ARLINGTON -- Adam Brantley Royal, 22, passed away Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, in Arlington. Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Adam was born Sept. 27, 1993, in Canyon to Lonnie Joe Royal and Christina Helen Leathers Royal. He spent most of his life in Arlington and was a member of Grace Baptist Church. He graduated from Martin High School in 2012 and Parker University in Dallas in 2013. He enjoyed LARPing, anime conventions and animation. He collected knives and comic books and was very creative. Adam also loved hunting and the outdoors and spending time on his grandma's farm with friends and family. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Leroy Leathers. Survivors: Parents, Lonnie and Chris Royal; sister, Rebecca Royal; maternal grandmother, Allene Leathers; paternal grandparents, Thomas and Darlene Royal; several aunts and uncles; numerous cousins; and a host of friends. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233

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  1. Please know our family is so very sorry for your loss and is keeping Adam and your family in our prayers. Our family was so blessed to have had Adam in our lives. We will keep him in our hearts forever. No one in our family can think of ACA without thinking of Adam aka Squeaky. He was such a special person in Kara’s life.

    We will pray for God’s love to surround and help your family through this difficult time.

    With our love,
    The Kupecki Family

  2. He is off by the hills of the morning,
    By the dim, untrodden ways;
    In the clean, wet, windy marshes
    He has startled the deer agraze;
    And a buck of the branching antlers
    Streams out from the fleeing herd,
    And the youth is apt to the running
    As the tongue to the spoken word.
    They have gone by the broken ridges, by mesa and hill and swale,
    Nor once did the red deer falter, nor the feet of the runner fail;
    So lightly they trod on the lupines that scarce were the flower-stalks bent,
    And over the tops of the dusky sage the wind of their running went.

    From The Deer-Star
    Mary Austin

    Trades Masters would like to express our deepest heartfelt condolences. Adam was a valued employee.

  3.  My condolences go out to the family and friends ofAdam Royal. Losing a loved one so young is never easy. We all want to spend our lives with the ones we love and death gets in the way of that. But what brings me comfort is Acts 24:15 where it says “there is going to be a resurrection.” So it’s reassuring to know that I will see my loved one again and so can you. Look to the hope ahead (2 Peter 3:13 and Revelation 21:4) as you comfort one another with happy memories of joyful times together. My deepest sympathy.

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