Gladys Carol Sinclair, 81, of Tyler, passed away Dec. 3, at Hospice of East Texas in Tyler.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 pm, Saturday, Dec. 6, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Visitation will be from 10:00 am-12:00 pm, Saturday, at the funeral home.

Born in Orange, on June 14, 1933, Gladys was the daughter of Robert A. Fitzgerald and Audrey Harmon Scarbough Fitzgerald. She attended school in Orangefield, played basketball, and was valedictorian of her class. After business school and East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, she worked in administration in Orange and Collin County Courthouses, as well as the Jefferson County Tax Office. After retiring from the insurance business in the late 80’s, she met her husband Robert while attending Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, and together they enjoyed their grandchildren and great-grandchildren until the last few days of her life. At rest with Jesus.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Audrey Fitzgerald; and sisters, Mary Ann Fitzgerald, Rachel Cunningham, and Dorothy Lea Gilcrease.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Sinclair; children, Paula Ann Johnson of Austin, and Mark Johnson of Denver, Co; step-children, Schelly Mendoza and husband, Robert of San Antonio, Synthia Martinez of Canton, Shauna Fraas and husband, Jeff of Tyler, and Robert Sinclair III and wife, Alex of Phoenix, Az; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Jimmy Cay Pattillo and Earline Russell; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the nursery of First Baptist Church Orangefield, 9788 FM 105, Orange, TX 77630.