Roy Edward Deel

Services for Roy Edward Deel, 67, Baldwin City, will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday January 26, at the First United Methodist Church in Baldwin City KS. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m. at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence KS, with the family greeting friends following the service at the Lumberyard Arts Center in Baldwin City.

Roy died Monday January 21, 2019 at his home, surrounded by his family.

He was born May 31, 1951, in Lawrence, the son of William Glanville and Betty Jean Coleman Deel. He graduated from Baldwin High School in 1970 and attended Emporia State University and Manhattan Area Technical School.

After some summers of ‘building’ the Eisenhower tunnel Roy worked at Baldwin Grain Company and then at the Chemtrade plant in Lawrence KS for over 30 years, before retiring in 2017. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Baldwin City. He enjoyed watching his children play sports and music, watching the Jayhawks, Chiefs, and Royals, driving his MGB GT, canoeing trips to Canada, his long line of dogs and being outdoors.  He especially enjoyed spending time with family.

He married Connie Ann Fothergill on May 3, 1980, at the Baldwin First United Methodist Church. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include children Chapin (Marie) of Albuquerque NM, Nathan (Holly O’Neal) of Lawrence, Mattie Cooper (Kayla) of Tijeras NM; grandchildren Araceli, Lorena and Avilynn; brother Sam Deel (Margy); mother-in-law Ann (Pud) Fothergill; sisters-in-law Ronda Deel, Kathy Deel and Lynne Fothergill; brothers-in-law Wade Fothergill (Michelle), Cody Fothergill and Forrest Fothergill (Missy); nieces Sarah (Sean), Railey, Katie, Emy, Emelia, Macey and Nora; nephews David, Hunter, Max and Elliot.

Roy will be received in heaven by his parents; brothers Jim and Bill; father-in-law Chuck Fothergill; niece Susan and nephew Jeff.

Roy suggested memorials to Lumberyard Arts Center, Inc., sent in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Becky & Danny McMillen...

We are so sorry Connie & family for your loss. We hope that as your family gathers around you that all your memories will bring you comfort at a time like this. Roy was a good man.

From Nicole Dean...

Prayers of comfort and peace to all of you. I’m so sorry!

From Tim Jones...

Roy taught my brother David and me how to play guitar. He was a great cross country runner in high school. Enjoyed visiting with him when he worked at Baldwin Feed. Numbers 6:24-26

From Laurel Hunt Cockrell...

I’m so sorry for your loss of Roy. Prayers for the family

From Fred Shirk...

Worked with Roy at the old FMC plant,(ICL) today, he was always helpful when you would ask him for any kind of help.

From Martha...

Connie – This photo is exactly how I always see Roy in my mind. Words can’t express how sorry I am for your loss and please know I will keep you and your family in my thoughts for the days and weeks to come.

From Katie Stephens...

My heart goes out to you and your family. Roy, was one of the kindest, patient and most genuine person that I’ve ever known. With the best Dad jokes of all time!!

From Kathy Allen...

Connie, I’m so sorry for your loss. Nothing is more difficult than losing the love of your life. I’m sending virtual hugs your way.

From Barbara Bowman...

Connie, I am so sorry for your loss. I loved meeting Roy at the reunion – such a nice man. My thoughts are with you.

From Barbara Bowman...

Connie, I am so sorry for your loss. I loved meeting Roy at the reunion-such a nice man. My thoughts are with you.

From Teresa Crawford...

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

From Ginger Elliott...

Connie & family – sending you peace and grace at this time.

From Francine Dillard Steiner...

I went to school with Roy. He was always just a nice guy and a good friend. My condolences.

From Rance Sackrider...

Roy was one of the most enjoyable persons I ever worked with. A person who always put his family first. “Pick” (nick name for his guitar playing) will always be missed.

From No Spear...

Sending you love.

From Rachelle Vigna...

I’m so sorry to hear of your loss Connie. May wonderful memories sustain you during this very difficult time. Many prayers to you and your family.

From Sarah Shelnutt...

Connie – thinking of you, so sorry to hear about your husband. May God bless you and keep you during this difficult time.

From Connie Pfaff-Eickhoff...

I am so sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences are with you and your family during this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers.

From Lauraj...

I am so sorry for your loss please accept my sincere condolences. May the God of all comfort sustain you as you await the promises found at John 5:28,29 and Rev 21:4 where God promises to do away with all the things that cause us suffering and pain including death here on the earth forever. (Psalm 37:29) it is my sincere hope that these thoughts comfort your family at this time.
Lauraj

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