Mr. Theodore “Ted” Secord passed from this life Thursday evening, November 8, 2007, in Houston, Texas. He was surrounded by his family when he lost his short battle with cancer.
Born June 21, 1936, in Nash, Oklahoma, Mr. Secord had been a resident of Fairfield for 22 years and was a computer supervisor with Houston Lighting and Power for 36 years. He was a member of the Catholic faith. Mr. Secord was a graduate of Oklahoma State University.
Mr. Secord considered his greatest accomplishment being a good father and husband. After a brief tenure as Little League Coach he retired to the Dad Hall of Fame. He shared his love of music through his voice and by playing many instruments including the piano, harmonica and guitar. Ted had a great love for woodworking and was a skilled handyman. He shared those talents with family and others in the Fairfield community.
He was preceded in death by his son, Matthew Lindsey Secord and parents, Theodore Vernon and Artha V. Murray Secord.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Rosemary Lindsey Secord of Fairfield; son, Gregory Vernon Secord of Houston; brother, Kermit Secord (Margaret) of Arlington, TX; sisters, Sybil Wasson (Don) of Ballwin, MO and Sylva Williams (David) of Ames, IA; brother-in-law, Cecil “CW” (Lynette) Lindsey of Santa Fe, TX and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 13, 2007, in the chapel of Hayes Funeral Home with Reverend John Kappe officiating. Interment will follow at Grace Memorial Park Cemetery.
Casket bearers will be Jimmy Harris, Cecil Lindsey, Stephen McCauley, David Peavy, Chris Secord and Mark Williams. Honorary Bearer will be Robert Dowdy.
Friends may call from 5 - 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 10412 Highway 6, (409) 925-3501.