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Electronics company executive

Billy Ray Roland, American electronics company executive. Served with infantry United States Army, 1944-1946.; Member American Institute Certified Public Accountants, Texas Society Certified Public Accountants, Fort Worth Society Certified Public Accountants, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce.

Background

Roland, Billy Ray was born on June 12, 1926 in Grandview, Texas, United States. Son of Marvin Wesley and Minnie Mae (Martin) Roland.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Texas Christian U., 1954. Certified Public Accountants, Texas Ticket and baggage agent Southwestern Greyhound Company, Fort Worth, 1943-1944, 46-51;supervisor accounting department Tandy Leather Company, 1954-1960. Controller, assistant secretary, treasurer Tandy Corporation, 1960-1975, Tandy crafts, Inc., 1975-1978.

Vice president Tandy Corporation, 1978-1985, retired Vice president, treasurer David L. Tandy Foundation, 1966. Managing trustee James L. and Eunice West Charitable Trust, 1980-1991. Treas.Benjamin F. Johnston Foundation, 1984.

Career

Ticket and baggage agent Southwestern Greyhound Company, Fort Worth, 1943-1944, 46-51. Supervisor accounting department Tandy Leather Company, 1954-1960. Controller, assistant secretary, treasurer Tandy Corporation, 1960-1975.

Vice president, 1978-1985. Retired; controller, assistant secretary, treasurer Tandy Crafts, Inc., 1975-1978.

Achievements

  • Certified Public Accountant, Texas.

Politics

Church should build bridges with political institutions through organizing ecumenical delegations to the party conferences.

Views

As human beings people find themselves as part of an unjust, sinful and violent world, which we may feel individually helpless to change. If we accept forgiveness, God can enable us to resist evil and to live life to the full.

Membership

Vice president, treasurer David L. Tandy Foundation, 1966-2003, director emeritus, since 2004. Managing trustee James L. and Eunice West Charitable Trust, 1980-1991. Treasurer Benjamin F. Johnston Foundation, since 1984.

Served with United States Army, 1944-1946. Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Colonial Country Club, Petroleum Club.

Connections

Married Ruth Ranell Sheets, March 9, 1950 (divorced 1982). Children: Carl Ray and Darla Kay (twins). Married Linda Sue Leslie, February 21, 1986 (divorced November 1991).

Married Martha Kay Redford, May 17, 1993.

father:
Marvin Wesley Roland

mother:
Minnie Mae (Martin) Roland

spouse:
Linda Sue Leslie

spouse:
Martha Kay Redford

spouse:
Ruth Ranell Sheets

child:
Carl Ray and Darla Kay Roland (twins)