Roy Joseph Mazzagate, Jr., 70, of Orange, passed away Oct. 17, at Baptist Hospital in Orange.

Friends are invited to join the family for a meal at noon, Tuesday, Oct. 20, at Calvary Baptist Church in West Orange. The memorial service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the church with the Rev. David Milner officiating. The church is located at 2402 Western Ave., Orange.

Born in Orange, Nov. 23, 1944, he was the son of Josephine (Joan) and Roy Mazzagate, Sr. Roy attended St. Mary Catholic School in Orange and was a graduate of Stark High School. He received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University where he was a member of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets. He then entered the University of Houston Pharmacy School where he received his degree in Pharmacology.

Roy was an ordained Baptist minister and received his theological training at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He was the former pastor of Tremont Baptist Church in Sabine Pass. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He loved watching football, singing and playing his guitar.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jared Mazzagate and his brother, Russell Mazzagate.

He is survived by his loving wife, Darlene Mazzagate; children, Trisha Kemp and husband Bryan, Kevin Mazzagate, Roy Mazzagate, III and wife Kimmy, all of Orange, Heather Rowe and husband Reid, of Bridge City and Brent Mazzagate and wife Kimberly, of Nederland; step-children, Christopher Bahr and Melissa Shank; 12 grandchildren and sister, Phyllis Walters and husband Jim, of Beaumont.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family to assist with expenses.

Services were under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.