George "Pierre" Roy Jr.

Services for George "Pierre" Roy Jr., 72, Tyler, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at New Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Lennon Brown officiating.

Burial will be in New Bethel Cemetery under direction of John R. Harmon Undertaking Co.

Mr. Roy died Dec. 4, 2012, in Tyler.

He was born July 17, 1940, in Smith County.

Mr. Roy graduated from Jackson High School and earned a bachelor's degree from Texas College. He was a middle school teacher and a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.

Survivors include fiancée, Pearl Smith, Tyler; stepdaughters, Betty Smith and Rena Ford, both of Tyler; brothers, Willie Roy Sr. and Eddie Roy, both of Fort Worth, and James Roy, Tyler; sisters, Frankie Nobles, Tyler, Gloria Roy, Arlington, and Mary Jeffers, Fort Worth; 12 stepgrandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Dec. 11, 2012