Roy Bussey, 89, of Littlefield passed away Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, in Littlefield. He was born Dec. 16, 1924, to George W. and Stella Bussey in Iowa Park, Texas.
Roy was a 61-year resident of Littlefield and retired from Southwest Public Service in 1986 after 39 years of service. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army
. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Littlefield and Littlefield Masonic Lodge for over 50 years. He played a big role in getting the Lamb County Veterans Memorial built, and was very active in the Littlefield VFW
. Royce married Faye Bussey Sept. 7, 1947, in Hereford, Texas. She was the mother of their two children, Royce and Sissy. Faye passed away Nov. 9, 1994. He married Helen Butler March 28, 2000.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Bussey of Littlefield; a daughter, Stella Goyne and husband Coy of Plainview; daughter-in-law, Gayle Bussey of Littlefield; sister-in-law, Marzell Powell of Dimmitt; grandchildren, Greg and Shelby Goyne of Colorado Springs, Colo., Brad and Cynthia Bussey of Littlefield, Cisti and Paul Pinkert of Levelland and Melissa and David Quartemaine of Temple; six great-grandchildren; and various nieces and nephews. Waiting for him in Heaven were his wife, Faye Bussey; his son, Royce Bussey who passed Aug. 27, 2013; his parents; three sisters; and five brothers.
Funeral services for Royce will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at Grace Chapel in Hillcrest Funeral Home with Mike DeLoach officiating. Interment will follow in Littlefield Memorial Park. Serving as pallbearers will be Greg Goyne, Brad Bussey, Matthew Pinkert, Gary Squires, Dennis McCain and Ben McKinnon. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the South Plains Honor Flight, PO Box 94787, Lubbock, Texas 79493. Arrangements are under the personal care of Hillcrest Funeral Home in Littlefield.