Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 in Tell Methodist Cemetery in Tell, Texas. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 at Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Panhandle.
LaRoy was born Oct. 12, 1944 in Tell, to Virginia Groseclose Hightower and Laymon Oliver Hightower. His heart was in farming, but he also was an owner/operator truck driver. He met the love of his life, Ruth Sims Hart, and decided to make it official on Oct. 16, 2000. LaRoy enjoyed talking on the phone with his trucking buddies, drinking coffee, watching westerns, watching WWE and the Dallas Cowboys.
He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Shawn; daughter, LaSonda; granddaughter, Mindy Hightower; brothers, Dan, Bud, Mickie, Babe, Ricky; and a sister, Douf Helms.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth of Panhandle; sons, Kevin Hightower and wife Bridgett of Dalhart, Jimmy Boen and wife D’Ann Swain of Panhandle; daughters, Brenda and husband Murry Wood of Elgin, Kelly and husband Jimmy Richardson of Dalhart; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; brothers, Dale Hightower and wife Marcella of Childress, Tommy Hightower and wife Becky of Childress; sister, Jeanette and husband Aubrey Whitehead of McKinney; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of extended family.