Roy Schexenider, 91, of Groves passed from this life into Eternal Glory, Tuesday, April 3, at Oak Grove Nursing Home in Groves.
He was born April 28, 1920, near Crowley, LA. Mr. Schexenider was a United States Marine Corps veteran, having proudly served his country in the South Pacific Theater during World War II. He participated in the capture and defense of Guadalcanal, capture of Cape Gloucester and New Guinea, and was a Life Member of VFW Post 4820 in Port Neches.
Roy retired from Gulf Oil Refinery in Port Arthur, in 1982, with 30 years of service. Mr. Schexenider was a member of First Baptist Church Groves, loved his family, and enjoyed gardening, cooking, and traveling.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, six brothers, and wife, Jean Schexenider, of 52 years.
Roy is survived by his wife of 11 years, Mabel Schexenider; daughter, Ramelle and husband, Gene Browning of Bridge City; son, Richard and wife, Laura Schexenider of Mont; and daughter, Donna and husband, Jim Farmer of Mont . He has five grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and one great great-grandchild.
A Celebration of Life Service for Roy will be at Clayton Thompson, on Friday, April 6, at 10:00 a.m., in the Thompson Memorial Chapel, with Dr. Joe Wooley officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens in Nederland.