Rogelio Villegas, Jr., 74, passed away June 22, 2020, at UMC in Lubbock.
Roy was the loving husband of Ruth McSorley Villegas. They married on April 18, 1983, in Lubbock and they shared 37 years together.
Roy was born May 1, 1946, in Laredo to Rogelio Villegas, Sr. And Andrea Villegas.
Roy was a proud veteran of the United States Army, where he served in Vietnam in 1969.
He worked in the cotton industry for over 30 years and retired from United Cotton Growers in 2009.
Roy most enjoyed fishing down south with his family, building and woodworking.
Friday nights were reserved for gathering with buddies at the Martinez’s barn.
Roy was a “fix-it” man and was well known for his welding skills.
Roy never met a stranger and will always be remembered for his kindness and humility.
Roy is survived by his wife, Ruth McSorley-Villegas; his seven kids: Jeremy Ellis (Elisa), Marivel Garcia (Martin), Joshua Ellis, Joseph Ellis, Annabel De Jesus (Lazaro), Vanessa Villegas and Donna Villegas.
Roy was a proud grandpa to 25 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, with one on the way; eight siblings: De La Fuente (Robert), Minerva Luna (Predro), Emma Lopez (Juan), Rosario Estorga (Tony), Ruben Villegas, Rudico Villegas, Rene Villegas and Romoe Villegas (Lesa). Roy was also a proud uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Roy was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings: Roel Raquel Arriaga, Pedro Villegas, Sr. and Yolanda Carrillo.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday, June 29, at Guajardo Funeral Chapels, with the reciting of the Rosary following.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, at Guajardo Funeral Chapels.
Burial will follow in the Smyer Cemetery, under the direction of at Guajardo Funeral Chapels of Lubbock.