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Royce Derrell Petty Jr.
1967 – 2019
Royce Derrell Petty Jr. 52, of Decatur passed away Sunday June 9th, 2019. Royce Jr. was born February 21st, 1967 to his parents, Royce Derrell Sr. and Mary Ann Boyd-Petty in Chandler, Arizona.
Royce Jr. departed this world doing what he loved and riding freely on his motorcycle. Royce Jr. was a man of many talents who enjoyed playing the guitar. He rode in the infamous “Baja 1,000” and was member of the “Texas Cross Country Racing Association. Royce Jr. had a very warm and inviting personality and never met a stranger. He cared deeply about his family and friends. They will cherish the memories made with Royce Jr.. Two years ago, Royce Jr. became a “Big Pop” to his only grandson, Lukas Benjamin. Grandchildren bring a special spark to the hearts of grandparents; this is true with Royce Jr. and Lukas Benjamin.
Royce Jr. leaves behind his daughter, Richelle Lynn Petty; his grandson, Lukas Benjamin Joel; his former spouse, Jennifer Dawn Petty; his father, Royce D. Petty Sr. and wife Patricia; his brother, Ron S. Petty and wife Terah; his nieces, Shelby and Stacey Petty; his uncle, Ray Petty; his aunt, Darlyne Petty; his cousins, Oteaka Saenz, Greg Petty and Darren Petty; his uncle, Bob Boyd; his aunt, Martha; along with other loving family members and dear friends.
Royce Jr. is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Ann Boyd-Petty; his grandmother, Olelta Masters; his grandfather, J.R. Boyd; his grandfather, Winford Petty; and his grandmother, Mildred Inez Petty.