Roy Thomas Pitcock Sr.
Roy Thomas Pitcock Sr., 87, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017, at his residence in Graham. Memorial services will be held Monday, March 20, at 2 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church, under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home.
Roy was born March 20, 1929 in Sylvester, to the late Louis and Medora Shepherd Pitcock, while Louis was drilling a well there. They lived on the farm in Ranger, moved to Eastland, and when Roy was 5, moved to Graham. He graduated from Graham High School and received a football scholarship to play at Texas Christian University from 1949 to 1952. He married Jacqueline Garrison on Oct. 16, 1955 in Corsicana.
Roy T. Pitcock was President of PITCOCK, INC., and for over 63 years was a geologist and an oil and gas producer in the North and West Central Texas area. He earned his bachelor of science degree in geology from TCU in 1952 and began to work with his father, Louis Pitcock Sr., at Rankin, Pitcock, & Karper from 1952 to 1957 as a wellsite geologist. From 1957 to 1967, he was geologist and in charge of drilling and production for Louis Pitcock Drilling Co., which was a partnership with his father and his brothers, Louis Pitcock Jr. and J. Duff Pitcock. From 1967 to 1969, he was vice president and geologist for PITCOCK, INC., successor to Louis Pitcock Drilling Co., and became that company's president in 1969 upon the death of his father.
Roy was active in business, professional and community activities. He held directorships for the West Central Texas Oil & Gas Association, the North Texas Oil & Gas Association, the Independent Petroleum Association of America, Texas Alliance of Energy Producers and the North Texas Geological Society. He served as president of the West Central Texas Oil & Gas Association. He was appointed by Gov. Ann Richards to the Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission and reappointed by Gov. George Bush and Gov. Rick Perry. He received the prestigious Wildcatter Award from the West Central Texas Oil & Gas Association in 1996 and the Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers in 2007.
He served as president of the Graham Lions Club and on the boards of the Graham Country Club, Graham Chamber of Commerce, Graham Industrial Association, Graham Independent School District, Young County Appraisal Tax Board, Graham Wholesale Floral Company, and Media Recovery, Inc. He served two terms as city alderman, was chairman of the board of directors of Graham Savings and Loan, and served as chairman of the Young County Sheltered Workshop. He was a director for the Fort Worth Southwestern Exposition Livestock Show and Rodeo. He was active in the Graham First United Methodist Church, TCU Alumni Association and the TCU Letterman's Association, and in 1997 he was honored when he was elected to the TCU Hall of Fame.
Survivors include his wife, Jackie Pitcock of Graham; son, Roy T. Pitcock Jr. of Graham; daughters, Lindy Pitcock Eubank of Fort Worth, Melissa Pitcock of Fort Worth, and Allison Pitcock Adams and husband Bill of Aledo; four grandchildren, Jeffery H. Eubank and Megan, Ryan T. Eubank and Melissa, Bailey Adams Palmer and Ty, and Jordan Adams; five great-grandchildren, Hailey Kay Eubank, Thomas Eubank, Ben Eubank, Lily Eubank and Hamlin Eubank; sister-in-law, Mary Pitcock of Graham; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Louis Pitcock Jr. and J. Duff Pitcock, and a stepsister, Elizabeth Ann Hill.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church 3rd Generation or a charity of your choice.