OBITUARY

Roy Lee Sorrell

May 5, 1923May 23, 2018
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Roy Lee Sorrell, 95, passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in Burkburnett, Texas. Funeral Services will be 2:00 PM, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at First Baptist Church of Wichita Falls. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 PM, Monday at Hampton Vaughan Funeral Home. Interment will be in Crestview Memorial Park. Roy was born on May 5, 1923 in McKinney, Texas, to Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Sorrell. Roy and his wife Marion, Married December 18, 1966 in Middletown, New York. Roy graduated from McKinney High School in 1931 and graduated from North Texas State College, earning his Bachelor's Degree. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp during World War 2. He worked for 35 years at Sheppard Air Force Base as an aircraft training instructor. He is survived by his wife of 51 years: Marion Sorrell of Wichita Falls; 2 sons: Robert Glenn Acker of Allen, Texas and Joe Lee Sorrell of Wichita Falls, Texas; 2 grandsons: Robert Glenn Acker, Jr. of Frisco, Texas and Justin Paul Acker of College Station, Texas; 3 great-grandchildren: Avery Acker of Frisco, Texas, Gavin Acker and Oliver Acker, both of College Station, Texas; 2 sisters: Eva Ellis and Joy Wood of McKinney; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives. In lieu of flowers the family would like contributions be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls and to the Humane Society. Online condolences may be made at hamptonvaughancrestview.com.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, May 28, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 29, 2018
  • Interment Tuesday, May 29, 2018
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Roy Lee Sorrell

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Pat Bintner

May 29, 2018

I was Mr. Sorrell's supervisor back in the late 70's. I was a young Msgt at the time and found myself in the hospital at Sheppard. I'll never forget that he came to see me and pray with me for my getting better. What a great Christian man.

Gary Sheets

May 28, 2018

Dear Mrs. Sorrell and Family, Memorial Day 2018

I am sorry to learn of Roy's passing. He was a substitute teacher at the Allred Prison Unit for the Windham School District for many years. I am a teacher there beginning in 2001. My name is Gary Sheets. He subbed for me for the few times that I was absent but he did sub for other teachers too.
When I would return, the students(offenders) would compliment how well that he helped them. I knew that he had worked at Sheppard Air Force Base. His excellent work as an instructor there helped him at our unit in teaching academic skills. I really liked and respected him. Your family's video tribute to him was very moving.
My Sunday School class has had 9 members pass away in the last year.
Some were military veterans also. Like Mr. Sorrell, they contributed a lot
to Wichita Falls and to their families.
Your family is in my prayers.
Gary Sheets

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