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Rev. Roy Lee Dittmar, 79, of Greenville passed away May 31, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family.
Rev. Dittmar was born Feb. 23, 1938, in Seminole, Okla., to Rev. Franklin Leroy (Roy) Dittmar and Grace Irene Streeter. He was the retired pastor of Mount Zion Church in Commerce with 30 years of service. He was also a retired jailer at the Hunt County Detention with 10 years of service. During the course of 58 years in the ministry, Rev. Roy Lee served as a pastor or an associate pastor in 11 churches within Texas and Oklahoma.
On Aug. 14, 1962, he married Velma Barber in Cherokee, Okla.
Rev. Dittmar was preceded in death by his wife, Velma (Barber) Dittmar; his son, Randy Leroy Dittmar; his parents, Franklin Leroy and Grace Irene Dittmar; and his sisters, Juanita Pogue and Lorraine Gambrell.
Survivors include his sons, Rodney Dittmar and wife Renee of Dallas and Gordon Dittmar and wife Tania of Greenville; his daughter, Ralonda Dittmar of Brea, Calif.; his grandchildren, Randy Dittmar (Rachel) of San Antonio, Amanda Dittmar of Lynwood, Wash., Ian Dittmar of Dallas, Rebekah Dittmar of Dallas, Jabin Cutshaw and Dominique Ashley, both of Greenville; his great-grandchildren, Shane Dittmar and Juliahna Dittmar both of San Antonio; his sister, Ada Mae Hill of Bakersfield, Calif.; and many beloved in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and many others who adopted Roy Lee as their dad/granddad.
The family has suggested that in lieu of usual remembrances, contributions may be made to Gideons International Association, Hunt County Baptist Association, the Red Cross and Little Kids Rock organization.
Funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, June 6, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Commerce with Bro. Rodney Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Zion Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Monday, June 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home.
Published on June 2, 2017
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