Ted R. Oplinger, 73, of Bryan passed away Friday, January 4, 2008, at St. Joseph Regional Heath Center. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 9, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 10, at the funeral home with interment following at College Station Cemetery.
Ted was born and grew up in Macomb, Okla., and was a resident of Bryan for one year. He graduated from Oklahoma University and worked for Texas Instruments in the North Dallas area until he retired. Up until August 2006, he enjoyed his retirement working with wood, delivering meals on wheels and playing pools, cards and dominoes at the Senior Citizen Center in Carrollton, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Ina Oplinger, and a great-granddaughter, Kiera Morales.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Ted and Carole Oplinger of Bryan; daughter and son-in-law, Tanya and Dale Miller of Bryan; sister and brother-in-law, Clarice and Wayne Brown of Wichita, Kan.; grandchildren, Robert Morales and fiancé, Jamie Bratton, Tommy Morales and wife, Elizabeth, Johanna Oplinger, Russell Oplinger and Nathan Oplinger; and great-grandchild, Nikia Morales.
My condolences to Ted’s family and my highest respect to his memory. I want to recall his early career days at Texas Instruments when he worked with me on the early Corvus and Shrike missile programs…many TIers will remember Ted’s significant contributions to these pioneering guided missile programs at a time when these things were being done for the very first time. The Shrike successor, HARM, is still in service with the U.S. Armed forces some 45 years later. I was not highlly familiar with later phases of Ted’s career, but I do know that his work was always held in highest regard, as I hold his memory in highest regard.
VP Corporate Staff (retired)
Texas Instruments Incorporated
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. May God give you strength and peace in the coming days and months ahead. Know in your hearts that he rests in peace and comfort in the arms of our loving Savior.
Dear Ted, Tanya and Family,
It’s been many years since I have seen you all but please know I would like to extend my deep condolences to you at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
Kelly (Keel) Cabreros
(one of Keith’s daughters)
With condolences and regrets to my old boyhood friend of Macomb, Okla., and to his family whom I never had the pleasure of meeting.
My deepest sympathy and love.
We thought of each other as best friends and that is my remembrance of Ted. I think of him daily as my travels take me past his apartment and the new Richardson Texas Instruments building.
Go with God, and go with my love.
To young Ted, Tanya, Clarice and their families – I offer my deepest sympathy at the loss of this wonderful man.
We will always have fond memories of Ted. Sorry for your loss.
Deb, Chris and Cindy
I sure am sorry to hear about Ted. My thoughts are with you and the family. Remembering old times at Macomb High and the reunions that followed. I am glad I got to see Ted in our later years.
(I am using my daughter’s e-mail)