Dr. Roy D. McClements died March 14 after suffering an apparent heart attack.

McClements, 32, was playing basketball in Granbury when he died.

In addition to his post at Fossil Rim, McClements an adjunct faculty member in Tarleton State University's Department of Animal Sciences and a member of the graduate faculty. He taught a class on wildlife diseases last fall and was looking forward to teaching at Tarleton again this coming fall.

“He was very involved with faculty and students from Tarleton,” the university said in a statement. “Those who met Roy will likely remember his Australian colloquialisms and his warm personality.”

McClements is survived by his wife, Dr. Holly Haefele, a veterinarian at Fossil Rim.

Funeral arrangements were not disclosed.

Published March 31, 2010

Glen Rose Reporter