Herman Floyd Rohus, Jr. “Jay” passed away peacefully with his loving wife and family by his side on Friday, July 9, 2021.
Jay was born Nov. 13, 1944, in Orange, Texas, to Herman Floyd Rohus, Sr. and Gladis Mae Rohus. He graduated from Wills Point High School, Class of 1963. In his early life, Jay worked with his father as a carpenter and later joined to form H.F. Rohus & Son Builders. Jay was a devoted husband to Linda for 37 years. He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. They opened their home and hearts to 165 foster children over the course of 28 years. Jay had a rewarding career as a fireman at the Garland Fire Department where he passionately served for 27 years. He served several years as a member of the Grand Saline City Council. Jay was also a member of The First Assembly of God Church in Wills Point and later The First Pentecostal Church in Grand Saline where he served as a deacon and song leader for many years.
Jay leaves a legacy of love, integrity and wonderful memories with his family and those who knew him. We are grateful for each and every day we got to see his glowing smile, for the lessons learned and all the jokes he shared. Jay enjoyed spending time in the kitchen, making anything from beans and cornbread, chocolate gravy, chocolate pecan pie and all other things edible. He was spiritually strong, compassionate and had a clever sense of humor. Above all, he loved, cherished and adored his wife and best friend, Linda.
He was preceded in death by his son, Jay Rodney Rohus; parents, Herman Floyd Rohus, Sr. and Gladis Mae Rohus; sisters, Faye Barnes and Rita Stephens and brothers-in-law, the Rev. Aaron “Jack” Ferris and the Rev. Delton Shifflett.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Rohus of Grand Saline; daughter-in-law, Karen Rohus of Terrell; son and daughter-in-law, Rob and Shanda Elder of Grand Saline; daughter and son-in-law, Lennis and Bil Walker of Grand Saline; daughter, Candace Chavez of Wimberley; daughter, Kristie Rohus of Ennis; sister, Dottie Ferris of South Lake; sister and brother-in-law, Linda and the Rev. Richard Ussery of Lexington, Kentucky; sister, Brinda Shifflett of Wills Point; sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Sammy Savage of Grand Saline; 15 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and many other relatives and numerous friends.
Friends and family attended visitation on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 14, 2021.. Visitation and funeral were held at Main Street Baptist Church, 313 N. Main Street, Grand Saline, TX, 75140, with the Rev. Bruce Smilie officiating. Burial followed at White Rose Cemetery in Wills Point, Texas.
Services were under the direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home.