PANTEGO-Ted Roy Pylant, 86, passed away on Friday, May 31, 2019 in Arlington.
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Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Interment: Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 3, at the funeral home.
Ted was born on April 14, 1933 in Armore, OK to Roy Granville Pylant and Iris Howard Pylant. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a staff sergeant during the Korean War. Ted married his high school sweetheart, Shirley Scarbrough, on May 15, 1954 in Ardmore, OK. A resident of Pantego and Arlington for the past 65 years, he was a longtime member of Park Springs Bible Church. He retired as an electrical engineer and quality assurance manager for LTV.
Ted loved riding his Honda Gold Wing motorcycle. He was a builder, engineer, and master genealogist. He was an avid reader. “Patience and Perseverance” was his motto.
Ted is preceded in death by his grandson, Sean Michael O’Brien.
Survivors: Beloved wife of 65 years, Shirley Anne Pylant; children, Nancy Elaine O’Brien of Del Rio, Anne Suzette Pylant of Waxahachie, and Christopher David Pylant and wife, Tracy Silva Pylant of Arlington; brother, Gene Paul Pylant; sisters, Sue Williams, Luann Damron and Cindy Pylant; grandchildren, Nicholas Spencer O’Brien, Katherine Tess O’Brien, Clay Daniel Pylant, Tate Elizabeth Pylant, Cole David Pylant; and great-grandchildren, Adalynn Sean O’Brien, Amelia Faye O’Brien and Stella Anne O’Brien.
Wade Family Funeral Home