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Roy Dean Price

Roy Dean Price, 56, of Greenville passed away on Friday, May 20, 2016, in Greenville.

Roy was born in Bonham, Texas, on June 11, 1959, to Ruby Earl Lakey Price and Roy Price. He graduated from Fannidel High School and was a member of First Baptist Church in Pecan Gap. He was a retired truck driver and a proud United States Army veteran. Roy Dean enjoyed fishing and hunting; but, his most favorite was the rodeo circuit - even his trucker handle was "Rodeo".

"Rodeo" is going to sign off now.

Roy Dean is survived by his son, Brandon Price and his many cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Chapel.

Interment will follow at Lamasco Cemetery in Bonham.

Pallbearers will be Bo Szafran, Johnny Painter, Greg Vandevender, Bob Ozee, Mark Greer, Larry Hood, Russell Carpenter and Ed Pickard.

Interment services follow chapel services.

Funeral Service

Thursday, May 26, 2016
11:00 AM

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

Interment Services

Thursday, May 26, 2016
12:30 PM

Lamasco Cemetery
5775 Farm to Market Road 1396
Ivanhoe, Texas 75447

Interment services follow chapel services.

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Heartbroken for you loss, Roy Dean was as I called him the Gentle Giant, had the bigg st heart of anyone I knew. My thoughts are with his family and loved ones.

Kim Johnson May 26 2016 12:00 AM

No one could light up a room or make people smile like Roy. He was a big man with a bigger heart. He will be missed by many and celebrated by all who had the honor of knowing him. I'm a better man for meeting him, and I know that the roads ahead of him are paved in gold. May he find happiness around every corner, and smiles behind every word spoken.

Ethan Falls May 25 2016 12:00 AM

God Bless Roy Dean. What a sweet man with a joyous and playful heart. Rest in peace Cousin.

Rena Cauley Harvey May 25 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. I'll miss playing poker and Roy trying for the bigger buck. God speed

Kent VanDevender May 25 2016 12:00 AM

I was lucky enough to have known Roy my entire life. Roy and my dad (Greg Vandevender) ware in the Army together and that is how I came to know Roy. Anytime Roy was near West Virginia on his truck routes he used to stop to catch up with my dad and take me for a ride in his "big truck," as I called it then. Even if it was just for a day. For years now Roy has been coming to West Virginia to hunt with us. That is a time we all will truly miss having him around. From the cards, to the drinks, laughs, tall tails and good food, Roy always made it better and made deer camp special. Roy was one that would give you the shirt off his back to help you, even if he didn't have anything else to give. He would always put a smile on your face and make you laugh no matter what kind of mood you were in. Know that you will be truly missed and always loved from your entire West Virginia family Roy Dean Price.

Justin Vandevender May 25 2016 12:00 AM

Sending our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Roy Dean. We enjoyed his visits for hunting season and it won't be the same without him. Roy will be deeply missed. He always spoke of how coming to "WV" was like coming home. Psalm 72:3 The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness. Much Love Roy from your WV family

Greg and Lynn Vandevender May 25 2016 12:00 AM

Our sincere heartfelt condolences to the family of our good friend Roy Dean. Roy will be sadly missed by by his West Virginia family and friends. We shared much laughter and many good times with Roy. His visits every year were treasured by us with many memories. We have faith that God will get us all through this time of sorrow and sadness, as we hold onto the good times and remember the days we were blessed to have with Roy. In Loving Memory of our Dear Friend Roy Dean Price.

Bob and Connie Ozee May 25 2016 12:00 AM

May you Rest in Peace Roy Dean, Thanks for the laughter in school on The Road when we Were Trucking in & Out of Oklahoma & Texas. Thanks for your Military Service to Our Nation, My fellow Military Veteran, I Salute you and I'll salute you At The funeral, Rest in Peace Ole Rodeo Friend,

Dewey Marsh May 23 2016 12:00 AM

RIP Classmate...Class of 1978

Dr. Vickie Collins May 23 2016 12:00 AM