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Roy William Pilling

March 30, 1931 — August 16, 2021

Roy William Pilling passed peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, August 16, 2021 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He was 90 years old. A graveside service will be held at 11:00a.m. on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at Hillside Cemetery in Purcell, Oklahoma. Roy was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin to Frank and Myrtle Pilling on March 30, 1931. After high school graduation, Roy played football at the University of Wyoming and East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. Roy met the love of his life, Jo Lee, while studying Chemistry at East Central University. They married on March 4, 1954. Roy and Jo Lee moved to Battle Creek, Michigan to teach Biology and Chemistry, and coach football after earning his bachelor’s degree. After five years in Michigan, Roy and family moved back to Norman, Oklahoma to be near family. Roy started Five Star Chemical Company and created the waterless hand cleaner as his first product. He loved creating new products in his lab at Five Star. Roy was an active member of Bethel Baptist Church, Norman, Oklahoma and loved their monthly dinners with fellow Sunday School members. Roy was an avid golfer and enjoyed all sports and proudly displayed his love for his beloved Green Bay Packers. He spent his free time attending sporting events for his children and grandchildren. Each August the family enjoyed a trip to Sheboygan to spend time with his nieces and nephews that he treasured throughout his lifetime. Roy is survived by his wife, Jo Lee of the home, daughter Terry Muncy and Roger Frazier of Midwest City, daughter Marcia McQuerry and David Cook of Shawnee, and son Mark and Gail Pilling of Jenks. Roy leaves behind five grandchildren, Adam and Candice Muncy, Jacob and Cami McQuerry, Kat and Kevin Orsak, Bradlee Pilling, and Madeline Pilling and six great-grandchildren, Houston Muncy, Asher Muncy, Graham McQuerry, Sutton McQuerry, Boyd Orsak, and Porter Orsak along with several nieces and nephews. The family was blessed with the special care given to Roy during his last days by ONHL Hospice and Comfort Keepers and want them to know how much they meant to Roy and his family.
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