Thomas Walker

Thomas Franklin "Tom" Walker

Wednesday, May 18th, 1955 - Monday, March 1st, 2021
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Thomas Franklin “Tom” Walker, 65, passed away March 1, 2021 in Arlington.

Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington.
Memorials: Donations may be made to Sam Houston High School Alumni/Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 152742, Arlington, TX 76015.

Tom was born May 18, 1955 in Fort Worth to James Albert Walker and Roberta LaVada Huxall Walker. He was a life long resident of Arlington and a lifelong resident of Arlington and 1974 graduate of Sam Houston High School. While at Sam he was involved in auto-body. Where he helped restore a 1957 Ford T-bird, that won 1st place in the state VICA competition. This lead to Tom’s passion for fixing & restoration of cars.

He worked for over 40 years in the manufacturing industry of pressure vessels, and was a Production Manager. There was nothing he couldn’t fix. Tom had a tender heart and loved helping and teaching others. He was a devoted husband, father and grandpa. Tom was a member of the Pythian Lodge of Texas.

He was preceded in death by his father, James, mother, Roberta, brother, Steven Hodges; sister’s Barbara Walker Gunter, and Judy Walker Filley; In-laws Albert and Helen Critz.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years Laurie Critz Walker, Randy Black and wife Stacey, Thomas Walker II and wife Amanda, daughter Shannon Cooper; brothers Greg Hodges and wife Paige, Bruce Hodges and wife Peggy, Craig Miller and wife Sonja; sister Tracey Hodges; grandchildren Garrett, Grant, Karis, Creighton, and Cortland.

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    Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wade Family Funeral Home
    4140 W. Pioneer Pkwy.
    ARLINGTON, TX 76013
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Brandon, Jillian, Tommy, and George Peyton

Posted at 01:44pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Thomas. We continue pray for peace and comfort for all.
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Posted at 01:35pm
We are so grateful to have had such a great role model in Tom, working with him since we were kids. He will be greatly missed.
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Melody Frank

Posted at 08:02am
Sharing in your sorrow with love and friendship. Tom was a good man and friend. He deeply loved his family. Rest in peace Tom. You will be greatly missed. Love, Melody Rushing Frank

Chris Vaughn

Posted at 10:55pm
I am so sorry to hear of Tom's passing and to hear of all that y'all have been thru since Christmas. Tom has been in my life since I was 12 or 13 and for all purposes he is just like my brother and I loved him . As a kid when my sister wouldn't let me tag along, Tom always told me that I could, especially if they were going to Ed and Belinda's. Those days are some of my fondest memories... As well as the hot wing parties ...gone but never forgotten, you will be missed

Tonja Gossett

Posted at 11:46pm
He was one of the kindest and easiest to men to talk to .I haven’t known him long but it was sure easy to tell what a big heart he had .I am glad to say I got to meet him me snd Mike both
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