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Roy L. Detro

1928 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Roy L. Detro Obituary
Roy L. Detro, age 85 passed away Sunday, August 3, 2014, at Longview Regional Medical Center. Roy was born December 21, 1928, in Greencastle, Indiana, to Roy and Lorean Detro. He married Myrt Scaggs on July 23, 1949; they recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Roy began his 33-year career with IBM in 1954 in Greencastle, Indiana, and transferred to the Sherman Card Plant in 1958 until his retirement from the IBM Las Colinas facility in 1987. He loved spending time with his family and grandchildren, playing cards, camping and fishing, and was an active member at Forest Grove Christian Church in Allen, Texas. He enjoyed volunteering in any capacity where he could lend a helping hand.

Left to carry on Roy's legacy are his wife, Myrt of Longview, Texas; sons, Gary and wife Rhonda of Celina, Texas, Mike and wife Linda of Sherman, Texas, Darrell and wife Vicki of Scottsdale, Arizona; daughter, Nancy Britain and husband Doug of Longview, Texas; 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren with another on the way; sister Margie Perry of Waveland, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents, brother Charles, and sister Kate Clark.

A funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday at Turrentine Jackson Morrow Chapel in Allen, Texas with Rev. Ken Crawford officiating. Pallbearers for the service include grandsons, Todd Detro, Grant Detro, Michael Detro, Blake Britain, Paxton Emerson and Earl Shiflett. Interment will follow at Cedarlawn Memorial Park in Sherman, Texas. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday at Turrentine Jackson Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Forest Grove Christian Church at P.O. Box 961, Allen, Texas, 75013 or a .

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Published in The Herald Democrat on Aug. 5, 2014
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