Roy W. Dunman
August 27, 1965 – November 26, 2019
Roy Wayne Dunman passed away on November 26, 2019 at the age of 54. Roy was born on August 27, 1965 to Ralph and Wanda Dunman. His visitation services will be held at Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home in Georgetown, Texas from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 30th. He will have a graveside service at Shady Grove Cemetery in Timpson, Texas on Sunday December 1st at 3 p.m.
Roy was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Dunman, his mother Wanda Dunman, and his sister Rebecca Ware. Roy is survived by his wife of 33 years Younda Dunman, and his three sons Kaleb Dunman(30), Ryan Dunman(27), and Brady Dunman(26). All surviving family members still reside in the Austin area.
One of his favorite things to do was go fishing it was a love he acquired from his father who also loved fishing. He was truly gifted at the sport and passed the gift down to his oldest son (Kaleb). They started fishing together when Kaleb was only 5 years old. Roy caught many fish over his life time, due to his fascination with the sport, but he was never one to stretch the truth about his catch. He did not always catch the biggest fish, except for his biggest 9 pounds, but he always caught the most. The front of the boat or the back of the boat it did not matter, somehow he always bested his fishing partner(s). Sometimes it seemed he had more fishing equipment than a fishing store. His favorite type of fish to catch was large-mouth bass, but he never passed up the chance to try any other type of fishing.
In his youth he loved playing baseball. He played for years and was on many teams that made it to the Little League World Series. It was one of his favorite memories from his childhood. As he got older he continued to both play baseball and coach also. He made many lifelong friends from his years of playing ball.
Roy had a very strong work ethic from early on in his life. He excelled at any job that he ever did. He worked his way up to management positions in several companies. He left a mark on all the people that he worked with, but also had many customers who greatly respected and appreciated him. He was one of those people who could lead and do it in a way that made his employees actually enjoy working for him. He never missed a day of work and never let anyone outwork him, and never asked one of his employees to do something he wouldn’t do himself.
He had many wonderful qualities as man and human being, but his best and most admirable quality was the type of husband and father he was. He met his wife (Younda) at the age of 19 and instantly fell in love. She was only 17 when they met, but they were inseparable. They dated for a year and a half and married one month after she graduated high school. They never hesitated, they just jumped into life. Their marriage of thirty three years was a rarity in today’s world. They were best friends and spent all their time together. They had three boys and raised them spending all their time with them and never missed a sporting event that their boys did. They always took vacations that they could include their boys in. As the boys grew up and moved on they were able to spend the last few years taking many wonderful and exciting trips together. His family was the most important thing to him and that fact was evident to all who ever met him. He was an exemplary example of what a good man looked like and will be remembered fondly by those who knew him.
- Visitation Saturday, November 30, 2019
- Graveside Service Sunday, December 1, 2019
Roy W. Dunman
December 6, 2019
I worked with Roy for 20 years and am proud to call him a friend. He was a leader that made everyone around him believe the job could be done no matter the obstacles. I believe he was the most trusted individual in the Austin roofing industry which led to the great success he enjoyed.
I had the honor of speaking with him just a few days before his passing. He maintained his sense of humor in spite of his plight and was an inspiring example of how to face adversity. As usual I learned another lesson from Roy during that conversation. Condolences to all that new this special man.
November 30, 2019
I had the pleasure of knowing Roy during the last few years of his life. He was an amazing man with a strong work ethic and sweet love for his family. He showed me and others who knew him kindness and was an excellent example of a true good man. One of my favorite memories with him was when he took me out in his boat on the lake near his home with Kaleb. It was a beautiful day and a lot of fun to share something he loved with him. I know God’s got a special lake up in heaven for him to go fishing on. Brady, Younda, Kaleb, and Ryan- thinking of you all and praying for comfort as you mourn Roy’s loss.
November 27, 2019
Younda, you and your family are being lifted up by many this week. I didn’t know your husband but I could they way he loved you by your posts on Facebook. I ask God to hold you close.
Many Prayers and Love,
November 27, 2019
I had the pleasure of working with Roy for 20 years. In that time my respect for Roy grew.He was principled, He believed in the most valuable princibles in life . Church,Love for his Family, Honesty,Loyalty and integrity. He was a dedicated employee that believed in a days work for a days pay. Roy's employees loved Roy. His customers and his business associates respected and cared for Roy. We will all miss and remember Roy.
My heartfelt condolences to the Family and all that knew and loved him.