SAN ANGELO, Texas â€” Roy Russell Whiting, 55, went to meet his Lord and Savior on Feb. 10, 2011, in San Angelo. Roy was a wonderful son, husband, father and brother. He was an Army â€œbratâ€ and attended schools in France, Turkey, Maryland, Virginia, Arizona and California.
He graduated from Roswell High School, Roswell, N.M. After four yearsâ€™ service in the Army, attaining the rank of sergeant, he attended and graduated with honors from Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, N.M. In 1992, he married his soul mate and sweetheart Lisa Ann, who predeceased him in 2008. Roy was a petroleum engineer and geological physicist for many years until his death.
He is survived by his daughter Kelsey Shaye Whiting (age 10), of San Angelo; his parents Doris and Howell Whiting, his brother Wayne Whiting, and sister Diane Weir, all of Roswell; brother Philip Whiting and his wife Carmen, of Phoenix; and son Jacob Alan Whiting, of Las Cruces, N.M.; and many nieces and nephews. Special thanks go to the family of his deceased wife Lisa, for the care of his beloved daughter Kelsey, and for their unconditional love and assistance during his valiant bout with cancer.
There will be a small family memorial service in Brownwood, where he will be laid to rest beside his cherished wife Lisa Ann. The graveside service will be at 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at Eastlawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Bill Slaymaker officiating. Family and friends may sign an online register book at johnsons-funeralhome.com