• Thoughts

    “I hear a voice you can not hear. Which says I must not stay. I see a hand you can not see. Which beckons me away."

    The only thing you take with you when you're gone is what you leave behind
    --- John Allston

    There is more peace somewhere.
    There is more peace somewhere.
    I'm gonna keep on 'til I find it.
    There is more peace somewhere.
    --- African American Hymn

    I cannot think of them as dead who walk with me no more;
    along the path of life I tread they but are gone before.
    --- Fredrick Lucian Hosmer

    In the rising of the sun and in its going down, we remember them.
    In the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter, we remember them.
    In the opening of buds and in the rebirth of spring, we remember them.
    In the blueness of the sky and in the warmth of summer, we remember them.
    In the rustling of leaves and in the beauty of autumn, we remember them.
    In the beginning of the year and when it ends, we remember them.
    When we are weary and in need of strength, we remember them.
    When we are lost and sick at heart, we remember them.
    When we have joys we yearn to share, we remember them.
    So long as we live, they too shall live, for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.
    --- From Roland B. Gittelsohn

    "Hold on to what is good even if it is a handful of earth. Hold on to what you believe even if it is a tree which stands by itself. Hold on to what you must do even if it is a long way from here. Hold on to life even when it is easier letting go. Hold on to my hand even when I have gone away from you." ~Pueblo Blessing ~

    Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
    Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
    Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
    Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

    Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
    Scribbling on the sky the message He is Dead.
    Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
    Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

    He was my North, my South, my East and West,
    My working week and my Sunday rest,
    My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
    I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong.

    The stars are not wanted now; put out every one,
    Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun,
    Pour away the ocean and sweep up the woods;
    For nothing now can ever come to any good.

    W.H. Auden

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Hefelfinger, Russell K.

July 1, 1967 – April 27, 2017

Russell K. Hefelfinger, 49, of Marlin, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017 in a Waco hospital. Graveside services will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 29, 2017 in Hillcrest Cemetery with Brother David Johnson officiating.

Mr. Hefelfinger was born on July 1, 1967 in Georgetown, Texas to Marvin and Debra Shaffer Hefelfinger. He married Angela Jackson on April 6, 1990 in Marlin and they celebrated over 27 wonderful years together. Mr. Hefelfinger loved to fish and hunt but his true love was his family. He was a member of the NRA and Ward Street Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Angela Hefelfinger; father, Marvin Hefelfinger; mother, Debra Hefelfinger; sons, Adam and Connor Hefelfinger; daughter, Miranda Hefelfinger; grandson, Emiliano Hefelfinger; brothers, Randy and Brian Hefelfinger; mother-in-law, Gail Nutt and father-in-law, Larry Jackson.

Baker, Ruth Mae

Sept. 24, 1917 – April 28, 2017

Ruth Mae Baker, 99, of Marlin, passed away Friday, April 28, 2017 in a local hospital. Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, May 1, 2017 in Hillcrest Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, April 30, at Adams Funeral Home.

Drosche, Maurine (Allen)

M. DroscheMaurine Drosche, 84, of Independence Mo passed away April 3rd, 2017 at Seasons Care Center in Kansas City, Mo. Her family will be celebrating her life at a visitation service on Friday April 7th from 5-7pm at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society. They will then have her funeral service on Saturday April 8th at 10:00am which will also be held at Heartland. Immediately following will be a graveside service at Buckner Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Drosche was born on January 8 to the proud parents Charlie Allen and Annie Laura Spicer-Allen in Reagan, TX. She was the youngest of 5 children. She is survived by her husband Wayne L Drosche; three children Wayne R Drosche and wife Kathy, Laura Hendrix and husband Don Hendrix, and Gaylen Davenport and husband Don Davenport; and brother Arthur P. Allen and wife Joann.

Preceded in death were siblings Vida Boyd, Mildred Feldman, and Earl Allen. Maurine married the love of her life Wayne L. Drosche and they lived their life of love together for 65 full years. Maurine and Wayne started their life together in Marlin, TX. Shortly after their marriage Wayne enlisted in the Army and spent most of his enlistment time in Germany while Maurine remained in Marlin. During his time of service they welcomed their first child Randy. Two years later, Marsha was born. To their surprise 8 yrs later they had their daughter Gaylen. The joy of their life together was spent serving in their church the, Reorganized Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Over the years Maurine served in many capacities of the church working with the women and children departments. In her final years she became a member of the Remnant Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints.

