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Roy Plattel
Roy Paul Plattel 9/30/1956 – 9/3/2022 Most obituaries are filled with facts, and to some degree, this is no different. Roy was born in Sherman, TX to parents, Walter Roy Plattel, and Joan Yvonne Pettit Plattel (both deceased). He had an older sister, Laura (deceased), and a younger sister, Sammye. Per his own admission, his childhood was pretty standard for a boy growing up in the 50’s and 60’s – Boy Scouts, football, riding minibikes until the streetlights came on, and hanging out with his buddies. Roy’s education included degrees from TCU, George Washington University, and American University Washington School of Law. He achieved his Juris Doctorate, but rather than practice law (which he found fascinating) he instead followed the path of legal Ediscovery. Roy was an entrepreneur from a very young age, buying and breeding guppies, then selling them to his friends at a nice profit. Skills that would prove handy in later years, as Roy owned and managed numerous successful businesses. In the last year of his life, Roy began writing his life story, which was discovered after his death. He entitled it “An Unintentional Life”. And although he did not get very far into recounting the story, from the short time period that was captured, and for family and friends who had heard his accounts, a better title might have been “An Extraordinary Life”. Some of Roy’s diverse adventures included a very short stint in the National Guard, a job in Iran, a meeting with Stephen Spielberg, lunch with Brooke Shields, attendance at several Inaugural Balls, and motorcycle racing – to name a few. But the heart of Roy was truly his belief in Jesus, and his generosity, wit and intelligence, which resulted in friends from all walks of life. Roy was a man who took action and solved problems for others. While he may not have been known for his patience, or sometimes his tact, he was a close friend to many, who enjoyed his wisdom, counsel and sense of humor. He loved his family deeply, and could be counted on to give advice and perform rescue missions (big & small) at all times of the day and night. He touched many lives, and the countless stories of his caring and generous nature have been abundant. Roy leaves behind his sweetheart, Barbara Cervantes, his sister, Sammye Babb, stepbrother, Tony Plattel, stepchildren, Stephanie Naylor (Rob), Brandon Naylor, Danielle (Aaron) Weller, and Christy Collier, as well as grandkids, Ashton Clem, Fiona Collier, Everett Weller, and Andrew Brown, Furry kids, Jack & Ted, extended family, and a whole host of friends whose lives he enriched. While Roy may have considered his life to be “unintentional”, his life will be remembered for the intentional ways he loved and cared for those who knew him. We hope you will keep his memory alive by doing the same for others. (If you wish to further honor Roy’s life, he respected and supported the work of Mission Arlington, and donations in his memory would be a lovely tribute.)
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  1. I am so sorry to read that Roy has passed. I worked for him while he was at the Gramercy building. He was a great boss and I enjoyed him very much. His personality was big, but his heart was bigger. RIP, Roy.

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