Roland Gee Senter, 1933-2019


Funeral services for Roland Gee Senter, 85, of Mineola were Friday, Feb. 22 at Beaty Funeral Home. Interment was at Roselawn Memorial Garden in Mineola.

Mr. Senter died on Feb. 18, 2019.

He was born in Lone Oak, Texas, on Sept. 23, 1933, to Clay Senter and Edna McVay. After graduating from Lone Oak High School and serving two years in the U.S. Army, Roland began his professional career with an entry-level job at Jones Blair Paint Co. in Dallas, and with hard work and self education he progressed through JBP, Sterling Lacquer and Western Specialty Coatings companies to become head chemist, plant manager and a top sales producer.

In 1977, he started his own company, Extrusion Finishing, with his wife, Linda. In 1983, they sold the company and began a new venture called Precision Industrial Coatings, which they sold in 1995. Roland continued in a sales position until he retired in 1997. Roland always had a desire to move back to his East Texas roots, so after selling the company Roland and Linda moved to Holly Lake Ranch, where they lived on the lake for nine years. In 2004 they moved to Mineola.

Roland was an all-around high school athlete, and his love of sports continued into his adult life. He played semi-pro baseball, was a Golden Glove boxer, and spent many years in competitive volleyball, racquetball, biking, weight lifting and bowling. He also loved to occasionally play a game of pool.

He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Linda Sue Senter; his daughter, Kathy Deener; son, Lanny Senter; stepdaughter Sherry Massey, stepdaughter Gina Hubbard and two grandchildren. He is also survived by his youngest sister, Cozzett Markham of Denver, Colo., and a host of much loved cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Frankie Joe Senter; three sisters, Marie Adair, Jewel Morrow, and his twin Rose Lee Caillouet; and four infant siblings.

Roland touched the lives of many with his sense of humor, and he was well known for his teasing and storytelling, but most of all his kind heart. He was a member of Mineola Church of Christ and a faithful servant of Jesus Christ.