R.D. 'Doc' Tindol

R.D. “Doc” Tindol, 84, of Big Spring died Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Mark Lindsey officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, May 23, 2014, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.He was born Sept. 27, 1929 in Ryan, Oklahoma and lost both parents, John Robert and Gertrude Tindol when he was 2 ½ years old. He was raised by his aunt and uncle, Henry and Addie Miller in Texas.Doc attended Coahoma schools and joined the United States Army in 1949 during the Korean War where he earned a Purple Heart and Bronze Star in 1950. He married Myrt Norwood March 28, 1952, and she preceded him in death. Doc worked in the oil field for many years.He returned to school to earn his Bachelor’s Degree from East Texas State University and taught at Coahoma Junior High and High School.Doc was a 32nd Degree Mason and Past Master of Coahoma Masonic Lodge #992, A.F. & A.M. and had earned his 60-year pin last year.He is survived by daughter, Karen Goeke and husband, Tony; two sons, Dr. Neal Tindol and Dr. Rogan Tindol and wife, Lisa; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.He was also preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Gertrude Tindol; brothers, Robert Tindol, Grady Tindol, Waldo, Dick Tindol and J.L. Tindol; and sisters, Valree Blaylock and Alma Patton.The family suggests memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater West Texas Chapter, 4400 N. Big Spring Street, Midland, Texas 79705.Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences may be made at: www.npwelch.com