In Memory

Roy Meisenheimer

Roy Meisenheimer

Roy Lee Meisenheimer

April 27, 1944 - September 14, 2015

A Mass of Christian Burial for Roy Lee Meisenheimer, Jr., 71, of Marshall will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 19, 2015, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with The Very Reverend Anthony McLaughlin J.C.D. officiating. A scripture service will be conducted at 6 pm, Friday, September 18, 2015, followed by family visitation at 6:30 p.m., both at Downs Funeral Home. Mr. Meisenheimer died September 14, 2015, at Good Shepherd Medical Center-Marshall. Roy was a faithful Catholic and was an Honorary Lifetime Member of the Knights of Columbus.

He was born April 27, 1944, in Marshall to Evelyn Mary Hudgins and Roy Lee Meisenheimer, Sr. After graduating from Marshall High School, Roy attended Stephen F. Austin State University. In 1967, he enlisted in the National Guard and trained at Fort Ord in California. He later graduated from the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University. Throughout his banking career of almost 20 years, he served as President of Security State Bank and Peoples State Bank. Upon conclusion of his banking career, Roy branched out into various investment opportunities including Motor Supply, Thomas Ceramics, Boutique Scents, and also served as a financial advisor for The Carlile Law Firm.

He loved to reminisce about his high school years and the 1959-62 Marshall Maverick football team. He was Co-Captain of the team, and his most prized memory was playing for James David "Buddy" Ryan. He could tell stories for hours on end and remember every detail of every play. He was described in his senior yearbook as “Inwardly serious-minded with high standards; yet so full of fun and good humor; that’s Roy!” He continued to cheer on the Maverick team by watching his nephews play during the State Championship games of the 1988-1994 seasons. He also enjoyed hunting with his brother and lifelong family friends.

Survivors include his two daughters and son-in-law: Melissa and Steve Wood of Mesquite, and Jennifer Meisenheimer of Lodi; three granddaughters: Rebecca Wood, Jacqueline Wood, and Addison Meisenheimer. He is also survived by his brother and sisters and their spouses: George and Nancy Meisenheimer, Mary and Jon Weidman, and Susan and David Carlile, all of Marshall; as well as a niece, five nephews, and a host of friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be lifelong friends; Joe Black, III, Raymond Davis, Ray Fessler, Jerry Foley, James Hampton, Jerry Lomax, Tommy Maddox, Wendell McNeely, Richard Pruitt, and Carl Roth.

Flowers are welcomed or memorials suggested to the Epilepsy Foundation Texas, 5080 Spectrum Drive, Suite 1150E, Addison, Texas, 75001, or St. Joseph’s
Catholic Church, 410 North Alamo Boulevard, Marshall, Texas,

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09/15/15 03:21 PM #1    

Allen "Butch" Owen

So sorry to hear of my old friends recent death. He and I grew up together, went to school together, attended Graduate School of Banking together, and both had long careers in banking. We have Roy's family in our prayers and thoughts and hope that God holds them in his comforting arms while they deal with this time in their lives. May he rest in peace and suffer no more.

09/15/15 08:29 PM #2    

Sherry Manning (Tiller)

Roy Lee as I always called him, we will miss you, my friend, may your loved ones have a small consolation knowing that you were loved by many and will be missed by many.

09/16/15 01:10 PM #3    

John Stropp

Roy was a lifelong friend of mine. He was a compassinate, caring person, a friend to all, a christian and a patriot. We went through school together and shared a lot of good times. He loved sports and people and was always there for you.  I looked up Roy when I would come home to Marshall and always enjoyed the pleasure of his company. He fought the good fight. Roy Meisennheimer was a very good man and will be greatly missed by all that knew him.





09/16/15 06:07 PM #4    

Bill Lewis

Roy was one of the "good guys", by his loss we are diminished  not only in number but also  in the  quality of Mankind.

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