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August 11, 1930 - November 26, 2020
Burial Date November 29, 2020
Funeral Home Rose-Neath Bossier City
The family will receive family and friends at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Bossier City on Sunday, November 29, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Roy Joseph Matranga Sr. was born in Houston, Texas to Pete and Mary Matranga. He passed away at his home in Benton, Louisiana on November 26, 2020 at the age of 90.
Roy was in the car business for 66 years. He was well known in his community and never met a stranger. He was a pioneer in his field as the first in many marketing strategies. Roy was a business owner for 52 years, owning and operating both Esquire Motors and Matranga Motors. He could sell a car to anybody, but still held honesty and integrity to the highest degree. When he wasn’t working, he loved raising and training horses, a passion he had for over 47 years. He also enjoyed golfing with his best friend, Doug Hawkins. Mostly, Roy loved his family. He had a huge heart and was very giving of himself to the ones he loved. He was compassionate and sensitive to their needs, and always pressing the importance of being fair and doing what you believe to be right. Roy was a friendly face in the Shreveport-Bossier community. He had a warm personable demeanor and a big smile. He will be missed by all that knew him.
Roy is preceded in death by his first wife, Bobbie Matranga; his second wife, Trudy Clark; parents, and two brothers, Joe Cannatella and Pete Matranga. He is survived by his children, Diann Adams, Roy Matranga Jr., and Eric Matranga; grandchildren, Angelina Matranga, Gina Welke and husband, Eric, Tammie Chism, Terrie Streetman and husband, Terry, Tracie McCraken and husband, David, Robin Adams and husband, Gage, and Tonie Adams; great-grandchildren, Aidan, Savannah, Grayson, Jackson, Amberlie, Seth, and Shaw; brother, Anthony Matranga; sister, Francis Cush; numerous nieces and nephews; and fur babies, Sally and Sugar.