Emmett Jerrel Tredway, 87, passed away from a brief illness
on October 8, 2018 at the Hunt Regional Medical Center and entered into the
arms of his oldest son, Joel.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at
Highland Terrace Baptist Church with Rev. Royce Litchfield and Rev. Marvin Mosley
officiating. Burial will follow at
Memoryland Memorial Park. Visitation
will be from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the church. Services are under the direction of
Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.
Jerrel was born on April 6, 1931 in the Vansickle Community
to Hugh and Opal Duke Tredway. Jerrel
graduated from Caddo Mills High School and shortly after he went to work with a
insurance company in Dallas. He was just 16 years of age and stayed with his
Aunt Cleo while working. After time he
returned to the Tredway Ranch and Farm in Vansickle Community to help his
Jerrel accepted the lord as his Savior at 18 years of
age. He served in the Air Force. When he came home on leave he joined the
Masonic Lodge in Caddo Mills. He held
several offices and enjoyed his time in the lodge.
Jerrel met and after a few years of dating, he married the
love of life, Elizabeth Head. They were
blessed with two sons, Joel and Sean.
Joel went to heaven at 25 in 1981.
Sean is a teacher at Lone Oak High School.
Jerrel worked for the Texas Highway department for 40 years,
known as Tex Dot today. He was an
engineer inspector and was very efficient.
As people travel down the highway of life (Hwy 30) that was made
possible through Hunt County. He was one
of the engineers that made it safe. He
always had the tax payer at heart. Also,
the Tawakoni bridge was another one of his projects. It was truly a picture of art. He was very particular about the truck he
drove. It was always organized. He was very skilled in Trigonometry refusing
a pencil and paper, all before calculators came on the job.
Pallbearers will be Randy Blackshear, Ricky Blackshear,
David Diggs, Craig Driggers, Terry Driggers, Duane May and Greg Tredway. Honorary pallbearers will be Keegan
Blackshear, Olin Farquhar and Don Fulton.
Jerrel was the most compassionate person ever met and loved