LTC Roy Lin Tisdale USA

April 9, 1970June 28, 2012

LTC Roy Lin Tisdale, USA, died June 28, 2012 at Fort Bragg, NC. A funeral service is scheduled for 2:00 P.M., Thursday, July 5, 2012 at Central Baptist Church in College Station. The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 4th at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station. Interment will follow at the Aggie Field of Honor, with full military honors.

LTC Tisdale was born April 9, 1970 in Houston, Texas, the son of Roy Lee and Linda (Mallynn) Tisdale. He grew up in Alvin, Texas and was a 1989 graduate of Alvin High School. While attending Texas A&M, he was a member of the Corps of Cadets, Company D2, National Rudder Ranger Challenge, National Champions and a member of the Class of ’92.

LTC Tisdale was commissioned as a 2LT in the United States Army in May of 1993. He has served at For Benning, GA, Fort Polk, LA, Fort Bragg, NC, and served several deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Joint Military Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Air Assault, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge and Senior Parachutist Badge.

LTC Tisdale was preceded in death by his father, Roy Lee Tisdale in 1991.

Survivors include his wife, Kim (Corbett) Tisdale; children, Megan and Roy Lane Tisdale, mother, Linda Tisdale; brother, SFC Charles D. Tisdale, USA; father-in-law, Jim Corbett; brothers-in-law, Steven Corbett, Jason Corbett and their families; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends.

In lieu of flowers the family has set up a memorial fund through PayPal that will help his children pay for college. You can send the money through PayPal to the following e-mail address:


  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 5, 2012
  • Visitation Wednesday, July 4, 2012

LTC Roy Lin Tisdale USA

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May 27, 2013

Dear Tisdale family,
My name is Chris hopkins and I had the pleasure of knowing Roy from our youth and was deeply saddened to learn of his passing. My sincere condolences and apologize for the delay yet just found out of his passing. Roy was as solid as they come during our youth and after reading of his accomplishments, family being the best, along with his distinguished military service, I just wanted to say I'm a better person for knowing him. RIP

Stephen Loft

January 2, 2013

Our family is deeply saddened. Roy was a great soldier and friend. Lots of good memories from the FT Benning days. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

the Loft family

Carolyn McClary

July 18, 2012

I served with LTC Tisdale in Afghan. in 2010. I had the honor of receiving a Bronze Star Medal from him. May he rest in peace. My heart is with your family.

July 17, 2012

You and your family are in our prayers!
John and Martha Bauguess

V. Pompa

July 12, 2012

May God give you and your children peace and heal your broken hearts.

Brian Roper

July 11, 2012

I have known LTC Tisdale for aproxamently three years while serving in the 525th MI BDE at Fort Bragg NC. He was an outstanding leader and truly cared for the well-being of his troops. Sir, you are truly missed, and it was an honor to serve under you.

Eric Tubbs

July 10, 2012

I have known LTC Tisdale since December of 2009. He was my battalion XO while I was a Platoon Leader, later my Brigade DCO, followed by my Battalion Commander as a Company XO. He demanded excellence and applied the pressure until excellence was achieved. He was fair to all of us and always said the things to help the light bulb turn on over our heads. Sir, you will be truly missed and I am very lucky to have served with you.

The McAniff Family

July 10, 2012

Dearest Kim, Megan and Lane,

We join with so many others who knew your father and husband in offering our deepest sympathy on his passing.

May you find peace and comfort in knowing that his loss is felt by all who knew and loved him. May Gods abiding love and unsurprising peace be intimately found.

In Sympathy,

Matthew Sevcik

July 10, 2012

I was lucky enough to have LTC Tisdale as a mentor and supervisor for two years while assigned to 1-38 CAV. He brought the best out of his soldiers, and he brought the best out in me. We use the word "tragic" too often, and don't understand what the word really means until we lose a hero like him. There are so many questions that will never be answered, but there's one thing we can all be sure of: we were damned lucky to have him as a leader. We'll see you again, some day, sir.

Tammi Summers

July 9, 2012

My name is CPT Tammi Summers, I worked for LTC Tisdale for a little while in Afghanistan from the little bit of interaction we had, I knew he truly cared about his job and developing young officers. He was one of the best in the BDE. So many people had a great amount of respect for him, and i wish i could have worked for him longer. He definitely talked about his family and his daughter a lot. My prayers are with you and your family.