Richard Boyd Foltyn
Born on June 5, 1958
RICHARD BOYD FOLTYN
It's not the end of the trail for me,
I'm just headin' out to the light I see.
Beyond those mountains there's a soft glow;
It's getting' brighter the closer I go.
It's like the beginning of a new day.
And the trail I'm followin' leads the way.
I feel sure there's friends and family ahead,
And they've set up camp on a brand new spread.
Yes, I can hear the voices callin' my name,
Sayin', "Welcome Richard, sure glad you came,
This new range is special, you'll like it here,
There's grass for your horses, the streams are clear,
The cattle are gentle and never stampede,
And in every direction there's plenty of feed.
If you're thinkin' it sounds too good to be true,
It's not - 'cause the Boss made a promise to you.
If you'd ride for his brand, be honest and square,
He'd relive all your pain, and remove every care.
He was mighty pleased with your life on earth,
That you did your best, and proved your worth.
So step off your horse, and tied on up,
Your friends are all waiting to poor you a cup.
We'll talk about old days, as time allows,
'cause startin' tomorrow you'll be working cows!" EARTH - Richard Boyd Foltyn, 55, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, June 13, 2013. He was born June 5, 1958, in El Campo, TX to Boyd and Dorothy Hlozek Foltyn.
He graduated from Nacogdoches High School in Nacogdoches, TX in 1976. He grew up on the ranch in Douglass, TX before moving to the Texas Panhandle to live out his dream of being an American cowboy of riding horses on the prairies and in the canyons and draws where he would herd, rope, brand and doctor cattle or bring them in to be sold.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy H. Foltyn and brother, Douglas John Foltyn. Survivors include his father, Boyd Foltyn; brothers Mike and Darrell Foltyn; sisters Phyllis F. Wilburn and Marilyn F. Nye and two nieces and one nephew.
Graveside services will be 11 am Monday, June 17, 2013 at Garden of Memories Cemetery with Rev. Albert Yankey officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the American Quarter Horse Foundation.
Memories and Condolences may be left for the family at triskafuneralhome.com.
Triska Funeral Home, El Campo, 979-543-3681.