In Memory

Roy Titus

Roy Titus

Roy David Titus, 68, of Fairhope, Alabama, was called from this life to his eternal reward on Monday, July 3, 2023.

Born on January 6, 1955, in Panama City, Florida, Roy graduated from Bay County High School (1973) and from Florida State University (1977) with a degree in marketing. He dedicated forty-three years of his career to Beard Equipment Company, a John Deere Construction and Forestry Dealership where he served as salesman and sales manager. He loved his work, the Beard family, and his co-workers and customers, all of whom became good friends.

Roy adored his family, friends, Florida State, and sports. Growing up in Panama City, he delighted in being on the water – boating, swimming, skiing, fishing (especially offshore sport fishing) – and was a certified master scuba diver.

Preceding him in death are his parents, Arthur Floyd Titus, Sr. and Orma Turner Titus; brother, Arthur Titus, Jr.; brother-in-law, Earl Burton Tally, Jr.; and nephew, Chad Edward Lafontaine.

Roy is survived by his wife, Patricia Austin Titus; sister, Kay Tally of Nashville, Tennessee; brother-in-law, James Austin, Jr. (Lynette) of Lucedale, Mississippi; sister-in-law, Sylvia Austin Lafontaine (Ronnie) of Pass Christian, Mississippi; brother-in-law, Chris Austin of Bay St Louis, Mississippi; brother-in-law, Fr. Mike Austin of Pass Christian, Mississippi; and many nieces and nephews of whom he was so very proud.

A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at Wolfe Bayview Funeral home, 19698 Hwy 98, in Fairhope on July 20, 2023, at 11am. The family will receive guests from 10:15-11am. A private funeral for family will be on July 21, 2023, in Panama City at Wilson Funeral Home, followed by interment in the Titus family plot in Mount Hope Cemetery in Lynn Haven, Florida.

To honor Roy’s memory, donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to his favorite charity, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where Roy and Patricia are members of the Partners in Hope program.

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07/07/23 08:56 AM #1    

Herschel (Mike) Smith

I knew Roy since the time we were in elementary school in the Cove.  Lost touch with him after high school, but he was alway there to talk to. We will miss you Roy!

07/10/23 09:18 AM #2    

Steve Poirier

Grew up with Roy from Cherry Street school through Bay High.  We were acutally in a band that played in the Cherry Street School talent show.   It ws hysterical

I would see Roy at FSU from time to time as we were both in the business school there.  Lost touch wth him after FSU days. Will miss not seeing him at the reunion.  God bless you Roy.

07/11/23 01:18 PM #3    

Steve Isler

What great guy and friend. Meet Roy in 7th grade and were fast friends. Roy will be sorely missed. Bless him and his wife Pat. 

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