Funeral services for V.D. “Deck” Romans, age 99, of Hopkins County, will be conducted at First Baptist Church of Cumby at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 6, 2012, with Rev. Dan Newman and Lynne Shofner officiating. Interment will follow at Cumby Cemetery, with Keith Rice, Alex Romans, T. J. Romans, David Newman, John Romans, Jonathan Shofner, Paul Shofner and Rob Lohrke serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be G. R. Romans, Willie Alvin Romans, Kenneth Romans and Travis Baxley. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, July 5, 2012 at Cumby Funeral Home.
V. D. “Deck” Romans passed away Tuesday night, July 3, 2012 at Carriage House Manor. He was born in Hopkins County, on August 26, 1912, the son of George Washington Romans and Georgia Ann (Martin) Romans. He married Vera Jane Sanderson in Cumby on October 12, 1929. She preceded him in death in 2001.
He was retired from Rockwell International and a member of First Baptist Church of Cumby.
Survivors include: daughter, Ima L. Walls and husband, Thurman, of Dallas; son, V. D. Romans and wife, Gwen, of Cumby; son-in-law, Dan Newman of Combine; two sisters, Estelle Baxley of Cumby and Marie Goodman of Rowlette; grandchildren, John Romans, Kimberly Kennedy, Lynne Shofner, David Newman, Deborah Lohrke, Keith Rice and Janet Rice; twelve great-grandchildren and ten great-great-grandchildren;
He was also preceded in death by daughter, Jeane Newman; grandson, Danley Wayne Newman; four sisters, Vera Hall, Irene Davis, Odell Strickland and Edith Romans and five brothers, Haskell Romans, Babe Romans, G. W. Romans, C. W. Romans and Pete Romans. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Cumby. Arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.