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Rev. Roy Lee Dittmar

February 23, 1938 — May 31, 2017

Rev. Roy Lee Dittmar

Rev. Roy Lee Dittmar, 79 of Greenville passed away at his home on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, surrounded by his family.

Rev. Dittmar was born on February 23, 1938, in Seminole, OK, to Rev. Franklin Leroy (Roy) Dittmar and Grace Irene Streeter. He was the retired pastor of Mount Zion Church in Commerce with 30 years of service. He was also a retired Jailer at Hunt County Detention with ten years of service. Over the course of 58 years in the ministry, Rev. Roy Lee served as a pastor or an associate pastor in eleven churches within Texas and Oklahoma. For nearly 40 years he served as clerk with the Hunt Baptist Association. When Roy Lee was 15 he surrendered to preach, he was licensed at age 17 and ordained at the age of 20.

Anyone who knew Rev. Roy Lee, knew him also as the "Pie Man." He loved blessing others with homemade pies and desserts. He cared deeply for people and enjoyed visiting with those in the church and community ( most often with a pie or two in hand).

On August 14, 1962, he married Velma Barber in Cherokee, OK. "walking hand in hand with Jesus" aptly describes their 44 years of marriage and their partnership in ministry.

Rev. Dittmar was preceded in death by his wife, Velma (Barber) Dittmar; his son, Randy Leroy Dittmar; his parents: Franklin Leroy and Grace Irene Dittmar; his sisters,: Juanita Pogue and Lorraine Gambrell.

Survivors include his sons: Rodney Dittmar and wife Renee of Dallas and Gordon Dittmar and wife Tania of Greenville; his daughter, Ralonda Dittmar of Brea, CA; his grandchildren: Randy Dittmar (Rachel) of San Antonio, Amanda Dittmar of Lynwood, WA, Ian Dittmar of Dallas, Rebekah Dittmar of Dallas, Jabin Cutshaw and Dominique Ashley both of Greenville; his great grandchildren: Shane Dittmar and Juliahna Dittmar both of San Antonio; his sister, Ada Mae Hill of Bakersfield, CA; and, many beloved in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and many others who adopted Roy Lee as their Dad/Granddad.

The family has suggested that in lieu of usual remembrances, contributions can be made to Gideons International Association, Hunt County Baptist Association, the Red Cross and Little Kids Rock organization.

Visitation will be held on Monday, June 5, 2017, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Commerce with Bro. Rodney Williams officiating.

Interment will follow at Mount Zion Cemetery.

Interment service follows church service.


SERVICES
Visitation

Monday, June 05, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1209 Live Oak Street
Commerce, Texas 75428

Funeral Service

Tuesday, June 06, 2017
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

First Baptist Church - Commerce
1401 Washington Street
Commerce, Texas 75428

Interment Service

Tuesday, June 06, 2017
3:00 PM

Mount Zion Cemetery
15175 Texas 11
Cumby, Texas 75433

Interment service follows church service.

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Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, December 17, 2015

11:00am - 1:00pm (Central time)

Flanner and Buchanan- Carmel

325 E. Carmel Drive, Carmel, IN 46032

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Funeral Service

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Starts at 1:00pm (Central time)

Flanner and Buchanan- Carmel

325 E. Carmel Drive, Carmel, IN 46032

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