Thomas "Tom" Montgomery
Thomas Neal “Tom” Montgomery, aged 57 years, of Oenaville passed away on the afternoon of Friday, June 8, 2018 at a local hospital. Tom was born on the 22nd day of July 1960 in El Paso, Texas to Robert Bruce and Vicki Jane (Ewing) Montgomery.
In Tom’s earlier years he had attended and graduated from J.O. Johnson High School in Huntsville, Alabama, class of 1979. With his father being in the military his siblings and he had moved around quite a bit and had even lived in Germany for some time. But, while his dad was stationed at Connally Air Force Base, Tom planted his roots in Oenaville, Texas.
Tom had the heart of a giver. He was a person that you could go to with your problems as he always had a shoulder to cry on and a kind word. He was an avid NASCAR fan and he loved his Dallas Cowboys. Tom loved to travel. He enjoyed getting out and going to see kinfolk that lived far away and his love of traveling could explain why he was a truck driver for over 25 years of his adult life. In his later years Tom would stay connected to his family and friends through social media. A friend of Tom’s could always catch him on the net chatting or catching up on the latest current events on the web. Tom was a Christian and had given his life to Christ when he was a little boy. Although he could not regularly attend church anymore, Tom loved his Lord and knew of his eternal homecoming when he departed this life.
Tom is preceded in death by his parents Robert and Vicki.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his sister Eleanor “Ellie” Powell and husband Phillip, niece Tricia Powell and nephews Phillip and Colby Powell as well as great-nephew Henry Powell all of Tulsa, Oklahoma. He also leaves behind his honorary sister Linda Lewey of Oenaville.
A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held on Tom’s birthday, July 22, 2018 at the Oenaville Community Center at 1 PM for his friends and family to spend time sharing memories of Tom’s life.
Hewett-Arney Funeral Home of Temple is entrusted with the arrangements.