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Manuel Roybal JR.

Joe Denoyer - May 6, 2018 9:19 pm

Manuel Roybal, Jr. 81, of Guymon passed away Sunday morning, May 6, 2018 at the Heritage Community Manor.

The son of Manuel and Eulogia Marie “Lola” (Armijo) Roybal, Sr. he was born March 19, 1937 in Clayton, New Mexico. He attended school in Keyes, Oklahoma and had worked for Adams Hardfacing.

Manuel and Penny Sandoval were united in marriage on June 8, 1975 in Guymon, Oklahoma.

Manuel proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army Reserves, 95th Division. Mr. Roybal was poet laureate, receiving many awards over the years. He passionately wrote Patriotic, Romantic and Religious poetry and did numerous presentations at schools, colleges and churches. He was a member of the Guymon Church of the Nazarene.

He was preceded in death by his father, Manuel Roybal, Sr.; his mother, Lola Gonzales; step-father, Santiago “Jimmy” Gonzalez; daughter, Starla Ervin; grandson, Bryan; granddaughter, Taylor Layne; three brothers: Ralph, Gilbert and Ernest; and two sisters: Dorothy and Juanita.

Survivors include his wife, Penny Roybal of the home; five sons: Larry Roybal of Florence, CO, David Roybal and wife, Jeanna of Albuquerque, NM, Joey Roybal of Hooker, OK, Richard Roybal of Albuquerque, NM and Steven Roybal of Joplin, MO; three daughters: Julie Sutton and husband, Stuart of Canyon, TX, Kelli Strickland and husband, Travis of Guymon, OK and Kristie Nelson and husband, Erick of Guymon; son-in-law, Dave Ervin of Wichita, KS; 27 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; three sisters: Georgia Murray of Pleasanton, TX, Marcia Ramirez of Edmond, OK and Linda Garcia of Tyrone, OK; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday morning, May 9th at 10:00 a.m. at the Guymon Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Steve Lehew officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at the Elmhurst Cemetery. Services are under the care of the Bunch – Roberts Funeral Home of Guymon.

The family will greet friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

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