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“Roy was like my 2nd dad. Most all of my memories growing up include Roy and Linda. I know he is rejoicing in heaven with Linda. I am almost...Read More »
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Roy E. Kokel, Jr., 76, of Allen, TX, passed away peacefully on December 4, 2019, surrounded by family after a lengthy battle with kidney and liver disease. He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Linda C. Kokel, in 2010. He is survived by his children, Ron Kokel (Deidra), Robin Vestal (Scott), and Rebecca Thibodaux, and eight grandchildren: Garrett, Alex and Dalton Vestal; Cameron and Connor Kokel; and Hayden, Luke and Reagan Ramsey. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Flora Kokel of Waco, Texas.

Roy was born December 1, 1943, in Brenham, TX. He grew up in Waco and graduated from Baylor University in 1967 with a BBA. After living in Waco, Austin, Houston, and Irving, he settled in Fairview where he owned and operated several Shell stations in Dallas for many years. Since 2008, he has worked at North Dallas RV in Carrollton, TX.

Roy's family would like to thank several members of his healthcare team. First, to the team at AdvanTx Home Health. To Paul, Leora, Jennifer, Julie and Joseph, thank you for lovingly walking beside us during this time. Second, to the team at Davita Dialysis Center, thank you for watching over him 12 hours every week. Third, a big thank you to his nephrologist, Dr. Syed Saghir. Your compassion and dedication to him and our family will not be forgotten. And lastly to his team at Faith Presbyterian Hospice (Meg, Betty, Carlton, Ben, and Katherine), you went above and beyond and made his final journey peaceful, comfortable, and dignified. Your work is a true calling.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Faith Presbyterian Hospice in Dallas, Tx., ​www.faithpreshospice.org/donate​ or to the National Kidney Foundation. The family is planning a Celebration of Life Jan 4, 2020. Details will be announced at a later date.