Roy was born June 27, 1945, to Joseph Elmer Pattillo and Bessie Beatrice Pattillo (Stringer) in Lubbock, TX. He married Ann Hartnett‐Pattillo on November 29, 1974, at Trinity Church in Lubbock, TX.
As our family sits around trying to come up with words to describe a man that has left such a hole in our hearts, truly an unimaginable task through tears, one thing is certain, Roy was a working man. The man that was called on by family, friends, and strangers to help with just about anything, the GO‐TO Guy. He started working in the grocery business for United at the age of 15 and never stopped working. All things from grocery stores, oil fields, a salesman for company that sold to grocery stores, and then lastly back at United. But the work outside of his “official” jobs were where he shined. Learning carpentry, electrical, and plumbing; which he hated; building playhouses, a windmill, building large additions to houses, and custom cabinetry with meticulous detail. Later changing lifestyles and buying land. Remodeling and adding to an old farmhouse and learning to work the land and the things that go into maintaining that land. Learning about goats became an entertaining hobby, that would occasionally be bred for pets. He had a passion to always be learning, to be building and to be working outside. A man that was stronger than life, nothing stopped him from working. Nothing meant more to him than taking care of his wife, his children, his grandchildren and extended family and friends.
Roy is survived by his wife, Ann Pattillo; children, John and Rashel Thompson, Stacy Pattillo, Amanda and Randall Williams. Grandchildren: Jeremy & Madison (King), Jake, Jonah and Jason Thompson; Sadie, Raylee and Preslee Williams. Great Grandchildren Lyla & Harper Thompson.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Elmer Pattillo and Bessie Beatrice Pattillo; siblings, Lois Smitherman, Florine Pieper, and Patsy Gary.
Roy passed away on September 17, 2023