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Roy Toone Jr. '72 February 5, 2021 4:06 PM updated: February 5, 2021 4:33 PM

Roy Collom Toone Jr.
APRIL 16, 1950 – FEBRUARY 1, 2021

Roy Collom Toone, Jr, 70, passed away peacefully on February 1, 2021. Roy was born in Waco, Texas on April 16, 1950 to Myrtle Arlene (Esko) and Roy Collom Toone, Sr. He was a graduate of Waco High School, where he was a member of the JROTC and played trombone in the band. Roy went on to study Electrical Engineering at Texas A&M University, earning a bachelors in 1972 and masters in 1974. He was also in the Corps of Cadets and a proud member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band. Roy met and married his wife, Betti Leonette (Zane) in 1974.

Roy was commissioned in the United States Army in 1972 where he went on to serve in the Signal Corps from 1974-1978 in West Germany. After completing his service, Roy and family returned Stateside where Roy worked as an Electrical Engineer for Mobil Chemical (Temple, TX), Bechtel Petroleum (Clear Lake, TX and Midland, MI), Black & Veatch (Kansas City), and Kroll Schiff & Associates (Bastrop, TX). He was an active member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, and trained younger engineers to also receive their Professional certification. Roy retired in 2013 and moved back to his beloved Aggieland in 2015.

Roy was a family man, happiest spending his time with his children, supporting and coaching them in their sports, music, and other extracurriculars, and teaching them his numerous handy-man skills. He completed the MS150 bike ride four times because his children wanted to ride it. Roy loved music, always having one of his many records spinning at the house or was attending live performances with his family. He was an avid reader of historical and war fiction, especially stories by Tom Clancy. Roy loved to travel, both internationally and domestic, and encouraged that passion in his children. He supported all things related to Texas A&M, especially Aggie football and the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band. While living in Kansas City, Roy served as President of the Heart of America A&M Club from 1998-1999, and was proud to have hosted the yell leaders and Reveille in his home before a football game. Being a veteran and proud American, Roy was a loyal supporter of both current and former military troops.

Along with his family, Roy was a member of Lenexa United Methodist Church (Lenexa, KS), Bannockburn Baptist Church (Austin, TX), and Grace Bible Church (College Station, TX). He served in the children’s ministry at Bannockburn to co-lead 3rd grade Sunday School, and was an active member of the Lifebuilder’s Adult Class at Grace.

Roy is survived by his cherished wife of 46 years, Leonette (Zane) Toone, and their children: daughter, Stephanie S. and husband Jeffrey DeHaven of Phoenix, AZ; son, Roy Z. Toone and wife Candace of Rockville, VA; and daughter, Traci L. Toone of Bryan, TX. He loved being “Papa” to his adoring grandchildren: Ansleigh, Hudson, Morgan, Aubrey, and Hatcher. Roy is also survived by his sisters, Janice (Toone) Wolter and Jacqueline (Maunu) Hendricks of Arizona, and brothers Philip Maunu and Gerald Maunu of Minnesota. Roy will be greatly missed and remembered as a kind, generous, loving, loyal, and patriotic “gentle giant”.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 6th at Grace Bible Church Southwood campus in College Station, TX.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests charitable contributions in memory of Roy C Toone, Jr. be made to Brain Support Network,, PO Box 7264, Menlo Park, CA 94026, or to the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration,

FEBRUARY 6 at 1:00 PM
1901 Harvey Mitchell Pkwy South
College Station, Texas 77840


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