OBITUARY

Roy Marin Jr.

August 12, 1954February 24, 2021

“Smile when you think of me and I hope I made you smile”

Roy Moncivais Marin, Jr. was born August 12th, 1954, in Bryan, Texas to parents, Roy Moncivais Marin, Sr. and Beatrice Marin. He was the first grandchild of Eusebio and Ruth Benavidez, their pride and joy. Roy grew up in different parts of Texas privileged to be a part of his father’s legacy of being a great coach and wonderful father.

He loved helping his three younger brothers learn the ways of the world through every sport they could possibly play. Upon graduation from Kermit High School in 1972, he attended Texas A&M University earning his electrical engineering degree in 1977.

While in school, he began to leave his own mark and legacy in this world. His peers elected him as President of the A&M Engineering Society - he was the one that others turned to and respected. This continued throughout his career. His career began at Alcoa Aluminum. He moved onward and upward and made lifelong friends at S&B, Mary Kay, Technomation, Miller Brewing, PACE Foods, Wunderlich-Malec, and APS Industrial Services, Inc. Friends and family will never forget his stories. As with all the Marin men, he was constantly laughing and telling jokes. His endless mentoring of coworkers and employees was his greatest attribute.

Roy’s philosophy of helping others to do their best and help them to be what they wanted to be has been expressed by all who ever worked with him. His love of sports was inspired by his father – a blessing he talked about endlessly. The world literally stopped on Saturday when A&M was playing football and on any day the Dallas Cowboys were playing. His love of sports was not just about A&M and Dallas. He was the most faithful fan of the Colony Cougars basketball team. He never missed a game when Coach Tommy Thomas’ team was on the court.

Most recently his most joyous moments were watching his grandkids as they worked hard at whatever they wanted to do. His pride in them was evident by the big smiles and the twinkle in his eyes as he told everyone how great they are.

Roy is survived by his loving wife Becky Marin; Mother, Beatrice Marin; two brothers, James Marin and wife Monica, Joe Michael Marin; Children; Tami Schroeder and husband Jimmy Schroeder, Stacia Marin Merriett, Kevin and Ashley Hunt; Grandchildren; Cole Schroeder, Nolan Hunt, Katie Schroeder, Braxton Hunt, and his “bonus” grandkids, Tara Thomas and Spencer Smith; Numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, and cousins.

Roy is preceded in death by his grandparents, his father Roy M. Marin, Sr. and youngest brother Robert Marin.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, March 20, 2021

Memories

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Derek Mowery

March 20, 2021

We are very sadden to learn of the loss of Roy. We are thinking of his family and friends at this time. We will keep you all in our prayers.

Shawn and Derek Mowery

Elliott Shetterly

March 14, 2021

Roy always made me smile. Roy had the greatest sense of humor of anyone I have ever known.
I met Roy through engineering associations of some of the heavy players in the Dallas area in the 1990's. Later, I was privileged to have a direct work association with him. I have so many good and positive memories of those associations and scenarios . No matter the situation, Roy could always find a light and a way keep the moment easy through his wit and humor.
A great guy. I will miss him.
Roy got his wish; he always made me smile.

Dennis Euers

March 5, 2021

My deepest condolences to Roy’s family and friends. He was one of the most enjoyable business friends with whom I have ever worked with in my 50 plus career years and considered an Icon of our Wunderlich – Malec Dallas office. He was an absolute joy to work with and I looked forward to every engagement with Roy because he made every event, even the most stressful, enjoyable. He absolutely had the knack of bringing a smile to everyone and he will be missed. But I trust memories of Roy will continue to bring smiles to our lives.

Judy Wooten

March 5, 2021

Joe Michael and Beatrice: I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time.

With deepest sympathy,

Judy Wooten

Joel Marks

March 5, 2021

Roy was a great teammate, friend and always fun to be around. And a Gentleman too.

Les Strickland

March 4, 2021

One of the more memorable stories he told me about his kids was one time when they were on a road trip when his kids were little he told the kids they could pick the next place to eat but they all had to pick the same place.

He said they sat back there talking amongst themselves and finally agreed on El Chico.

So they went to El Chico and when it came time for the kids to order, they all had..... chicken fried steak....at a Mexican food place they decided on going to.

Still can't believe you are gone Roy. I still can see you and hear you here in my office.

Douglas Deiterman

March 4, 2021

I worked at Mary Kay cosmetics in 1984 and 1985. During this time I had the pleasure of working closely with Roy who was a talented engineer, mentor, and friend. Roy always had an optimistic outlook and positive attitude. His spirit will live on through those who he mentored and inspired.

Mary Barber leavitt

March 4, 2021

My deepest condolences

Stacia Marin

March 3, 2021

Dad, I cannot just share one memory of you as I have thousands of them and they all make my heart happy to know that I had such a strong role model in my life. You are the kind of person everyone wants to be when they grow up and it was a not a "pay it forward" mentoring you always did a "give it forward". Never did you have to receive anything to prompt you, you just to wanted to help the next person prepare for life the best way possible, I always loved that about you. And as we all adjust to a new way of life without you, I will remember our last time together and you telling me - "know I will ALWAYS be with you". I am thankful for that memory most of all.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY