In Memory

Carl Edward Tindol

Carl Edward Tindol

Carl Edward Tindol (1940 - 2010)
ODESSA Carl Edward Tindol, age 69, of Odessa, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 8, 2010.

Carl was born April 25, 1940, to Wilburn and Margaret Tindol in Ryan, Okla. He had been a resident of Odessa since the 1950s and graduated from Odessa High in 1958. Carl married the love of his life, Betty Johnson, on May 29, 1960, at Temple Baptist Church in Odessa. They would have celebrated their 50th anniversary this year.

Carl spent most of his career as a construction superintendent for several companies, the last being Sunland Construction. He taught values and earned respect from all who knew him or worked with him.

Words cannot express the love and pride he had for his family. He never missed the chance to see his sons or grandchildren in any activity they participated in. Carl loved to go hunting with his sons and grandson and always had open arms for his granddaughters. However, no one touched his heart and life more than his wife, Betty.

He was preceded in death by his parents, father- and mother-in-law, Delbert and Dolly Johnson; brother, Benny Darryll; and sisters, Juanita Faye, Yvonne 'Dinkie" Green and Billie Marie Curtis.

He is survived by wife, Betty; sons, Gordon and wife Sherri, Thomas and James Tindol, all of Odessa; grandchildren, April, U.S.M.C. Lt. Cpl. Brant and wife Nikou and Teysha Tindol; great-grandchildren, Sonny Revel and Harlow Tindol; his very special sister-in-law, Tommie Dugger and husband Larry of Batesville, Ark.; brothers, Charles and wife Judy of Mobile, Ala., Junior and wife Diana and Ricky and wife Diane, all of Odessa; sisters, Sandra Sweeden of Odessa and Mary Grantham of Houston; numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and great-nephews and great-nieces.

Visitation with the family is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 11, 2010, at Sunset Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 12, 2010, in Sunset Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Gayle Walters officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Gordon, Thomas, James and Brant Tindol, Terry, Larry and Bobby Dugger and Donnie and Dusty Talley.

To our loving Dad and Papa: What lies behind him and lies before are tiny matters compared to what lies within him.

The family would like to express our deepest gratitude to all the family, friends and nurses at MCH during Carl's time of need.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Memorial Funeral Home. To sign the guest book, go to our website at
Published in Odessa American on April 10,2010.