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Obituary for Claude Royce Willeford

January 4, 1922 - August 17, 2018
Sherman, Texas | Age 96


Claude Royce Willeford
1/4/1922 - 8/17/2018

Claude Royce Willeford, age 96, born in Leesville, Texas, to parents, Cynthia Bush Willeford & Neely Willeford, died Friday, August 17, 2018.

He was a US veteran of World War II, serving as a member of the 851st Engineer Aviation Battalion in England, France and Germany. He retired as Terminal Manager from Brown Express Freight Lines in 1984. Royce made many friends in sales while employed at Brown Express and spent much of his spare time using his skills as a mechanic helping others with their vehicles.

After retiring, Royce enjoyed traveling and hunting with family. He attended Baptist Temple Church in San Antonio, TX.

He was preceded in death by his siblings, JC, Lloyd, Clifford, Cleve, Anna Dee, Jo, Winnie, Ola Mae, Jo Nell, Katherine, Margie.

He is survived by his spouse, Kathleen Martin Willeford; son, Stanley Royce Willeford; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Willeford; grandson, Craig Willeford & wife, Lindsay Willeford; great grandchildren, Carlie Lynn Willeford, Caroline Grace Willeford & Henry Alan Willeford; and surviving sibling, Sara Willeford Armstrong.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Porter Loring.

AUGUST 23, 2018
10:30 A.M.

Interment in Chapel Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers: Craig Willeford, Terry Fain, Glenn Jaeger, Tommy Forehand, Sonny Haycraft & Jim Brown.

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Porter Loring Mortuary

1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
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