William Doyle Read Sr.

February 8, 1935 - May 29, 2017


Requiem Eucharist will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John's Church. Interment: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 4-6 p.m. Thursday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to St. John's Church, 2401 College Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76110; UT Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75390; or a charity of your choice.

William Doyle Read Sr., 82, passed away on Monday, May 29, 2017.

He was born to William Gibeon Read and Reva Laurene Read in 1935. He was married to Frances Goldthwaite Read for 57 years. Bill served in the U.S. Army. He was Chairman of the Board of Goldthwaite’s of Texas, Inc. and also served as Chairman of Fidelity National Bank. Bill was involved in various community organizations, including as President of the Fort Worth Horseshoe Club. He served on the vestry of All Saints’ Episcopal Church and School.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother-in-law, Hugh Pitts, his brother-in-law, Jeff Garrison, and his nephew, Jeffrey Pitts.

Survivors: Wife, Frances Goldthwaite Read; sister, Jane Read Garrison; son, William D. Read Jr. and wife, Ellen; son, Robert Bowen Read and wife, Temple; son, James Wesley Read and wife, Traci; sister-in-law, Aniela Pitts; brother-in-law, Frank Goldthwaite and wife, Kay; grandchildren, William D. Read III and Amy Read; and numerous nieces and nephews.