GOLDTHWAITE - Graveside services for Girdley G.W. Tarpley, 91, of Goldthwaite will be held 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery with Doug Holtzclaw officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Stacy-Wilkins Funeral Home.

He died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008, at Hillview Manor Nursing Home.

He was born Aug. 18, 1916, in Midland, to M.G. and Georgia (Covington) Tarpley. He served in the U.S. Army.

He was married to Shirley Adams on June 30, 1948, in Lubbock. They moved from Lake Merritt to Houston in 1992, where he worked in sales.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Tarpley of Goldthwaite; two sons, Sonny Ellis of Grapevine and Brad Tarpley of Irving; four sisters, Elsie Impson of Daytona Beach, Retla Bailey, Ruth Ramsaur, and Grace Hughes all of Brownfield; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Chad Tarpley and Larry Tarpley.