Roland Tony Moreland passed into the arms of his Lord Jesus Christ, surrounded by family, on May 6, 2023. He was 72.
Roland was born in Midland, Texas in 1951. He was the eldest son of Clark and Betty Moreland. After graduating from Midland High School, Roland attended Tarleton State University, and later Sul Ross University. Aside from living in Stephenville, Texas for four years, Roland lived his entire life in Midland. He loved the town of his birth and wouldn’t have wanted to live anywhere else, sandstorms and all.
In 1987, Roland met Nancy Hughes. By the end of their first date, Roland knew that this beautiful lady would be his wife. They were married the following September in a backyard ceremony. Roland and Nancy were married for 36 years and were inseparable. Roland loved her with his whole heart and will be waiting for her in Heaven.
Roland was passionate about teaching. His career spanned 34 years in three west Texas school districts – Midland, Stanton, and Greenwood. His mission in education was to instill a love of reading in his students. He never missed an opportunity to lead by example.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 11, 2023, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home. A memorial service will take place 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 12, 2023, at the First Baptist Church Chapel.
Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the Midland Soup Kitchen, care of Jason and Nancy Ivy, or to Midland Meals on Wheels.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory in Midland. Online condolences may be made at www.npwelch.com
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