Eual Wyles – May 2, 1924/August 28, 2015

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eual_wylesEual C. Wyles, age 91, of Duncanville, Texas, passed away Friday, August 28, 2015. He was born in Bonham, Texas, on May 2, 1924, the son of Willie Mae (Currin) and Winifred W. Wyles.

After graduating high school at age 17, Eual enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He served his country in the 57th Bomb Wing – 310th Bomb Group, 379th Squadron, Armament Section in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, and Tunisia. He was awarded 7 service medals. Following his honorable discharge, he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from North Texas State Teachers College.

Mr. Wyles is survived by his son, Steve Wyles & wife Margie; daughter, Becki Jaynes; sister, Delores Byrd & husband Ronnie; grandson, Steve Law & wife, Jennifer; grandson, John Wyles and partner Mai Daminov; granddaughter, Sarah Wyles Hogsett & husband Matt; five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces & nephews.

Eual was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Melba, his sister, Geneva Kirk, and a brother, Gerald Wyles.

The first time dad ever traveled was when he joined the Army Air Corps. He had never really left Bonham, TX. He told his mom he wouldn’t be gone long but it was four years before he came back home. He was much taller a full-grown man then. He used his G.I. benefits to go to college at North Texas State University. He obtained his degree in teaching but did not teach. He was hired at Sun Oil Co. and worked there as an Oil and Gas Accountant for 35 years. He loved his job and was very good at it.

Everyone that knew him liked him. He never had an enemy. He avoided confrontation whenever possible and was a man of habit. He liked his routines. He was very dependable, trustworthy, loyal; everything a man should be. He was a wonderful father, grandfather and great-grandfather and loved his grandchildren very much.

In his work days when he wore a suit and a fedora hat he was often mistaken for Tom Landry. Two great men that have touched many lives. Throughout his life he maintained his health. He never got too overweight – he was always very diligent about his eating habits. But there is no mistake he loved to eat and he was always complementary no matter what it tasted like!

Dad loved to hunt and fish! There were many trips to Colorado, California and Florida, and lots of fish caught and lots of fish tales told! Dad knew how to smoke those trout. He made and relatives made a homemade smoker in the side of a hill out of cardboard boxes and a stove-pipe and those were the best fish we’ve ever eaten!

Mom and dad were married for 50 years when mom died. Dad was in love with mom until the day he died. Now, as he wants inscribed on his headstone they are “Together Again Forever”! We will miss you dad. A piece of us died with you, but you will forever be in our hearts. Now you and Mom can do the Foxtrot in Heaven!

jaynesFuneral services are 2:00 pm, Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at Jaynes.

Burial will follow at Little Bethel Memorial Park in Duncanville.

Visitation with the family is 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, on Tuesday evening at Jaynes.