Roscoe Henry “R. H.” Dyson, 93, of Pampa, passed away Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 in Houston.
Private family services only will be at 11:00 AM Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, in Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel with Rev. Ruby Moultrie, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Levelland and Rev. Charlie Stevens, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Pampa, officiating. Private family burial will be in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors. The service will be livestreamed through the funeral home website.
Mr. Dyson was born May 10, 1927 in Wheeler County to Clarence C. and Ether Lee Meek Dyson. He graduated from Briscoe High School and served in the U. S. Navy during World War II, stationed in the Philippines. R. H. married Betty Joyce May on March 4, 1947 in Wheeler and had been a resident of Pampa since 1975. He worked as an operator for Skelly, Getty, and Texaco Gas for 33 years in Skellytown and Pampa. He was a member of First United Methodist Church where he sang in the Chancel Choir, and he was a member of the Koinonia Sunday School Class. R. H. was a past board member of the Skel-Tex Credit Union Board and was a former member of the Spring Creek ISD Board of Trustees. In his spare time, R. H. enjoyed fishing and working on old cars with his son, Kent.
He is survived by his wife, Betty J. Dyson, of the home; two daughters, Jane Lee Nipper and husband Mike of Houston and Diane Waters and husband Lee of Amarillo; a son, Wesley Kent Dyson and wife Michele of Pampa; two brothers, Richard Dyson and wife Helen of Yukon, OK and Dale Dyson and wife Carol of Pampa; a sister-in-law, Shirley Dyson, of Amarillo; eight grandchildren, Michele Oglesby and husband Chris of Houston, Blake Nipper and wife Shelly of Cypress, Colby Waters and wife Erin of Canadian, Kellen Brown and husband Matt of Carrollton, Emily Laurence and husband Mike of Taylor, Leanne Dyson of Pampa, Kolton Dyson and wife Samara of Plainview, and Mitch Kelley of Lubbock; and by 15 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. R. H. was preceded in death by his parents, by two brothers, Nelson and Billy Joe, and by a grandson, Matt Kelley.
The family would like to thank Dr. Bart Britten and staff in Amarillo, Dr. Felicity Mack and staff in Houston, and IPR Healthcare System in Houston for the wonderful care they gave to R. H. They would also like to thank Pampa Senior Citizens Center for all the terrific meals they provided for R. H. and Betty over the years.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, PO Box 1981, Pampa, TX 79066-1981, Pampa Senior Citizens Center, 500 W. Francis, Pampa, TX 79065, or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.