Maurine began her career at the VA Hospital and retired in 1994. She filled many capacities over the years but retired as a medical coder. She had a love for helping others, working with hospice, and other volunteer organizations throughout her life. She loved working with flowers and gardening as well as planning and decorating for special occasions! Maurine and Wayne loved to travel. One of her most memorable trips was going to Washington DC and Niagara Falls.

Her greatest joys came from spending time with her grandchildren Morgan and Ryan Drosche, Derek Hendrix and wife Heidi, Jennifer Davenport, and Laura Reed and husband Jeremy Reed. She also cherished spending time with her great-grandchildren Abbygayle Duffey, Damian Reed, Brayden Reed, and McKinley Hendrix.

She began her life with her loving family and passed from this life with her husband and family surrounding her. She will be missed and remembered by all who knew her.

Pitrucha, Clarence R. “Babe”

Jan. 29, 1939 – April 7, 2017

Clarence Raymond “Babe” Pitrucha, 78, of Marlin, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017 at his residence.

Mr. Pitrucha was born January 29, 1939 in Marlin, Texas to John and Minnie Schraeder Pitrucha. He loved fishing, hunting and bull riding. Mr. Pitrucha was a longtime Bull Dozer operator.He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Cherry Almon; and a sister, Doris Hefelfinger.

Survivors include his daughter, Teresa Wolfe of Alabama; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Ruth Temples of Hewitt, Frances Braswell of Marlin, and Carol Miller of Canyon Lake; and many nieces and nephews.

Bussell, Carl James

October 22, 1945 ~ April 11, 2017

Carl James Bussell, 71, of Bryan, passed away quietly and peacefully on Tuesday April 11, 2017 at home, while surrounded by family and love. A time for family to receive friends will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday April 14, 2017 at Hillier Funeral Home of Bryan. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church of Bryan, with Rev. David Henry officiating.

Carl was born on October 22, 1945 to Dr. James and Dorothy (Tostmann) Bussell in Long Beach, CA. After the end of WWII, the Bussell family settled in Marlin, Texas, where they raised their four children: Carl, Carol, Stanton, and Robert. After graduating from Marlin High School, Carl joined the US Navy and served two tours in Vietnam on the USS Ingersoll. He married his high school sweetheart, Nancy Curry, on May 24, 1967. After his time in the Navy, Carl and Nancy moved to Austin, where Carl attended The University of Texas and was trained to be a jeweler by Charles and Erna Leutwyler. Carl and Nancy settled in Bryan, Texas in 1973 and opened Carl Bussell’s Diamond Room, which served as his livelihood and creative outlet for his artistic talents for 35 years.

Carl was an active member of the College Station Morning Lions Club for over 40 years, and he loved deer and squirrel hunting, bay fishing, woodworking, knife making, and arrowhead knapping. He and Nancy were members of The First United Methodist Church of Bryan and founding members of the Wesley Class. Carl particularly loved family time at their lakehouse on Lake Belton, phone calls with his siblings, and reading whenever he could. When speaking about Carl, you might remember him for his ability to be diplomatic, slow to anger, thoughtful, and to make you laugh.

Carl is preceded in death by his parents. He leaves behind his loving wife of 50 years, Nancy Bussell; daughters: Stacey Tepera and husband Michael of College Station, and Betsy Dodson and husband Rob of Grapevine; siblings: Carol Jones of Conroe, Stanton and Susan Bussell of Waco, Robert and Sharon Bussell of Conroe, and grandchildren: Patrick, Caroline, Libby and Fisher.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to College Station Morning Lions Club, PO Box 9890, College Station, TX 77842 or to Hospice Brazos Valley.

Dieterich, William

Aug. 16, 1935 – April 8, 2017

William “Bill” Dieterich, 81, of Marlin, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 at his residence.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church with the Reverend Robert Kitson officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Monday, April 10th at Adams Funeral Home.

