Services for Rev. Royce Avery Ballew, 80 of Tyler, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at The Woods Baptist Church in Tyler with Rev. Anthony Sisemore and Dr. Brent Ballew officiating, under direction of Jackson’s Burks Walker Tippit Funeral. He will be laid to rest at Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Rev. Ballew went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday January 11, 2016 in Tyler. He was born May 17, 1935 in Dallas to the late Roy Ernest and Ouida Olivia Lyles Ballew. Royce married the love of his life, Anne Joy Feezor, who just passed away last month. They were married August 1, 1958. He was the pastor of Waco Baptist Church in Waco, NC for 23 years. He was a member of the American Diabetes Association and the Waco Volunteer Fire Department. He was also the Director of The American Diabetes Assoc., President of the Dallas Diabetes Assoc. and was treasurer of the Puerto Rico Baptist Assoc. He and Anne Joy were members of The Woods Baptist Church in Tyler. In addition to being preceded by his wife he was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Joseph Ballew. Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Brian and Holly Ballew of San Antonio and Dr. Brent and Susan Ballew of Surprise, Arizona; three grandchildren, Meagan, Shane and Miles Ballew, and by a step-brother, Bennett Price of Grand Junction, Colo.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Jerry Hawbaker, Blane Johnson, James Lambert, Gene Miller, Phil Point, Harold Richardson, and Dennis Rodgers. Memorials may be made to: Waco Baptist Church, P.O. 297, Waco, N.C. 28169.