Clyde Wayne “Slick” Pringle, of Kosse, died at Baylor Scott and White Hillcrest in Waco on Thursday, September 15, 2022, at the age of 84.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 19, 2022 at Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Randy Ayres officiating. Interment followed at Mustang Prairie Cemetery, where several of his family members are buried.
The pallbearers were Brent Pringle, Gavin Pringle, Garrett Pringle, Derek Pringle, Payden Pringle, Memphis Pringle and Koda Pringle.
Clyde, known as Wayne to everyone and whose nickname was “Slick”, was born on December 11, 1937 into the Mustang community of Clyde Thomas Pringle and Beatrice Gunn Pringle. He left school in eighth grade to work on the family dairy farm and pick cotton and watermelons.
Clyde Wayne married Juanita Hall on July 7, 1956, and they raised five of their six sons in County Limestone.
Wayne has worked most of his adult life as a heavy equipment operator, working offshore, overseas as a crane operator for Diamond Off-Shore. After spending 28 days at home, he returned every month for 28 days to work, his family taking him to Waco to catch the flight to Dallas, from there to LAX in Los Angeles, then wherever work was at that that time. time.
Among his many experiences abroad, in Africa, the crew was safe when he landed and was not allowed to spend the night in town, but he and the crew were caught between two tribal wars and held hostage for 7 days, the gain for their release being 50 euros. cross-country boats with 50 hp Johnson engines and full gas tanks. In Taiwan, he stood out with his cowboy hat and pointed toe cowboy boots and had to stop wearing the boots because they drew too much attention at customs. His work vest contains flag patches from other countries where he has worked: Great Britain, Canada, Afghanistan, Turkey, Japan, Singapore, Philippines, Australia, etc.
After Slick’s 35-year career, he retired from the oilfields in the late 90s and then drove a rock truck for Aggregate Haulers until he was 72. He spent time with his sons walking around Waco flea markets and looking at the dirt. track and field races at Waco, Elm Mott and Prairie Hill.
Wayne was predeceased by his parents, Beatrice and Clyde; his sister, Helen, who died as a child when she fell from a turnip truck and was run over by a tractor; as well as by four of his sons: Randy Pringle (at birth), Marty Pringle, Jeffery Pringle and Shannon Pringle.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Juanita Pringle; son, Steven Pringle; son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Crala Pringle; and 19 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
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