Mr. Dieterich was born on August 16, 1935 in Riesel, Texas to William F. and Emma K. Huber Dieterich. He married Betty Smith on February 14, 1959 in Marlin and they celebrated over 38 wonderful years together until her death on October 15, 1997. Mr. Dieterich loved to garden, play golf, and woodworking but his true love was his family. He was former Boy Scout Leader and coached his son in Little League Baseball. Mr. Dieterich was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brothers, Carl and Raymond Dieterich and sisters, Erna Mae Neumann and Lillie Neumann.

Survivors include his son, Randy Dieterich; daughters, Rhonda McCormick and her husband, Lloyd, Regina Vice and her husband, Greg and Rozann Curry and her husband, Dean; grandchildren, Lesley Clurman and her husband, Ross, John Marc Curry and his wife, Kristen, Lindsey Rekieta, Kasey Logan and her husband, Kyle, Dani Dieterich, and James Curry and his fiancé, Caitlin Easterling; great grandchildren, Bryant McCaleb, Todd Logan, Kamryn, Kendall and Kourtney Curry and Miley Curry; brother, Wilburn Dieterich and his wife, JoAnn; special friend, Jane Dieterich and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church.

Musia, Rachel Kathleen

January14, 1989 — April 2, 2017

Rachel Kathleen Musia, 28, of Norman, Oklahoma, passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2017. 

Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, at Cook-Gerngross-Green-Patterson Funeral Home, in Rosebud, with Charles West officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery in Rosebud. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home.

Rachel was born on January 14, 1989 to Jack Musia and Kimberly Wieser in College Station, Texas. Rachel loved life and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her mom, Kimberly Wieser and husband, Rance Weryackwe; her father, Jack Musia and wife, Brenda; siblings, Cody Musia and wife, Morgan, Marley Roppolo and Nia Weryackwe; grandparents, Harold Wieser Jr. and wife, Billie, Sandra Daniels, Paulette Lloyd and husband, Butch; great-grandmother, Vancy Falco; and numerous other loving family and friends.Sign the Guest Book at http://www.wacotrib.com

Fry, Bettie A. Herren

September 6, 1934 – March 21, 2017

Bettie A. Herren Fry passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in Oklahoma’s Ponce City Nursing Home. She was born in Marquez, Texas to her parents A. E. “Bud” Herren and Velma Lena Winstead Herren on September 6, 1934.

Bettie graduated from Marlin High School in 1959, married shortly after graduation to Joe Quiram, Jr. and after living in Marlin for a few years moved to Waxahachie, Texas, then to the “Big D”, Dallas, Texas. While there she worked as an executive Assistant for Mr. Wynn on the 41st floor, for American Liberty Oil Company. At the time it was the tallest building in Dallas. Joe and Bettie had two sons and divorced in 1968. While in Dallas she met and married William Barnes “Bill” Fry in 1969. The next move would be from Texas to Arkansas City, Kansas and that is where the couple would open a Hallmark Card Shop in 1971. In 1973 Bill and Bettie moved to Ponca City , Oklahoma where she worked as a realtor and broker. After Bill retired they moved to Tulsa. She started working for the City of Tulsa and had a stoke a few years later. They returned to Ponca City and enjoyed retirement until Bill’s health started failing and he died. Bettie would continued to live in Ponca City and even stayed after having cancer surgery. In August she fell and had a broken hip. She remained in a nursing home from August 2016 until her passing on March 21, 1017.

Bettie loved entertaining and cooking for friends, sight-seeing, traveling and playing bridge on the computer. She made many friends in many near and far places. She was also interested in bowling, music, singing and anything involved with friends and her grandchildren. She will be missed by many.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Bill and her parents. Bettie is survived by a sister, Velma Sue Herren Graham of Fredericksburg, Texas, a niece and nephew, Bettie’s two sons and family and Bill Fry’s two sons and families; Keith and wife, Lynn Quiram, of Ponca City, Daryl W. Quiram , of Tulsa, George Fry and wife, Stella, of Lubbock, Texas and Roger Fry and wife, Dara of Flower Mound, Texas. She has 8 grandchildren, Kip Quiram and wife Loren, of Shidler, Oklahoma, Whitney Quiram Sorrels and spouse, Jerry, of Ponca City, Oklahoma, D. J. Quiram, Jr. of Nacogdoches, Texas, Kevin Fry and wife, Cynthia, Idalou, Texas, Jennifer Fry, Lubbock, Texas, Jace Fry and Stephen Fry, Dallas, Texas and Brice Fry and Spouse, Amanda of Dallas, Texas; 5 great-grandchildren, Khloe and Cooper Sorrels, Riley and Lilly Ann Fry and Lyssa Elmore.

