Orvis L

Orvis Clinton L'Roy

September 5, 1926 - May 12, 2019

Orvis Clinton L’Roy of McKinney, Texas passed away on May 12, 2019 at the age of 92.  He was born on September 5, 1926 to George and Mollie (Cain) L’Roy in Durant, Oklahoma where he also grew up.  Before graduating high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy at the age of 17.  Orvis proudly served his country on a destroyer escort ship during World War II.  On July 9, 1950, he married Minnewanka Oklawaha Ellis in Durant. Orvis used his G.I. Bill to  earn his pilot’s license, and was a pilot for Braniff International Airways for 30 years.  After retirement, Orvis enjoyed life on his farm in McKinney and all his pecan trees.

He is survived by his daughter, Julie Brants and husband, Fred of McKinney, Texas; son, Craig L’Roy of Valley View, Texas; and son, Kelly L’Roy and wife, Gloria of Plano, Texas; grandchildren, Chris Dunnam, Michael Dunnam, Matthew Dunnam, Zachary Brants, Hannah Brants, Evan L’Roy, Felicita L’Roy and Henry L’Roy; great grandchildren, Luna Dunnam, Charlotte Dunnam, C.J. Dunnam, and Lucas Skidmore; sister, Darlene Marlow; and numerous other loving family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Minnewanka L’Roy; parents, George and Mollie L’Roy; grandson, Jeffrey Dunnam; and several brothers and sisters.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 17, 2019 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas.  Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas.  The family will receive friends during a visitation on Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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To the L'Roy family, My heartfelt condolences for your loss. It was always a pleasure and special privilege to share a cockpit with Orvis. Orvis was a superb aviator and an absolute joy to fly with, a truly fine gentleman. Smooth air and tailwinds on your westward journey old friend. Steve Humphrey, Braniff
Steve Humphrey, May 17, 2019 To Orvis’ family, Didn’t find out until the day of his services that he had passed. Orvis was such a nice gentleman and a pleasure to fly with. May he rest in Heavenly peace, Sharyn Finnegan Braniff International Flight Hostess
Sharyn Finnegan, May 17, 2019 Orvis will be missed. He and I have been close friends for only around 10 years and he made an indelible imprint on my heart. We had a lot to talk about since we are both veterans and share a love for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I am so disappointed that he won’t be around for a ride when I complete his old 1929 Mercedes Gazell. Delbert Stufflebeam, May 15, 2019 All of us here at Lamb & Lion Ministries are praying for God to comfort the family and to give to each one the supernatural peace that passes all understanding. I will personally miss Orvis very much. I knew him for only about four years, but he blessed me immeasurably during that time. He was a gentle soul who loved the Lord with all his heart. I feel certain that he is rejoicing in Heaven right now over being united with his Savior. -- Dr. David R. Reagan, Lamb & Lion Ministries David Reagan, May 14, 2019 I’m so sad for your loss. Please know y’all are in my thoughts and prayers. Denice Webb Green, May 14, 2019 Craig, Know we are very sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort in the memories of your Dad. We are here and praying for you and your family.. Sending lots of love and positive energy. With our deepest sympathies, Joe Teel and Chris Glenn Joe Teel, May 14, 2019 I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. PRAYERS TO THE WHOLE FAMILY. PATTI HAGGERTY-GALLOWAY, May 13, 2019