Athens Review, Athens, Texas

April 16, 2014

Royce Coleman Oler, Jr.


The Athens Review

Athens — 1929-2014

Royce Coleman Oler, Jr., 85, born in Dallas, Texas,  passed away Monday, April 14, 2014 peacefully at home with family by his side. 

Funeral: 11 to 12 Noon,  Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Chapel at 7600 North Beach, Fort Worth, Texas 76137. Viewing at Chapel prior to services at 10 AM.  Interment at 3:30 PM at Oaklawn Memorial Park, Athens, Texas 75751.

Royce was Superintendent of Services at Lone Star Gas Company in Fort Worth, Texas until his retirement in 1988. Royce was a true fan of “Real Country Music”, the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers.  Royce raised his family in Dalworthington Gardens, Texas and retired to Athens, Texas before finally moving to Fort Worth, Texas to live with his family. 

Royce is survived by his wife of nearly 62 years, Shirley Oler, and 3 daughters, Sherry Abbott, Linda Powell and Connie Harrington, 10 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.