Edmonds, Artie Irene (Blocker)

October 20, 1917 – March 30, 2017

Funeral services for Artie Irene Blocker Edmonds, 99, resident of Belton, Texas, will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Adams Funeral Home in Marlin Texas. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Marlin. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Mrs. Edmonds was a long time resident of Marlin, moving there from Teague, Texas, in the summer of 1961. She lived in Marlin until March, 2000, when she moved to Belton to be near her daughter.

Mrs. Edmonds passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 30, 2017, at her home in Belton after a short illness.

Artie Edmonds was born October 20, 1917 in the North Elm Community near Cameron, Texas. She was the daughter of Myrtle Fuller Blocker and Robert Lee Blocker.

She was united in marriage to James Milam Edmonds on May 28, 1945 in Cameron, Texas. He preceded her in death December 12, 1980.

Artie was a homemaker, seamstress and avid gardener. While she lived in Belton, she was an active participant and advocate for the RUOkay? senior support program through the Belton Police Department, starring in their informational video.

Mrs. Edmonds was a member of the Church of Christ. She was baptized into the Church at the age of 16.

She is survived by her daughter, Sheila Edmonds Donahue of Belton; 4 grandsons: Erik Daniel Edmonds, Nicholas James Edmonds, Jarden Griffin Edmonds and Vandon Morgan Donahue; 3 great grand daughters: Isabella, Sophia and Emma Edmonds; daughter in law: Vicki Sue Griffin; sister Thelma Rae Brown; sister in law: Jean Krall; numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Edmonds was preceded in death by her son, Danny James Edmonds, in 1992, her brothers Oscar Lee Blocker, Charlie Blocker, R. L. Blocker and sisters Annie Mae Blocker and Ruby Blocker.

The family of Mrs. Edmonds would like to extend loving thanks to Hospice Compassus with Dr. Vaught and nurses Cheryl and Elsa; her caregiver, Sandra Taylor, as well as her primary care physician Dr. Roger Kylberg. We further offer our thanks to the Belton Senior Center and the Meals on Wheels program and the volunteers who work in that program, especially Cherris, Sarah and Bonnie.

Moody, Edgar Lee

Edgar MoodySeptember  11, 1929 – March 30, 2017

Edgar Lee Moody, a good and faithful servant of the Lord, peacefully passed away on March 30, 2017. His service will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 6, in the Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Chapel, with the burial at 1:00 p.m., at Waco Memorial Park. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey.

Ed was born to Hazel and Myrtle Moody in Mart, Texas, on September 11, 1929. He was one of four siblings, including Charles Moody, Martha Stephens, and Wayne Moody.

On March 21, 1959, Ed and Pat Moody married, and they recently celebrated their 65th year of marriage. Ed and Pat were an example to many of how to love and cherish your spouse. Ed bravely served his country as a soldier in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After graduating from Baylor with an accounting degree, Ed became a Certified Public Accountant. In 1966, the Moody family moved to Marlin, Texas, where he built a successful career and raised a family. A founding partner of Parrish, Moody and Fikes, Ed spent a career helping clients pay no more than their fair share of income taxes.

Ed was active in many service, professional, and community organizations. He was a Deacon at First Baptist Church of Marlin, and served as President of the local Chamber of Commerce, President of the Lions Club, President of the Texas Society of CPAs, a Boy Scout Master, a member of the United Way, a board member of the Marlin Country Club, and an officer on the local Little League, along with several other community organizations. In short, Ed lived a life of service to his community.

