Dale Priour, 91, of Ingram, died Sunday, June 30, 2013.
A memorial service was held Friday, July 5, at Grimes Funeral Chapels in Kerrville with graveside services and interment following at Nichols Cemetery near Ingram.
Priour was born in Kerr County in 1922, the son of Jim and Velma Priour. His wife, Edna, preceded him in death.
He attended the University of Texas and left in his final semester to join the United State Air Force, serving as a pilot in the Pacific.
He returned from World War II in 1945 to start a family and partner in the family wool and mohair warehouse in Ingram, growing it to multiple warehouses throughout Central Texas over the next 40 years.
He is credited for helping bring world-wide focus to the mohair and wool industry of Central Texas.
Priour was also a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 65 years and was a 32nd degree Master Mason.
Prior is survived by two sons, two daughters and spouses, including Gary and Carol Priour, Lary and Georgia Priour, Dalene and Marc Taylor and Nancy and Wesley Hopkins, and 16 grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and parents, Priour was preceded in death by a brother, J.W. Priour.
Memorials may be made to the Hill Country Youth Ranch in Ingram.