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Tex A. Inman, age 81, passed from this life and entered his Heavenly home with Jesus on Tuesday, the 23rd day of May 2023, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Gray, Kentucky on the 5th day of August 1941 to parents Finley Inman and Lillian Helton Inman. He lived a life full of kindness and dedication to those around him.
In his early years, Mr. Inman was a town hero in Corbin, Kentucky, where he excelled in both football and basketball. His athletic prowess was only one of the many ways he stood out in his community. Mr. Inman was a proud member of the United States Marine Corps, where he served with distinction and was known as Lance Corporal Inman. He embodied the core values of honor, courage, and commitment throughout his service, earning the respect and admiration of his fellow Marines. Mr. Inman was a kind and generous man who was always willing to help others in need.
Mr. Inman attended the University of Cincinnati, where he earned a degree in architecture. He went on to have a successful career in construction as a self-employed contractor. At one point in his life, Mr. Inman built casinos in Las Vegas, showcasing his skill and expertise in the industry. He was also responsible for the construction of the largest, longest continuous pour of concrete in Phoenix, Arizona, which still stands to this day as a testament to his dedication and hard work.
In addition to his professional accomplishments and adventurous spirit, Mr. Inman had a passion for horse racing. He was an avid horse gambler, enjoying the excitement and camaraderie that came with the sport. His enthusiasm for the races was infectious, and he often shared his love for the sport with those around him. He loved to travel, whether it was for work or pleasure. His journeys took him to many different places, allowing him to experience various cultures and make lasting memories with his loved ones.
Mr. Inman is preceded in death by his parents Finley and Lillian Inman; daughters, Lisa Inman, and Trena Penley; sisters, Jane Rose Mills, and Virginia Watkins.
Left to cherish all the wonderful memories are his loving wife of over 30 years, Donna Inman; daughters, Deonna Bynum, and Tammy Manning and husband Sam; son, Stephen DeVault; grandchildren, Alexandra Smith, Christopher Chapman, Jacob Chapman, Tasha McDaniel, Samuel Manning, Chris McDaniel, Allan McDaniel, Mathew Penley, Michael Penley, Elise DeVault, Kohl DeVault, and Abby DeVault; great grandchildren, Kobe Chapman, Avalynn Chapman, Ellyana Smith, Emersyn Smith, Noah McDaniel, Wilson Ward, Jacob McDaniel, Jayden Manning, Taleah Alvarado, Ellie Manning, and Charlotte Penley. He is also survived by many other family members and friends.
Friends are cordially invited to a visitation from six o’clock until eight o’clock in the evening on Wednesday, the 7th day of June 2023, at Rhone Funeral Home.
A funeral service to celebrate Tex Inman’s life is to be conducted at two o’clock in the afternoon, on Thursday, the 8th day of June 2023 in the Rhone Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in Chambers Day Cemetery.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Jacob Chapman, Christopher Chapman, Michael Smith, Jordan Grant, Stephen DeVault, and David Estridge. Honorary pallbearers include Ronnie Bynum and Kohl DeVault.
Funeral services for Tex A. Inman are in care of Rhone Funeral Home, 3900 S. State Highway 19, Palestine, Texas.
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