Ed was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great-grandfather. His leadership and compassion were an example to those around him. Ed and Pat have a wonderful family legacy, including three sons and two daughters-in-law, Debra and Gregg Moody of Belton, Jeff Moody of Phoenix, and Amy and Brett Moody of Houston; 12 grandchildren, Kayla Moody, Kacie Trevino, Claire Moody, Erin Moody, Carter Moody, Chloe Moody, Cate Moody, Duke Moody, Peter Moody, Boone Moody, Shawna Kinsey, and David Plaehn; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Above all else, Ed’s life and legacy will live on through the promise of Exodus 20:6, The Lord shows his steadfast love to a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep His commandments. Ed was a man of faith and integrity.

Mr. Moody is survived by his loving wife, Pat, and his brother, Wayne.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to First Baptist Church of Marlin.

Langley, Robert Clinton

rlangleyJune 7, 1954 – February 17, 2017

Robert Clinton Langley was born in Marshall, TX on June 7, 1954 to Doss Clinton Langley and Ada Lee Thomas Langley. He passed to the next level in this game called “Life As We Know It” on Feb. 17, 2017 while in the compassionate care of Dr. Khan and his band of angels at the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, CLC VA Hospital, Temple, TX. ,after a long, hard battle with pancreatic cancer.

Robert was preceded in death by both parents, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Robert is survived by three children and four grandchildren, Robert Doss Langley (mother, Cindy Bueher) and son, Doss Hindrix Langley, Clinton Cole Langley (mother, Cindy) son, Gabriel Cole Langley and daughter, Alivia Kathryn Langley ; daughter in law, Haley Lynn Jenkins, Chelsey Langley (mother, Stacey Langley) and son Aiden Gabriel Santillan. Siblings: Linda Langley Price (John B Price)-nephews Christopher Kelton, Clayton Kelton, niece in law-Noelle Cannon. Allan Langley, nieces, Allianna Langley (Josh), Alexa Langley, Andrea Langley , 5 great nephews. Long time neighbors and extended family, Jerry and Elizabeth Halpain. Also, several dear uncles, aunts and many cousins. Special friends John Hall, Ellen Redd, Dan Wallace, and Paul Carpathian.

Robert went to school from first grade to graduation from high school in Marlin, TX He was very proud of his football career as a Marlin Bulldog. After graduation, Robert joined the Navy where he spent 4 years traveling around the world and building all sorts of structures in many exotic places. He proudly served with the US Naval Mobile Construction Battillion 62, also known as the Sea Bees. He has many lifelong friends from that chapter in his life. They called him “Bob”.

A long career was built on the skills he learned while in the Seabees. He completed many, many projects while working in San Antonio with Paul Carpathian and Dan Wallace in Henderson, TX. If you ever met Robert for more than 30 minutes, you would know he was a talented man on many levels; craftsman, artist, musician, poet, writer and historian. We will be playing his original music at his memorials. Robert’s music career started about the time he was 12. That is when he would “borrow” Linda’s first guitar while she was at work and teach himself how to play. He was well known for his singing ability in church, if you were in the building, you were aware that Robert Langley was there! He also led the congregational singing. No matter where he was, anywhere in the world, he had some type of guitar with him. His music career encompassed several bands, from Arkansas, to Scotland, all over Texas, and hundreds of solo performances. A few with his daughter Chelsey in Henderson, TX.

When the demon disease Cancer, started it’s personal attack on our immediate family, our mother Ada Lee was the first warrior in 2001. We had lost our dad, Doss, on the first day of 2000. a rough start to this century. Robert was living with Ada at Lake Stryker when she became ill. For the last 8 weeks of her life, he was her “one on one” 24/7. For that, he will always be my Hero. When Robert started his battle with pancreatic cancer he was still at Stryker with Allan. For the first few months, Allan was his “one on one”, another Hero in our family . When Robert finally started letting us know he needed us, we ALL stepped up. He called we came. His sons, daughter, sister,brother, nephews, friends would drop what they were doing and take care of business. Because, in Robert’s words, and more recently in Clayton’s words, We are Family, that is what we do. We told you this story to explain our next request. In lieu of flowers, plants or any traditional memorial, please donate to the American Cancer Society (pancreatic cancer) or any of the programs. Or, contribute to the Veterans Support groups in Temple, TX.

