Thomas David Degraffenried


Granbury – Thomas deGraffenried, 71, passed away at his residence on January 2, 2017. A celebration of his life will take place in the near future. The date and time are pending. He was cremated.

Thomas was born in Waco, Texas on February 24, 1945 to Gaines and Ola deGraffenried.  He married Marsha on March 1, 1980 in Houston, Texas.

He was a member of the Harvest Church in Granbury, Texas and a member of the American Cut Glass Association.

He was also very active in going to nursing homes and assisted living facilities, particularly the Quail Park Assisted Living facility in Granbury, to visit with residents and give sermons.

Tommy was a loving son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather.  He was a best friend to many.  Tommy was a one of a kind character with a heart of gold.  He had a knack for lighting up a room, making people laugh, and making people feel welcome.  Tommy loved Jesus with every ounce of his being, and he is now rejoicing in Heaven with his Lord and Savior.

Survivors include his wife, Marsha deGraffenried of Granbury, Texas; daughters, Michelle DeYoung and husband, Randy of Granbury, Texas, and Dixie Stalnaker and husband, Court of Allen, Texas; brother, Fleming deGraffenried of Houston, Texas; and grandchildren, Devon DeYoung, Taylor DeYoung, and Lillian Stalnaker.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gaines and Ola deGraffenried.

Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 76 Stephenville, Texas 76401.

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