Services for Roy E. Axline, 85, Edmond, Oklahoma, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, August 14 at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, Kansas. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Axline passed peacefully on Saturday, August 5, 2017, in Edmond, Oklahoma.
He was born and raised in Lawrence, Kansas to Carl and Mary Axline. He graduated from University High School in 1950.
Mr. Axline served in the U.S. Navy in 1951. A faithful servant of Christ, he was a member of Southside Church of Christ for many years. He worked for Reuter Organ Factory in Lawrence for 26 years, where he met the love of his life, Donna, with whom he enjoyed 57 years of marriage.
He was a father that was always available for the needs of his children, whether it was driving them to college in a snow storm, or coming to rescue them from a vehicle breakdown on the way to or from college. He was the caregiver for his special needs daughter who he called his “special sweetheart”. His hobbies included golfing, fishing and woodworking. He enjoyed making wooden train and car sets that he gave to his grandchildren. They were exceptionally handcrafted and they will be keepsakes for years to come. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Mary Axline; and a daughter, Sherri Axline.
Survivors include a loving wife, Donna; two daughters, Carol & husband Steve Zedler of New Hampshire; Diana & husband Tim Grande of Edmond, Oklahoma; 6 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation, sent in care of the funeral home.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff of Good Shepherd Hospice of Edmond, Oklahoma for their kindness and compassion.