ROY EDWIN OTHOLD CONROE - Roy Edwin Othold, 91, formerly of Victoria, passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2019. He was born December 4, 1927, son of the late Edwin H. and Frieda Koch Othold. Roy grew up in Shiner and Victoria, Texas. He graduated from Patti Welder High School where he was active in the Drama Department. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he was active in the youth group's Luther League and was elected State President of the Texas Luther League. Roy married the love of his life, Betty Butler in 1949. Roy's employment career began with the railroad in Victoria, and then, with DuPont. Roy accepted a transfer with DuPont in 1963 to LaPlace, Louisiana. He embraced the Cajun culture and cuisine. He was a member of the Lions Club and the Mardi Gras Krewe of Carrolton and served as a Boy Scout Assistant Scoutmaster. He was active in the Grace Lutheran Church community of New Orleans. He retired from DuPont in 1985. Roy and his wife moved to the Woodlands in 2008. He became a member of the Grace Lutheran Church of Conroe where he was active in a Bible study group and a coffee group. He loved playing dominoes, traveling to the American landmarks, cheering the Texas Longhorns and a telling a great fishing story. He was an avid historian and sportsman. Everyone was blessed by his genuine hospitality and humor. He loved to share his recipes and his home with friends and family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and was lovingly known as Papa Roy. His greatest joys included enjoying the beauty of nature, the bond of family and planning that next, great adventure. Roy was a man of honor and a blessing to all who knew him. Roy is survived by his son, Roy Kip Othold and wife Mary, of Houston; daughter, Becky Jean Del Rio and husband Steven, of Mabelvale, Arkansas; and son, Clay Alan Othold and wife Robin of Spring; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty Othold; and his sister, Evelyn Othold Spiegelhauer. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 pm, Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Colonial Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 2:00 pm on Friday, August 9, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Barney Matocha and with Pastor Diane Roth of Grace Lutheran Church in Conroe officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Pallbearers for the service will be Kip Othold, Clay Othold, Clayton Othold, Jarod Stowell, Steven Del Rio, Christopher Del Rio, Bruce Kaiser, and Larry Clark. Memorial donations may be made to Paws for Heroes at the link set up for Roy Othold's page - https://www.pawsforheroes.com/royothold Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.colonialfuneralhomevictoria.com

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