Roy C. Volkert, 85, formerly of Liberty passed away Saturday, October 6, 2012, in Seguin.
Funeral services to be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton with burial following at the Cooke Memorial Cemetery in Liberty. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at the funeral home.
Roy was born July 22, 1927 at the family farm home in Ganado, TX, to parents: Willie and Laura Christ Volkert. He was a former resident of Liberty for 33 years and at the time of his death had lived in Seguin for the past 2 1/2 years. He loved the Lord, was a member of New Life Christian Center and through the years served his church as a deacon and board member. Roy was an avid gardener and took great joy working in his garden and riding his classic Farmall tractor. He served his country in the Army Corps of Engineers from 1945 to 1948 and retired from Texaco in 1986.
Mr. Volkert was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 59 years, Margaret, two great-grandchildren: Jonas Roy Turner and Reagan Faith Turner, brothers: Willie, Horrest, Carl and Richard and sister: Dorothy. He is survived by daughter: LuLu Paschall and husband Terry of Denver, CO, son: Ken Volkert and wife Marilyn of Seguin, daughter: Nell Hamlett and husband Lester of Baytown, grandchildren: Kristee Paschall (Greg Johnson) Donavon Paschall (Mandy), Darren Paschall, Stephanie Guajardo (Robert), Angelyn Turner (Shelby), Alison Blanscet (Chilton), and Lauren Fox, great-grandchildren: Miles, Eli and Amelia Paschall Johnson, Nora, Leah and Anna Paschall, Victoria Guajardo, Noah Turner and Jade and Ella Blanscet, brother: Forrest Volkert (Maxine), sisters: Elfredia Geistman and Joyce Holland and sisters in law: Cynthia Volkert, Audeen Volkert and Janie Volkert, along with brother in law: R. N. Smart (Sue) and sisters-in-law: Sarah Smart, Audrey Smart and Katie Smart, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to Training Pastors in Indonesia, giving.ag.org, account number 236835 for project 5731.