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Thomas H. Willingham


WillinghampicIMGThomas H. Willingham, 77 of Waxahachie passes away Saturday, February 23, 2013 at home with all his family at his side. He was born July 08, 1935 in Hamilton, Texas to Coye & Louise Collie Willingham. Thomas went to school in Gustine, Texas and graduated high school from there. Soon after high school he joined the US Army for three years, at that time he joined the Army National Guard. He finished his military career with the US Coast Guards Reserves, all total he had 37 years service to his country. On October 16, 1954 he married Janis White from Lamkin, Texas on October 16, 2013 they would have been married 54 years. In 1957 he joined the Dallas Police Department and served twenty nine and a half years. After his retirement he bought a bookkeeping business and worked up until Monday February 11, 2013. He was a man with a very strong work ethic. He leaves behind his wife Janis, his surviving daughter, Karen DeLoach and a son Tony Willingham, also survived by his 2 brothers Johnnie and David, 3 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren: He was preceded in death by his parents and his sons Earl(Twig) and son Kevin. Services to celebrate his life are scheduled for 2:00 PM Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at the Evergreen Cemetery in Gustine, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Wayne Boze Funeral Home in Waxahachie, Texas. www.waynebozefuneralhome.com

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