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February 4, 2014

Roy Buxton

Roy Buxton

ORANGE —    Roy Buxton, 82, of Lumberton, passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2014 at Christus – St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont following an illness.

   Born on September 6, 1931 in Starks, Louisiana to his parents, Gracie (Ashworth) Buxton and Lloyd Buxton, he lived in Lumberton for the last 3 years and he had previously resided in Lufkin and Orange.  Roy spent a career with the United States Army as a Platoon Sergeant, during his tour he served in Korea and Vietnam.  Following his retirement, Roy enjoyed traveling. He was an avid fisherman. He was an honorable man as his word was his bond. He was a very easy going person and  enjoyed teasing those he loved.

   Roy is preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Bonnie Ashworth, Dorothy Buxton, Vernell Gillis and Poppy Harvell.  Those who will cherish his memory most are his wife of 20 years, Billie Ruth Buxton of Lumberton; his sons, Rodney Buxton and Cliff Buxton both of Florida; his stepson, Darrell Duhon and wife, Debrah of LaPorte; his brother, G. L. “ Chick ” Buxton and wife, Sena of Pasadena, Texas; his nephew, Greg Gillis and wife, Becky of Starks; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family.

   Services by which to honor Roy’s life will be at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, February 6, 2014 in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with Brother John Fortenberry, officiating.  Military Honors, Rite of Committal and Interment will follow services at The Wilkinson Cemetery in Little Cypress.  A gathering of family and friends for a time of reflection will be from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home.

   Honoring Roy as pallbearers are Cameron Duhon, Lee Duhon, Greg Gillis, Roy Lee Granger, Jason Bishop and Paul Rogers.

 Condolences may be expressed for the family at http://www.dormanfuneralhome.com/.

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