Harold Tally

Published 2:12 pm Friday, June 12, 2015

Harold Tally, 77, of Orange, a former resident of Bridge City, passed away on June 12, 2015, at his home.

A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 14, 2015, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Bridge City. Officiating will be Reverend Mark Bunch and Mr. Mike Blakeney reading the eulogy. Honorary pallbearers will be the Stark High School Class of 1956.

The family will receive friends from 12:45 p.m.-1:45 p.m., Sunday at the church.

Born in Queen City, Texas, on September 16, 1937, he was the son of James Edward Tally and Edith Nadine (Welchel) Tally. Harold served in the U. S. Army. He retired as an operator for Ameripol Synpol Rubber Plant in Port Neches after 34 years. Harold was a longtime member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Bridge City and the St. Paul United Methodist Men. He was also a member of OCAW Local 4-228 and served as secretary/treasurer. Harold played basketball in high school and in the Army and he later served as an official in the SBOA. He loved his family, hunting, fishing, and golfing.

He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Nadine Tally.

Harold is survived by his wife, Diana Tally of Orange; children, Glenn Ried Tally and wife, Deanna of Silsbee, Patrick Kyle Tally of Orange, and Elizabeth Jane and husband, Kurt Henning of Lawrence, Kansas; grandchildren, Blake Kyle Tally, Cameron Brooks Tally, Justin Garrett Tally, and Hailey Michelle James; six great-grandchildren; and his brothers, James Wilburn Tally and wife, Geri of Vidor, Doyle Ray Tally and wife, Sharon of Comanche, Texas, and Dwayne Clay Savoy of Fort Worth. He is also survived by numerous in-laws, nephews, nieces, cousins, dear friends, and his old black cat, Spook.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church at 1155 W Round Bunch Rd, Bridge City, TX 77611 or Southeast Texas Hospice 912 W Cherry Ave, Orange, TX 77630.

Cremation will be under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory.