Poston, Theodore

Theodore Eugene Poston, Sr.

October 18, 1930 - April 12, 2021

Theodore Eugene Poston, Sr., of Plano, Texas passed away peacefully at home on April 12, 2021 at the age of 90. He was born October 18, 1930 to Benjamin Poston and Anna (Herbert) Poston in Roscoe, Missouri. Theodore attended the University of Nevada. He married Oveta Maxine Culp on December 31, 1949 in Killeen, Texas. He proudly served in the United States Air Force until his retirement after 20 plus years. Following retirement from the Air Force, he served several years as civilian employee in the Department of Defense.

Theodore is survived by his wife, Oveta Maxine Poston of Plano, Texas; daughter, Judy Gehlbach and husband, Gary Plano, Texas; son, Theodore Eugene Poston, Jr. of Indian Springs, Nevada; 6 grandchildren, Michael Gehlbach of Avinger, Texas, Amanda Faulkner and husband, Sean of Denton, Texas, David Gehlbach and wife, Deanne of Austin, Texas, Dr. Daniel Gehlbach and wife, Emily of Dallas, Texas, Theodore “Tedd” Poston, III and wife, Lesley of Los Angeles, California and Elizabeth Poston of Las Vegas, Nevada; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, John Poston and wife, Joan of Helena, Montana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Benjamin H. Poston and George Poston; sisters Jeanette Pope, Alice Stearns, and May Martin.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Disabled Veterans, https://www.dav.org/

A graveside service with military honors will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, April 23, 2021 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75211.

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My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. May God pour out his love and peace to you. I have a lot of fond memories of UncleTed telling us stories of his time in service. He was a man of great knowledge and shared that with us. He always had a smile and gentleness about him. I thank God for his presence in our life. Love,
Glenda Kovalcik, April 22, 2021 Mr. Poston has been a kindly neighbor for over 40 years. He shared generously from his peach and fig trees and we were recipients of tomatoes and okra from his garden. He watched our kids grow up and often asked of them after they left home. He was a caregiver to his wife for many years. It was sad to see his health decline, but he pushed himself beyond human limits. The world was a better place with Mr. Poston. Jim and Kitty Schieck, April 16, 2021