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Royce Antwine

March 13, 1937 — April 14, 2024


Temple, Texas - Royce Antwine, 87, a beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully at his home residence in Temple, Texas on Sunday, April 14, 2024. He was born on March 13, 1937, in Soper, Oklahoma to Mr. Richard Antwine and Theo (Goss) Antwine. 


Royce lived a fulfilling life filled with dedication to his work and love for his family. After graduating from Soper High School in Oklahoma in 1955, he embarked on a successful career journey. From working at Tenneco in Dallas to Mrs. Baird bread in Hugo, Oklahoma, Royce displayed a strong work ethic throughout his professional endeavors. He eventually transitioned to the glove factory a Dr. Pepper Bottling plant. He married the mother of his three children, Donieta Sue (Wilkerson) in 1957. After their marriage dissolved he later pursued a career as an electrician. Meanwhile met the love of his life, Carlla (Davis) Antwine and together lived their life before retiring in Temple, Texas. 


Aside from his notable career achievements, Royce will be remembered for his infectious personality and passion for life. He possessed a kind and gentle spirit, never holding grudges and always spreading joy wherever he went. His love for dancing was renowned among friends and family; whether it was square dancing or the polka, Royce's moves would light up any room. He had a particular charm that earned him the title of a true ladies' man.


Royce's list of hobbies and interests was extensive. He was an active member of the Elks lodge. He cherished his annual Thanksgiving trips to Oklahoma. Reading the Temple Daily Telegram paper daily brought him great joy, as did following his favorite pro sports teams including the Cowboys, Mavericks, Spurs, and college games - notably Oklahoma University.


One of Royce's proudest accomplishments was being able to provide for his family with a servant's heart. Passing down his knowledge as an electrician to his son Kent was a source of pride for him.


Royce Antwine is preceded in death by his parents Richard Antwine and Theo (Goss) Antwine; loving wife Carlla Antwine; one daughter, Robin Suzanne Antwine; brothers Hurshel Antwine, Ray Antwine, Robert Antwine, Bill Antwine; sisters, Joyce Ferguson, Robbie Ferguson, Jean Antwine, Ruby Antwine.


He is survived by his son Kent Antwine; daughter Rhonda Downs; six grandchildren, Kendra Antwine, Kylie Meyer, Preston Downs, Ashley Gantt, Julian Montgomery, Dewayne Clemmons; ten great-grandchildren; along with many other loving family members and friends.  


A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, April 20th at Young's Daughters Funeral Home & Bereavement Center in Temple, Texas starting at 10:00 AM. It will be a time to honor Royce's life and legacy surrounded by those who loved him.


Royce Antwines' legacy of love, hard work, and kindness will live on in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing him. May he rest in peace.


In lieu of flowers please consider making a memorial donation to the local Elks Lodge. 


Arrangements are under the direction of Sabrina Young at Young's Daughters Funeral Home and Bereavement Center 


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Celebration of Life

Saturday, April 20, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Young's Daughters Funeral Home & Bereavement Center

4235 E. US Hwy 190, Temple, TX 76501

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