Funeral Services for Thomas "Weldon" Byrom, 80, will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Collinsville with Rev. Keith Byrom and Rev. Jerry Davis officiating. Interment will follow in Belew Cemetery in Pilot Point. Services are under the direction of Meador Funeral Home in Whitesboro. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
Tom passed away on Monday, July 15, 2013 near Collinsville.
He was born on September 24, 1932 in Aubrey, Texas to Arlis Thompson Byrom and Laura Mae (Daniel) Byrom. Tom married Betty Rose Gheen on Oct. 4, 1952 in Denton, Texas. He served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, participating in the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts. He also served as a field representative for the Veterans Administration for 20 years. His interests included watching his grandchildren's sporting events, fishing, parasailing, Texas Rangers Baseball, The Collinsville Pirates and southern gospel music. Tom dearly loved the Lord and was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church in Collinsville.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Byrom of Collinsville; 5 sons, Thomas W. "Tommy" Byrom, Jr. of Collinsville, John Byrom and wife, Betty of Collinsville, Phillip Steven Byrom of Gainesville, Mark Timothy Byrom and wife, Pam of Whitesboro and Keith Byrom and wife, Donita of Collinsville; 12 grandchildren, Thomas Weldon "Trey" Byrom, III, Jennifer Lynn Husbands, Amy Marie Byrom, Stacy Byrom, Corey Byrom, Phillip Alexander "Alex" Byrom, Stacy Escamilla, Jeff Matlock, David Byrom, Daniel Byrom, Joshua Byrom and Aaliyah Byrom; 6 great-grandchildren, Sophia Rose Husbands, Logan Robert Husbands, Maegan Rose Escamilla, Dylan Wade Escamilla, Brayden Matlock and Jaydee Matlock; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Marion Claude Byrom; and a sister, Thelma Joyce Payne.
Pallbearers will be Trey Byrom, Corey Byrom, David Byrom, Daniel Byrom, Joshua Byrom, Alex Byrom, Jeff Matlock and Chad Husbands.
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