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Roye Leylon Blackmon, Jr.

Roye Blackmon obit fixedRoye Leylon Blackmon Jr., Sugarland, TX, was born August 11, 1934 in Huntsville, TX, to Roye L. Blackmon Sr. and Lona Pyle Blackmon. He died October 11, 2020, after a long battle with cancer. He graduated from Coldspring, TX high school in 1951, and East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, TX in 1964. He attended Southwestern Theological Seminary. He served in the National Guard from 1952-1953. Roye married Peggy Anne Hodges September 21, 1953. He served in the ministry of Christ for 64 years, serving churches in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Mississippi, and was a volunteer missionary in Honduras. Music was an integral part of his life. He participated in several singing groups including the ETBU choir in 1953, and with singing men groups in Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas, mostly recently with the Singing Men of East Texas. He directed several community choirs in Mississippi, Texas and Honduras, and church choirs in the states where he served in ministry. He also did volunteer mission work in Hawaii, Brazil and Mexico. Wherever he was, he ministered for the Lord.

He is predeceased by his parents, and survived by his wife of 67 years, Peggy Blackmon; children Renee and John Peters, Stillwater, OK, Debbie and Rod Rowley, Elk City, OK, Becky and John Ragan, Carrollton, TX, and Randy and Amy Blackmon, Missouri City, TX; brothers Troy and Pam Blackmon, Crockett, TX, Herb and Jan Blackmon,Titusville, Florida; 7 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services for Roye Leylon Blackmon, Jr. will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 15, 2020 in the New Energy Cemetery with Rev. Jim Durham officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon prior to service at the Callaway-Allee Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to ETBU, 1 Tiger Dr., Marshall, TX 75670.

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  1. Dear Peggy and family,
    It was such a pleasure to have known Roye. We knew him from First Baptist Grapeland and Ricky sang with him in the SMET. We always enjoyed visits in your home, Peggy, and treasure the times you visited in ours. Roye will be missed here on earth but there is rejoicing in heaven as Roye went to his heavenly home. We are so sorry we will not be able to attend the services but will be praying for you and the family tomorrow and the weeks ahead.
    Love in Christ,
    Ricky and Linda Hitt

  2. Prayers Ms. Peggy for you and your family. Always enjoyed our visits in Wal-Mart. May God hold and comfort you during this time. Love and Light, Connie LaRue

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