Roy O. Debutts 1917 - 2008 Lawrence
Funeral services for Roy O. Debutts, 90, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Fall Creek Cemetery near Jarbalo.Mr. Debutts died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, at the home of his daughter in Lecompton.He was born Sept. 22, 1917, in Woodston, the son of Harrison and Marie E. Garvin Debutts. He attended Fort Worth Baptist Bible College from 1946 to 1949.Mr. Debutts served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946 and was a Fireman First Class. He was ordained as a minister in 1949 and served at Lawrence Baptist Tabernacle and in Valley Falls. He later started North Lawrence Baptist Church in his home in 1960 and continued until 1993.He then started Fellowship Baptist Church in his home in 1993 and also served as deacon in many churches. He worked in maintenance at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and retired in 1983 after 20 years of service.Mr. Debutts married Myrtle Hecox on Feb. 23, 1936, in Hartford, Mich. She died Feb. 6, 2002.Survivors include a daughter, Judy Osburn, Lecompton.Friends may call from noon until 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.The family suggests memorials to Fellowship Baptist Church, sent in care of the funeral home.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.rumsey-yost.com">www.rumsey-yost.com</a>.