George Roman Jr. of Marfa, Texas passed away peacefully July 17, 2018 in Austin, Texas. he was a legend in Marfa and known for his outstanding athleticism and his hook shot, not to mention George won the pole vault in the 1960 Texas Relays, won several medals in regionals and was and outstanding tight end for the Shorthorns. George was the most handsome man and a sharp dresser. He had the perfect hair that curled in the front and a smile that could go on for days. He faithfully wore his hats and enjoyed winning many rounds of golf while playing with his cousin Nestor Mendoza. George was also one heck of a pool player and could outshoot anyone.
George was bon in Marfa, Texas on February 1, 1942 to Priscilla "Chila" Roman and George "Jack" Roman Sr.
He was their only beloved son and was surrounded by many cousins whom he said were more like sisters and brothers. He shared a special bond with his cousin Sally Mendoza Nunez and loved her dearly. George is preceded in death by his parents Priscilla Roman and George Roman Sr. and a daughter Romelia Roman.
His children with Yolanda Nunez Roman; George Roman III (Suzanne), Rome Rene Roman Sr. (Rhonda), Gabriel Anthony Roman (Kathy) and his daughter Regina Raquel Kimble (Robert) will always remember the great things he did and showed them. George also leaves behind many grandchildren as well as great grandchildren , one being his cherished grandson Nicolas Santino Roman who spent a lot of time with him growing up and visiting him while they sat on the front porch.
George played basketball for Sul Ross for two years before injuring his knee. He joined the United States Air Force and married his Friday date night sweetheart Yolanda Nunez Roman on December 24, 1963. George retired after twenty years as a Tech Sergeant. During his time in the Air Force George was given awards for outstanding leadership and conduct. He was able to travel to Anchorage, Alaska and was stationed in Aviano, Italy. He loved the culture and could never stop talking about Italy. His favorite movie was The Godfather and he could quote many of its lines. After he retired from the Air Force he worked for E-Z Pawn for ten years before moving back to Marfa to care for his mother Priscilla. He was very fond of his cousin Sammy Roman for always helping hem and listening to all his stories as well as Danny, Cosme, and Sal Roman. George spent many days with his cousins sitting on the porch reminiscing of his high school days and Italy. He was also very thankful and appreciative for his cousin Lonnie Mendoza who helped him and cared deeply about him. We know our dad was blessed to have been surrounded by many friends and family who loved him and stopped by to check on him. Thank you to everyone who expressed their love and concerns for our dad.
George Roman Jr. will go down as one hell of a dad and grandfather. No one will ever compare to The Great George Roman!
We will miss you Dad. All the good times you had with each of us we will not forget. You no longer have to worry about anything or anyone. You are back with Chila in a better place.
Rosary service will be at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marfa, Texas on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will follow. Military graveside will be at the Merced cemetery. Fr. John Paul Madanu will officiate. Alpine Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolence may be sent to www.alpinememorialfuneralhome.com.