Memorial Services:
Saturday March 4, 2017, 1 – 4 pm, Washburn Memorial Building, New Salem Cemetery, New Salem , TX
Directions From Henderson, take US HWY 79 S, go 2-3 miles, turn south on to HWY 839 go 12.7 miles, turn left on to FM 1662 at New Salem-1/10 th mile Take first right on C.R 4258D, Building in front of New Salem Cemetery If you get lost, call Jerry 972 922 9726 or Linda 903-393-4014
Intersection of Hwy 839 and FM 1662

Sunday March 5, 2017, noon til done
VFW #76
10 Tenth St
San Antonio, TX 78215

Seay, Roger Dale

img_2554Feb. 8, 1942 – Feb. 11, 2017

Roger Dale Seay aka “Stick”, “Rock”, “Mr.Pride”, 75, of Robinson, TX, entered into peaceful rest on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at his sons residence in Galveston, TX.

Services will be at 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb 26, at OakCrest Funeral Home in Waco with Rocky Seay officiating. Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25, at funeral home. Roger will be laid to rest next to his beloved mother, Lillie Densman Angle. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Marlin.

Roger was born on February 8, 1942 in Marlin to the late Lillie Angle and the late Albert Seay. Roger went to Marlin schools then served in the US Navy from February 21, 1961 to March 30, 1963.

Roger went to college for many years in multiple majors, always had a thirst for knowledge. Roger loved his family, nieces, nephews and grandkids immensely, as well as, all those he took under his wing as if they were all his own. Roger loved to fish, travel, raise Cain, and just loved life in general.Roger was owner and operator of several Mr. Pride Car Washes in New Orleans, LA for many years and loved all his employees and spoke of them frequently. Especially Jeffrey and Calvin. Roger Seay also owned many businesses in Texas. Including bars, construction, auto dealership, manufacturing company, the Village Shopper Newspaper, Pest Control, and many more. He was a businessman to watch out for. He also assisted his son in managing Westview Lanes in Waco TX, as well as, many night clubs in Waco. Up to his last day he was known as the manager of Austin’s on the Avenue.

Like any man, Roger Seay made many mistakes and may admit to most LOL, but Roger was a man that was always there for anyone in need and never looked or expected anything in return. He was a man to fear, but also a man that was always there for everyone, to protect, to console, to make you laugh, and to love. He judged no man, as well as, feared no man. His life was full of ups and downs but he never quit and always had a plan. He was a man that made life interesting for anyone that knew him. He never had a dull moment. He was not in pain and was enjoying life till the end. He always prayed for God’s gift, just to go out one last time. The night before God answered his prayers as his son, Royce, took him out to raise Cain for one last time and he did…LOL. He laid his head down with a smile, with his son. He had a plan up till the end. He never wasted a minute of his life. His life was like a fiction story. You may say unbelievable, a myth, he was a legend.

AMAZING!!!Roger was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Myrtle Frasier; loving mother, Lillie Densman Angle; father, Albert Seay; and sister, Wanda Maddox.

He is survived by his children, George Newell of Roseburg OR , Roger Dale Seay II and wife Jennifer of Waco, Shane Seay, Shonda Moreland and husband Parker of Corpus Christi, Dawn Lehrman and husband Craig, Shawn Seay of Waco, Royce Seay and Corina of Galveston, Lance Ryan Manchester (SEAY) of San Antonio; sisters, Judith McGraw and husband Jim, Paula Pursche and husband Rusty, Rita Byer Eckert, Lisa Angle, Norma Jean Newsom and Judy Walls; brothers, Kieth Byer and wife Beth, Randy Angle, Buddy Marsh and wife Janet, Jerry Don Marsh and Larry Dale Marsh. Best Friends/brothers, Charlie James, Troy Dees, Kay and James. Also, many more that in his eyes where his kids: Derrick, Ashley, Brandon, Joey, Bobby, Jason P., Caleb, Kasey, Dustin, Damian, Lawrence, Jason E., Laurie, Britton, Kari, Adem, Jonathan, Alicia, Shawn Matthew, Neal, Jessica, David, Jeffrey, Calvin, Cameron, Alex, Kaylin, Ryane, Nikki, all his employees, and many many more……