Roy was born on May 4, 1945 in Pleasanton, CA to Roy Wesley and Velma Anita (Huey) Pillard. He married Linda “Dianne” Hudnall on October 13, 1962 in Cooper, TX. Roy was a veteran of the United States Air Force in Vietnam. He worked as a journeyman electrician before becoming a locomotive engineer for Kansas City Southern Railway for over 30 years. Roy was a member of the Masons.
He is survived by his wife, Dianne; daughters, Lisa Morris and husband, Joseph and Laurie Pillard Creech; son, Doug Pillard and wife, Kelly; grandchildren, Michael King, Johnny King, Ben King, Brittany Huckabee, Ryan Pillard and Jordan Pillard; great grandchildren, Sarah Beth King, Abbie King, Hannah King, JAK King, Luke King, David King, Boaz King, Emory King and Landon King; brother and sister-in-law, Lonnie and Linda Hudnall; nieces, Jennifer Peet and Wendy Gilbreath; one aunt, Dorothy Pillard of Lincoln, NB and numerous cousins.
Roy was preceded in death by his parents.