GLEN ROSE -- Royce "Pete" Pelham Sr. 74, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 5.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 9, at Wiley Funeral Home. Burial will be in Lanham Mill Cemetery in Somervell County.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mr. Pelham was born Apr. 22, 1937, in Dale County, Ala., to Winifred Jewel Pelham and Lettie Mytildia Harris Pelham Smith. He served in the U.S. Navy Seabees.

Pete moved to Glen Rose for a short time in the 1970s and then returned permanently in 1986. Pete was an over-the-road truck driver for 50-plus years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Bertha Sather and Martha Rinehart; wife of 30 years, Lana Joyce Pelham; and sons Gary Evartt and Shelton South.

Survivors are his loving wife, Linda Pelham; children Dean Pelham and wife, Patricia, Larry Pelham and wife, Ruth, Cory Pelham and wife, Jessie, and Royce Pelham Jr. and wife, Angie, Garnett and husband, Keith, Monica Karl and Elizabeth Boyd; Dorothy Sue Montanez and husband and adopted children Doug Evartt, Terry Evartt, Darlene Dodson and husband, Doug, Kathy McGinnis and Lanney Evartt; 24 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and many, many friends.

Memorials may be made to American Hospice.