Roger Grizzard Weatherford death: Roger Grizzard car accident happened May 25, 2019.
Roger, owner of the Pizza Place was killed in a wreck in Lubbock Saturday night.
His death was announced by Weatherford College who posted a statement on its Facebook account Sunday morning that read:
“The Weatherford College family is mourning the loss of Roger Grizzard. Trustee, educator, cheerleader, father figure, and friend. What an incredible legacy he leaves in this community,”
Roger Grizzard Weatherford death:
Before his death, Grizzard was the owner of The Pizza Place in Weatherford. He was also the currect WISD Education Foundation director.
Read touching tributes from Roger’s loved ones:
- From Parker County Retired School Personnel
It is with great sorrow that we mourn the loss of Roger Grizzard, PCRSP member and owner of Pizza Place. He was killed in a car accident last night. Please pray for his family as they recover from injuries and for his family during this time of tragedy. Roger was a supporter of all things Weatherford as well as teacher and mentor to many students.
His passing is a great loss to our community.
- From Brandy Bodenhamer
What a tragic loss for our town . . . Please pray for comfort for The Grizzard Family and supernatural healing for Tyler Grizzard. Today is a very sad day for Weatherford, TX. We lost a man who epitomized a servant’s heart 🙏🏻💙
- From PARKER COUNTY TODAY MAGAZINE
Remembering the extraordinary Roger Grizzard —
Parker County has lost a wonderful, kind man and a gifted educator. Roger didn’t stop teaching when he retired from Weatherford ISD.
His work continued on as he mentored dozens of young people every day in his wonderful Weatherford eatery, The Pizza Place.
Weatherford will never forget Roger. This is a much better community because Roger Grizzard lived here.
Please share your memories of Roger with the the community. We think Roger would have liked that and it will be a comfort to everyone who knew and loved him.
- Weatherford Chamber of Commerce
We are saddened to hear of the passing of our friend and businessman, Roger Grizzard. Roger was a pillar of our community, a friend to all and a role model to the youth in our community. We were thrilled to honor Roger & THE Pizza Place in 2008 with both the Small Business of the Year AND the James H. Doss Award. Never before or since have we honored anyone with two such prestigous awards in one evening…..this speaks to the impact this man has made in our community. Thank you Roger Grizzard for being our friend and truly making a positive impact on all that knew you. We will miss you, until we meet again.
- From Tony Monje:
Just got some terrible news on the passing of a longtime friend that was very instrumental in my life. I still cannot believe this. I just dropped off some photos I had found of him that he had asked for copies of just a couple of days ago. Our deepest condolences go out to the Grizzard family.
Roger will be missed by many.
They don’t come any better than him.
Weatherford will never be the same without him.
I was lucky enough to have 2 very positive, and influential bosses in my life that taught me some wonderful ways to run a business, and how to treat your employees and treat your customers.
I can remember early on, when I was a stupid kid, and went on a delivery in one of the converted postal jeeps, coming across a pizza warmer bag from a competitor, let’s say either pizza inn or hut at the time.
I thought this was like a trophy find that I could give to Roger and say, look, (the insulated pizza delivery carrier bags were not cheap at the time) here is a new bag we can use!
He promptly corrected me and pointed out that I needed to deliver the bag back to the competitor that it belonged to. The meaning of right and wrong ran deep with Roger, and he wanted to pass along those values to the young, pliable, crazy teenage brains at the time.
This message hit home with me.
I was also lucky to work for some managers that I would not ever wish to replicate their style, but you do need to witness, learn, and experience the good with the bad, so you can pick your own path.
May his soul rest in perfect peace.