Joseph R Pineau

July 22, 1948November 16, 2020

Joseph Roy Pineau, 72, of Wichita Falls, died Monday, November 16, 2020. He was born July 22, 1948 in Oakdale, Michigan, one of three sons of Joseph A. Pineau and Mary Roi. Roy graduated from University of Hawaii (meteorology bachelors), Florida Institute of Technology (computer science masters), and University of North Texas (doctorate). Roy spent an outstanding career of 25 years in the Air Force raising through the ranks from Airman with no stripes to retiring as a Major. His career offered a variety of experiences from shipping clerk, to illustrator briefing PACAF generals during the Vietnam War, to being a rocket scientist at Cape Canaveral forecasting weather for launches, to recruiting at the University of Louisville, and to finally giving support to the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program at 80th Flying Training Wing at Sheppard AFB, TX. After retirement, he spent another 20 years teaching for Wayland Baptist University in the classroom and online. Always one for an adventure, Roy obtained his private pilot license when in Hawaii. He and his wife wanted to see our great country and did a driving trip that headed west to the ocean, turned right and headed for wine and cherry country, then turned right to Mount Rushmore and Yellowstone before heading home. Other trips included Hawaii, Brownsville, Hot Springs, Branson, San Antonio, Austin, Galveston, Arizona, Nevada, and Alaska. More than once Roy said he was born in Michigan but got here to Texas as fast as he could. Roy embraced his adopted home of Wichita Falls and became involved with the folk choir at Our Lady Queen of Peace composing music and playing his guitar, and with the Knights of Columbus, Backdoor Theater, the Sheriff’s Academy, Rotary North, and the Mavericks. He is survived by his wife of 47 years Deborah Pineau, his son Joseph Pineau, his daughter-in-law Tiffany Pineau, his daughter Michelle McElroy, 4 grandsons and 1 granddaughter. Viewing will be at Hampton Vaughn Sunday, Nov 29, 2020, from 6-8 p.m. Funeral liturgy will be celebrated Monday, Nov 30, 2020 at Our Lady Queen of Peace at 10:30 a.m. Roy will lay in state at the back of the church prior to the funeral mass.



29 November


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home Chapel

1917 Archer City Highway
Wichita Falls, Texas

30 November

Celebration of Life Mass

10:30 am

Our Lady Queen of Peace

2601 Lansing Blvd
Wichita Falls, Texas

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Jean Martinez

November 23, 2020

Roy has been my friend since I was 15 and he was 16. We double-dated, occasionally argued, talked about life and spent time with each other's families. When he was in the service we lost contact for a while but found each other through the magic of the internet-sheer luck on my part since I'm technologically challenged- we've kept in touch ever since. The last time I saw him was 4 years ago at his 50th class reunion. We were both visiting relatives in Michigan at the time and picked up where we'd left off. I was so thankful to Debbie and my husband, Doug, for enduring our memories of the years before we knew either of our life mates. I will miss him greatly. Rest in peace, old friend.

Deb Pryce

November 23, 2020

Deb, Joe, Michelle - There will never be anyone quite like Roy. I will always treasure the memory of playing a family game of Pictionary with him and his frustration with the rest of us for our poor drawing abilities. I am laughing just thinking about it. He was such a wonderful host when Rog and I visited wanting to make sure Rog got to all the best places to eat. We had so much fun on that trip. He certainly was one of a kind. Larry and I send our love and support - you are all in our prayers.

Brenda Connor

November 23, 2020

Roy had a beautiful voice and at our Christmas party on base, he won a prize for his singing part in “The 12 Days if Christmas”. Sweet memories and such a sweet family! Debbie, Joe, Michelle, we are so sorry for your loss.

Your friends,

Brenda and Bill Connor

Pamela Landis

November 23, 2020

I began working with Roy in 2006 when I came to Wayland. For years we laughed about him being my "older brother" as he was 6 months older than me. Roy and my husband Andy spent time at the gun range as they both had a love for firearms and enjoyed the time together. Roy was one of the finest men I have ever known and was amazing in his teaching of computer science to the students at Wayland. He will be so missed.

Pam Landis

Larry Gunnell

November 21, 2020

Roy was a wonderful friend. We shared many great times and experiences together. He is deeply missed.- Lisa and Larry Gunnell

Kristy Brown

November 20, 2020

Aunt Deb, Joe, and Michelle, we are so heartbroken over this unexpected loss. Uncle Roy is one of a kind. (Kevin reminded me of his hysterical clam impression during charades. Haha! And I may never have eaten shrimp if he hadn't made me. Phew!) We love you so much and are thinking of you now and always. <3 All our love, Kevin, Kristy, and Derek


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