David Roby

  • Born: September 27, 1961
  • Died: November 5, 2019
  • Location: Melissa, Texas

Charles W. Smith & Sons Funeral Home

601 S Tennessee St
McKinney, TX 75069

Tel. (972) 562-7788

Tribute & Message From The Family

David Alan Roby, 58, passed peacefully in his home in Melissa, Texas on Tuesday, November 5th after a long battle with Cancer. David was born on September 27, 1961 in Laramie, Wyoming to James and Linda Roby.

He grew up in Ingleside, Texas as a local baseball all-star and met his wife there at a local college. It was love at first sight and they were married on December 19, 1981 just 10 months after their first date. David enjoyed playing, coaching and watching ALL baseball in his spare time. If there was a game, you can bet he remembered the score and the players statistics! He also loved golfing, visiting historical places in the US, and giving lots of candy to his grandkids! He worked for Pearle Vision for 22 years and Matco Tools for 11 years.

David is survived by his wife, Joy, daughters Lauren Boulet and husband Jeromy Boulet, Holly Seth and husband John Seth, son Jeremy Roby and wife Jensen Roby, 9 grandchildren-Karlee, Kara, Karsyn, Connor and Kaityln Boulet, Emory and Sawyer Seth, Rhydian and Caelynn Roby, mother Linda Roby, sister Dana Stockton and husband Bill Stockton, nephew Brayden Stockton and a large number of extended family. David was preceded in death by his father James Roby, grandparents Ida and Jesse Reynolds, and Garvis & Mary Margaret Roby.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I remember David to be a very loving father who was so proud of his family. He graciously welcomed my son John into his family and treated him like a son. He will be missed.

Posted by J and Tonia Seth - Sumter, SC   November 08, 2019

We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of David. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word. He will be truly missed! Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this time.

Posted by Ben and Michelle Krail - Wallis, TX - Coworker   November 08, 2019

Joy, We are so sorry for your loss. We loved David like our own. Praying for you and your family. Don & Lucy Burns and Kenneth and Christal Burns

Posted by Lucy Burns - Ingleside, TX - Friend   November 07, 2019

Joy, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

Posted by Laura Harvey Schroder - San Antonio, TX - Acquaintance   November 07, 2019

My deepest condolences to your family one and all. Words might not wipe away your tears. Sometimes hugs can't take away the pain . That said your memories will be comfort and forever remain.

Posted by Curtis Talbot - Farmersville, TX - Family   November 07, 2019

I was 14 when my sister brought David home to meet the family for the first time. This boyfriend felt different. I was right, my sister was smitten, and they married just a short time after that. After I was diagnosed with breast cancer, David made sure to have my name added to the Matco drag racer during breast cancer awareness month. He was a great brother-in-law! Rest well David! We will see you soon and will want to hear about all of your cool Heaven adventures.

Posted by Tracy McCain - Carrollton, TX - Family   November 07, 2019

You have a new angel to look after yall and he be there in your heart and wonderful memories.

Posted by Virginia Garner, Chesser - Shawnee, OK - Family   November 07, 2019

Too many memories to list, but will carry these memories with me forever. Never a more genuine person existed. I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to call David a friend.

Posted by Allen Plunk - Mesa, AZ - Coworker   November 07, 2019

If it were not for the love of another we would not have to be heart-broken when such a great friend is gone. But if it were not for love then life would not be worth living. I cherish the times, the memories and the many conversations that we had. I will never forget the stories told during our annual hunting trip. I appreciate having you when I went through hard times that most never knew that I went through. You are the very definition of a friend. I am heart-broken to lose you and forever thankful to have known you. Go rest high, my brother. You fought the good fight, you have earned your wings. Until we meet again.....

Posted by Israel Strain Strain - BOGALUSA, LA - Friend   November 06, 2019

What a great friend. Loved seeing you at meetings and expos. Would go out of my way to find you to catch up. RIP my brothet

Posted by Eric mihalyi - Magnolia, DE - Friend   November 06, 2019