El Roy Hallman

El Roy Hallman

1935 – 2022

El Roy Hallman, Christian, honored serviceman, son, brother, husband, dad, and grandad passed away December 19, 2022 at the age of 87 in his daughter’s home in Fort Worth, Texas surrounded by his daughters and grandchildren.

El Roy was born to Delbert and Juanita Hallman in Quay, Oklahoma on February 11, 1935, the second of three sons.  He grew up in Stillwater and Perkins, Oklahoma where he would often skip school to go with his dad to work in the oil fields.  El Roy’s youth included stories of collecting soldiers’ laundry from the dorms at Oklahoma State to take home for his mother to wash during World War II, riding his bicycle on the ramps of the OSU football stadium, learning to shoot from Frank Eaton, a member of the U.S. Calvary and a U.S. Marshall who later became the inspiration for Oklahoma State’s mascot, Pistol Pete, and having a pet squirrel name Chi-Chi.  After moving to the country outside of Stillwater near Perkins, El Roy spent time fishing, riding his horses, and hunting with his dad.

El Roy graduated from Perkins High School in 1953 where he was right tackle for the Perkins Demons.  The team was undefeated his senior year and won the 5C district championship. Following graduation El Roy was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Korean War where he served in the 855th Engineer Aviation Battalion as a wheeled vehicle mechanic.  During his service overseas, El Roy earned the rank of private, first class and was awarded a National Defense Service Medal and a Good Conduct Medal.

El Roy spent his career in the petroleum industry working for Haliburton, Champlin Petroleum, Union Pacific, and TransOk where he retired as a district gas plant manager.

El Roy was married to Lois Niswonger in 1965 and spent 57 years together raising their daughters, Laurie Lynne born in 1969, and Kimberly Anne born in 1972.  After retiring

El Roy enjoyed life at home with his wife and visits from his daughters and his four grandchildren, Zachary, Lani Grace, Brody, and Joshua.

El Roy enjoyed fishing and pheasant hunting, gardening, tinkering in his garage and with his CB radios. He loved rodeos, his CJ-7 Jeeps, shelling pecans, watching sports on television, going to the mountains in Colorado and taking his family on long road trip vacations.  El Roy was a quiet and a very hard-working man dedicated to safe workplace practices to take care of co-workers. To those who knew him professionally, and to his family he was funny and warm, always providing for and protective of his family.

El Roy was a member of the Davis Park Christian Church in Enid, OK, and was raised in the Baptist Church.  He was a man of a quiet and enduring faith demonstrated through how he lived his life, took care of his parents, loved his wife, and provided for his daughters.

El Roy will be extremely missed by his daughters, and grandchildren.  But, they are rejoicing in his heavenly reunification with his wife and grandson.

El Roy was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, nephew, and his wife, Lois Hallman, and grandson Zachary Alvarez.  He is survived by his daughters, Laurie Alvarez and Kimberly Tuggle, and 3 grandchildren, Lani Grace Alvarez, Brody Tuggle, and Joshua Tuggle.

Services will be held at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel in Edmond, Oklahoma at 2:00 pm on Thursday, December 22, 2022.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the VA Oklahoma City Healthcare System, 921 NE 13th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73104.

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