Theodore Elijah Scarborough, Jr, 87, of Austin, Texas, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 30, 2022.
He was born in Laredo, Texas on August 20, 1934 to Clara Maud (Rader) and Theodore Elijah Scarborough, Sr.
Ted was a faithful member of the Church of Christ in Hyde Park for almost 60 years, and for the last 45 years served as an elder of the congregation.
Ted grew up in the Rio Grande Valley, graduated from Edcouch-Elsa High School and attended The University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg, TX. He was very athletic and played “all the sports”, focusing on baseball and football.
Ted proudly served in the US Army as a radar operator. After the Army, Ted and Trudi returned to Texas in 1959 and settled in Austin.
Ted’s love of sports continued and he played minor league baseball for several years. He also became an avid golfer. In addition to the group of men that he played with weekly over the years, he had the privilege of playing at Pebble Beach in CA and the “Old Course” at St Andrews in Scotland.
Ted was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years Trudi Scarborough in 2021, his parents, sister Wanda Scarborough Johns, and his daughter-in-law Celeste Scarborough.
Ted is survived by his son David and his wife Pam; son Mark; four grandchildren, Ashley Scarborough, Brandon Scarborough and his wife Stacy, Matthew Scarborough and Lindsey Scarborough Gates and her husband Colton; two great-grandchildren, Kyle and Clara Scarborough. Ted is also survived by his sister Bea Surber and her husband Al and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Ted’s life will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, August 13th at the Church of Christ in Hyde Park, 310 W 43rd Street in Austin, Texas. Visitation will be at 2:00 pm at the church building. Interment will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the Central Texas Children’s Home.