Funeral service for Roger “Tex” Maynard, 79, of Sulphur Springs, Texas, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2020 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Al Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Reilly Springs Cemetery with Josh Boatman, Ty Hinton, Jeremy Thompson, John Hipkins, Junior Hinton and Danny Evans serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Cletis Millsap, Eugene Vanover, Robert Newsom, Burke Bullock, Jones Roberts and the members of the Hopkins County Sherriff ’s Posse. Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m., Saturday, March 21, 2020 at West Oaks Funeral Home.
Roger passed away Saturday, March 14, 2020. Roger was born March 26, 1940 in Swan, Texas to Richard and Mildred Price Maynard. He attended school in Swan through fifth grade. His family moved to Fort Worth when he was 11. He graduated from Brewer High School in 1958.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Mildred Price Maynard; brother, Kenneth Maynard; sister, Wanda Maynard; grandparents; aunts; uncles; and cousins.
He served in the U.S. Army for three years from February 1960 to February 1963. While stationed at Fort Belvoir, Va., he met his wife, Marie, who worked in the Pentagon for the Army. Upon his discharge from the Army, he wanted to return to Fort Worth, Texas to be close to family and play cowboy. He loved horses and riding in parades.
July 9, 1963, “Tex” started school at the DPS in Austin, Texas. Upon graduating from the academy, he was assigned to driver’s license division in Sherman, Texas. Then in December 1965, he was transferred to Sulphur Springs, Texas as highway patrol trooper. He loved law enforcement work. After 28 1/2 years, he retired from the DPS to run for constable in Hopkins County. Upon winning the election in 1992, in January 1993 he was sworn in as Constable of Pct. 2. “Tex” decided after 18 years as Constable, due to his declining health, he would retire. He loved being Constable and helping people.
“Tex” was a charter member of Hopkins County Sheriff ’s Posse and enjoyed his many friends in the posse.
“Tex” loved music and singing with his friends. He looked forward to his Monday night jams with Tom Glossup, Ronny Glossup, Jerry Brandenburgh and Claire. Friday morning, he and his good friend “John Hipkins” loved going to the coffee shop to meet up with old friends.
Roger is survived by his wife, Marie, of 58 years; daughter, Tammy Lynn Hinton and husband Junior; grandsons, Josh and Tye Boatman, and Ty Hinton and wife Danielle; granddaughter, Ashley Thompson and husband Jeremy; nine great-grandkids, Shane, Gracie, Shaley, Trevor, Bayler, Brett, Camden, Colston and Chloe; step-grandson, Trey Hinton and wife Andi; Hallie, Wayne, Avery; and step-great-granddaughter, Callie.
Memorials can be made to The Hopkins County Sheriff ’s Posse, The American Heart Association or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home. www.westoaksfuneral home.com Custom