Mr. Roland "Jake" Attaway, age 84 of Mineola, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2018 in Tyler. He was born on September 3, 1933 in Yantis to the late Roland Birthright Attaway and Patience Grace Sykes Attaway. He was a retired Project Manager for the State of Texas Hwy Department and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Virgil Ray Attaway and three sisters, Ersie Izelle Attaway, Druevelle Smith, Valree D. Harrell.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marie Attaway of Mineola; sons. Raymond Attaway of Mineola, Mike Attaway and his wife Becky of Hawkins, Richard Keith Attaway and his wife Carolyn of Lindale; seven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Beaty Funeral Home 5396 S. State Hwy. 37 Mineola, TX 75773.
Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, April 8th, 2018 at Beaty Funeral Home, Mineola, TX 75773 at 2:00 pm, Rev. Susan Smith conducting, interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Garden in Mineola, with Richard Layne Attaway, Roland Joseph Attaway, Chris Williams, Wendell Utley, Cody Attaway and Nakeea Attaway serving as pallbearers.