William Henry "Pinky" Arledge

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William Henry "Pinky" Arledge

Birthplace: Knox City, Knox County, TX; living in Wichita Falls & Brownwood, TX
Death: May 12, 2016 (77)
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Pope Arledge and Ruby Pearl Carlyle
Husband of Private and Private
Father of Private and Private

Managed by: Pam Wilson (may be slow to respond)
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About William Henry "Pinky" Arledge


  • William Henry “Pinky” Arledge moved into his eternal home on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at the age of 77.
  • Born Oct. 10, 1938, in Knox City to Henry and Ruby Carlisle Arledge, Pinky lived most of his life in Baylor County. Pinky graduated from Seymour High School in 1957 and attended Texas Tech University, where he served on the Junior and Senior Livestock Judging Team and as President of the Block and Bridle Club.
  • Pinky farmed and ranched his entire career, while also serving the Seymour community. He was a Trustee for the Seymour School Board from 1982 to 1988, serving as President for two years. He was a regular at the Seymour County Club golf course, winning the Seymour Golf and Country Club Championship nine times.
  • In 1961, Pinky married Perry Thompson. Their 27 year marriage brought them two daughters, Allyson and Ashley. Allyson and husband James McBride of Dallas survive him, as do Ashley and son Jack of San Marcos. Jack was the light of his Papa Pinky’s life, as they shared many special moments together.
  • Pinky’s retirement years were spent in Brownwood, where he had many special friends at the Brownwood Senior Citizen Center.
  • In Lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Brownwood Senior Citizen Center, in care of the City of Brownwood, PO Box 1389, Brownwood, Texas 76804.
  • Additionally, the family wishes to thank Dr. Lisa Fowler for her long term care of Pinky, as well as the Abilene Regional Medical Center’s ICU unit, who lovingly cared for Pinky in his final stages.
  • A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. in Brownwood today at the First United Methodist Church. Family visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Seymour Memorial Funeral Home in Seymour.
  • Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Seymour First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Seymour Masonic Cemetery.
  • Condolences memories and tributes can be shared with the family at heartlandfuneralhome.net.
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October 10, 1938
Knox City, Knox County, TX; living in Wichita Falls & Brownwood, TX
May 12, 2016
Age 77