Roy Kent Westmoreland, 60, passed away November 26, 2015 in Houston, Texas. Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m., Sunday, November 29, 2015 at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home in Mexia, Texas. Interment will follow in the Mexia Cemetery. Kent was born July 29, 1955 in Falfurrias, Texas to Roy Pitt and Merle Davis Westmoreland. He grew up in Alice, Texas where he sang in the First Baptist Church Youth Choir and participated in the Alice Coyote Band. After graduating from Alice High School in 1973, he received a degree in history from Sam Houston State University. Kent was previously employed by Maersk Shipping in Houston as a shipping agent with 30 years of service. Kent enjoyed and experienced many different things throughout his life. What he cherished most in life were his family and friends; he loved spending time with his family and most importantly during the holidays. He enjoyed camping, in all the Texas Parks, with his APO family from college, going to Texas festivals, playing different musical instruments and listening to Irish folk music. Kent was also a "master tinkerer" who liked to work on cars and motors and giving up was not an option until it was done right. He was a member of St. Luke's Methodist Church in Houston. He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Westmoreland. Kent is survived by his mother, Merle Westmoreland; sister, Elizabeth Thomas and husband, Randy of Gatesville; niece, Savannah Halteman and husband, Shawn of Copperas Cove; nephew, Roy Thomas and wife, Brooke of Charleston; and great nephew, Jack Dalton Thomas. Memorials may be made to the Mexia Academic Award & Scholarship Program, P. O. Box 534, Mexia, Texas 76667.
Sunday, November 29th, 2015 3:00pm, Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home