Thomas Claude Stickels, Sr. 73, of Lakewood Village, TX died Friday, October 10, 2008, in Presbyterian Hospital of Denton and entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior.
Graveside service were held Saturday, October 18, 2008, at 3:00 pm in Gooch Cemetery, Mason, Texas with Pastor William DeDear of the Church of Christ and Pastor Thomas Stickels, Jr. officiating. Graveside arrangements were under the direction of Mason Funeral Home, Mason, Texas.
Tom was born February 20, 1935, in Fort Worth, to Otto and Irene (Tucker) Stickels who preceded him in death. He is survived by his beloved wife, Gayle, of 53 years. He was the wonderful father of three children, Thomas Stickels, Jr. of Midlothian, Laura Carriker of Sanger, and Lisa Gayle McCord of Greenville. He was a proud and loving grandfather of seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He touched innumerable lives because of his caring and concern of others due to his devout commitment to the Lord; following the faith set forth in 1507 by his ancestral grandfather Johannas Stickels, the Burgomaster of Stuttgart, Germany and a follower of the Christian Movement. Tom’s loving memory will forever be in our hearts.
Tom was an Electrical Engineer and worked at Fort Worth General Dynamics and as an independent contractor. He was the Manager of Editorial Services with The Super Conductor-Super Collider in Waxahachie, Texas
He served as a Deacon in the Church of Christ, and was a member and office holder in the Little Elm Lions Club. He also served two terms as Mayor of Lakewood Village and two terms as Municipal Judge of Lakewood Village and Oak Point, Texas. Tom was an active member in the Denton County Republican Club until his health failed.
If desired, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 2680, North Canton, OH, 44720, or to The Light House for the Blind, 214 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102.