Roy Jasper Cypert peacefully went home to be with his Savior on April 3rd, 2019 after a very well lived 92 years of joy.
He was born on March 25th, 1927 in Tokio, TX to Filmore Gilmore Cypert and Myrtle Elizabeth (Petty) Cypert who had moved to the area in a covered wagon in 1926. Roy worked hard on the farm helping his family raise cotton and had to drop out of school in the 8th grade.
In 1945 he joined the Army and served as a tank mechanic. When he joined the Army he was only 6 foot tall and 132 pounds, but the luxury of 3 full meals a day and 8 hours a sleep a night caused him to grow 2 inches and gain 50 pounds during Basic Training. The Army also gave him his toothbrush and he had to watch the other recruits to figure out what to do with it.
On September 21st, 1946 he got a 3-day pass from the Army and snuck off to marry his sweetheart, Letrah Joyce Spraberry. They would be married for 56 years and create a legacy of love and faith that would impact so many people. He worked a variety of jobs to support his family: driving a truck, working as an oil field hand, running the feed store, operating a cotton gin, building homes, and volunteering as a firefighter for 15 years.
They moved their family to Yukon, OK in 1971 where he started building houses with his brother and creating the Blue Quail and Von Elm Additions. He also co-founded Blue Quail Energy and served on the board of Western National Bank.
Faith and family were the two most important things in Roy’s life. He gave his heart to Jesus when he was 12 years old in a little one room Baptist Church in Brownfield, TX. He would help found the Nazarene Church in Andrews, TX. When he moved to Yukon, Roy joined First Baptist Church Yukon and served as a Deacon for many years.
Roy was devoted to Joyce and cared tenderly for her as she was taken slowly from us by Alzheimer’s. When her illness eventually required her to be placed in the nursing home, Roy faithfully visited her every day and fed her daily meals until she passed in April 2003 while Roy held her hand. Together they had four children, 15 grandkids, 19 (soon to be 20) great-grand kids, and six great-great- grandchildren, every one of which knew that Roy loved them deeply and that he was proud of them.
Roy was preceded in death by his parents, wife, six sisters, two brothers, son, Larry Cypert, one grandson, one great granddaughter and one great great granddaughter.
He is survived by his daughter-in-law, Priscilla Cypert; daughter, Joyce Ann (Cypert) Braziel and husband Jerry; son, Kenneth Cypert and wife Tisha; daughter, Janet (Cypert) Coffey and husband Dennis; brothers, Claud and Lee Cypert; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life Service was held Saturday, April 6 at First Baptist Church, Yukon, with interment at the Yukon Cemetery.
Online condolences may be signed at www.yandafuneral.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Yanda & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Yukon, OK.