PLEASANTON Roy Lee Crofford, age 68, of Pleasanton, Texas, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2007, in Jourdanton, Texas.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene Crofford; daughter, Julee Lawson and husband Harlan of Pflugerville and son, Curtis Crofford of San Antonio. He is also survived by his sisters and brother, Billie Wolff of Brenham, Johny Sowell and husband J.B. of Conroe, Margeret Mathies of Houston and Dean Crofford and wife Demita of Brownwood and grandchildren, Haylee Lawson, Ashli Lawson and McKenzie Lawson.

Roy graduated from Grier Mechanical Institute of Chicago in 1958. He worked at the GM dealership in Hereford for the next 11 years before obtaining his certification in vocational auto mechanics through the Texas Education Agency.

Roy taught Auto Technology at Southside ISD for 11 years and continued his teaching career at Pleasanton ISD for the next 20 years before his retirement. Roy had a genuine love of cars, auto mechanics and teaching. Memorials may be sent to the First Presbyterian church in Pleasanton.

Visitation was held at Hurley Funeral Home, 118 W. Oaklawn Rd., Pleasanton, Texas, from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2007. The funeral service will be at First Presbyterian Church in Pleasanton at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2007. Interment will follow at Pleasanton City Cemetery in Pleasanton, Texas.