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Flanner and Buchanan- Carmel
Thursday December 17th, 2015
11:00am - 1:00pm

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Thursday December 17th, 2015
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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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Guestbook

I worked with Roy at Hunt Co.for years always nice to everyone,Rest in Peace

Debbie Lewis Jun 8 2017 12:00 AM

So saddened to hear of this wonderful man's passing. Just now heard about it or I'd have came to visitation. My heart & prayers are with you all. He was such a sweet well loved man & will be missed greatly.

Christy Crouch Guest Jun 6 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about your loss. Brother Dittmar was always there for our family and we really appreciated everything he did. I am out of town and will not be able to attend. Our love to all of his family. Jo Littlefield and all of her family.

Jo Littlefield Thompson Jun 5 2017 12:00 AM

May he and Velma be together and at peace.

Frank Jun 5 2017 12:00 AM

Have fond memories of the visits with uncle Roy. He always had a unique way of telling stories. Mom always spoke fondly of him and the family growing up together. Our condolences go out to your family and you will be in our prayers.

Tom and Dianne Pogue Jun 4 2017 12:00 AM

We will miss Roy Lee and all his phone calls and funny stories about the many pies and cakes he had recently made. He was a good person and preacher and a loving uncle. It is comforting to know he is with his beloved wife, parents, and sisters. Our deepest sympathies to Rodney, Gordon, Ralonda, and your families, and thank you all for your love and support of Roy Lee over the years.

Jeannine and Jim Kline Jun 3 2017 12:00 AM

PRAYING FOR COMFORT AND PEACE. GOD BE WITH AND BLESS THE FAMILY.

Cathy Jun 3 2017 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss! My prayers for your Family.

James Hines Jun 3 2017 12:00 AM

Love you guys with all our hearts

Tracy and Lori Anderson Jun 3 2017 12:00 AM

Roy Lee will be missed. He touched so many lives.

Penny Yager Jun 2 2017 12:00 AM

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