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Dallas Leaders React to Former Councilman’s Passing

Frank "Bingo" McTyre, who resigned from the council last year, served the city for nearly 18 years. McTyre died Saturday; his funeral is set for Monday afternoon.

Updated 2:50 a.m. Monday

Funeral arrangements have been set for Frank Lindley “Bingo” McTyre, the longtime Dallas councilman who passed away Saturday.

McTyre, 78, had served on the council for nearly 18 years, starting December 1993. His stint on the council lasted until August of last year, ending after he resigned due to health concerns.

“[With] Bingo, we lost a great leader in the city and a friend. He loved the city of Dallas, he served with distinction,” said Jim Henson, who succeeded McTyre as Dallas’ Ward 4 councilman in 2011. “He will be sorely missed by the people of Dallas and by the city.

“He was just a great person and just somebody you could respect, and the things he did for the city, he did purely for the city.”

According to McTyre's obituary, visitation will be held at Benson Funeral Home today until the 2 p.m. service, which also will be held at the funeral home.

Dallas Mayor Boyd Austin said the city will be flying its flags at half-staff in McTyre’s honor. The mayor echoed many of Henson’s sentiments.

“Bingo was a great friend and partner in the things we have done in Dallas. He was a Dallas native that loved his hometown,” Austin said. “He enjoyed life and always had a cheerful disposition.”

You may share your memories of and prayers for Frank Lindley “Bingo” McTyre in the comments below.

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