In God's gracious providence, I received an invitation to attend a "free feast" at the Christian Campus House my freshman year at the University of Missouri, just as school was getting started. There I met some of the best friends of my life and was introduced to Roy Weece. I had the opportunity to sit under his teaching for four, amazing years. What a loving, godly man. He taught me how to love and respect God's word like no other. Roy, I love you. You will be missed. I look forward to talking to you in the new heavens and new earth someday soon. Here is his obituary from the Columbia Tribune: Roy L. Weece, 74, of Joplin passed away at 5:25 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2007, at the home of his daughter following a courageous battle with cancer.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at Ozark Christian College Multipurpose Building with his sons and son-in-law officiating. Burial will be at Osborne Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service from 4 to 6 p.m. at College Heights Christian Church Atrium.
Roy was born Nov. 24, 1932, in Cimmaron, Kan., and had lived in Joplin the last year after many years in Columbia. He graduated from Ozark Bible College in 1955 with his bachelor’s degree and 1957 with his master’s degree. He also attended Lincoln University in Jefferson City. He was a Christian minister. He had served the Ninth St. Christian Church in Eldon and for 39 years served as the campus minister for Christian Campus House at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He was currently a member of College Heights Christian Church.
Roy married Carol Meyer on Jan. 4, 1960, in Eldon, and she survives. Additional survivors include one daughter, Julie St. Clair and husband Jay of Joplin; three sons, Joe Weece and wife Ruthann of Stillwater, Okla., Jud Weece and wife Sandi of Fairplay, Colo., and Jon Weece and wife Allison of Lexington, Ky.; three brothers, Don Weece of Dodge City, Kan., Gene Weece of Unionville and Leon Weece of Miami, Okla.; five sisters, Louise Tate of Joplin, Helen Weece and Linda Weece, both of Cimmaron, Elsie Moore of Wake Village, Texas, and Rose Wilkinson of Webb City; 17 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
In lieu of flowers, contributions are requested to a memorial fund established for the future care of Carol in care of Mason-Woodard Mortuary, 3701 E. 7th St. Joplin, Mo. 64801.