Harley Douglas Tisdale passed away Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in Mexia, at the age of 81. He was born Sept. 30, 1932 in Kirven, to David Marion and Irene Tisdale. Douglas proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He served in Alaska as a radar operator and remained in the Army reserve for an additional eight years.
On Oct. 17, 1956, he married the love of his life, Wanda Leila Osborne, and this union was blessed with six daughters. The majority of Douglas’ career was spent in construction work; however, he retired from Mexia State School.
He was preceded in death by his parents; father and mother-in-law, Robert and Genieve Osborne; two sisters, JoAnn Cecil and husband, Bill and Florene Padgett and husband, Therman; one brother, David Lloyd Tisdale; three sister-in-laws, Bonnie Tisdale, Bobbie Osborne, Lou Worley and husband Dwyn; one grandchild, Jennifer Chambers; and one great-grandchild, Gavin Williams.