Gordon Thomas French, Jr. “Tommy” passed away January 20, 2020 at his residence. A Funeral Service will be held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 11:00am. Interment will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. Tommy was born at Saint Thomas Hospital in Akron, Ohio on December 19, 1946. At time of his death he was seventy-three years old. He is survived by his mother Audrey Wilt French and an Uncle Jim Wilt of Reno, Nevada. Tommy graduated from High School in Weslaco, Texas in 1965. He attended A&I University at Kingsville, Texas and later married Sandy Morrison from Harlingen, Texas. They moved to Conroe, Texas and Tommy began working at Houston Lighting and Power Company in the Engineering Department working on the giant electric towers which are surrounding Houston. He retired from the light company after twenty-four years. There were two boys added to the family; Robert William died at the age of twenty-four and Shane who died at the age of twenty-seven. Sandy died of sun stroke about two years ago. Tommy’s father died sixteen years ago. Tommy finally moved to Burro Mountain Homestead to be near his mother. He became a member of the Silver City Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Silver City, New Mexico on August 23, 2014. He was Head Deacon am operated the sound equipment at the church. Tommy will be missed very much by his church family, and especially his loving mother. AMEN. His pallbearers are Pastor Richard Lytle, David Armstrong, Carroll Craig, Joseph Gonzalez, Cameron Jeys and Stan McCart. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, “A Loving and Caring Place to Celebrate, Honor and Remember a Life Lived,” 210 W. College Ave., Silver City, NM 88061. Phone 575-388-1911. Remembrances can be made at www.hbrigthfuneral.net
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