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Earthman Southwest Funeral Home

12555 South Kirkwood, Stafford, TX

OBITUARY

Thomas Gary Bossier

30 May, 19426 February, 2020
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Thomas Gary Bossier, age 77, passed away on February 6, 2020. He was born in Alexandra, Louisiana to Louis and Earlene Bossier on May 30, 1942. Growing up in Louisiana, he enjoyed adventures with his sister, Gloria, and brother, David. He was brought up in the Catholic faith and graduated from Menard High School in 1960. After high school, the Bossier family transferred to Ft. Worth, where his father worked for the Texas & Pacific Railroad. Tom later followed in his father’s footsteps in working for awhile with T&P Railroad.

Tom attended the University of Texas in Arlington, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering in 1968. From there, he moved to Houston to begin his career in Professional Engineering. He was registered by the State Board for Professional Engineers in the state of Texas and several other states. He was a Professional Engineer until his retirement in 2004.

Forty-seven years ago, Tom married Barbara Bilski and they went on to have three children: Lisa Marie, James Anthony, and Michelle Rene.

His passion for model railroading yielded him his masterpiece train board measuring 19 feet by 10 feet, which depicts the Durango & Silverton Railroad in Durango, Colorado in meticulous detail. Tom enjoyed family trips, especially to mountainous destinations.

He was a parishioner of St. Laurence Catholic Church.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, 11 February , 2020
  • Rosary Service Tuesday, 11 February , 2020
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, 12 February , 2020
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, 12 February , 2020

Memories

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Charles Bilski

12 February 2020

I remember that 4th of July trip to Lake Sommerville when our families sat in the boat on the lake- watching the fireworks.

Landon Westbrook

11 February 2020

I lived next door to Tom for the past 25 years and we often stopped and talked ... usually when one of us was doing yard work. Tom was a great neighbor who always mowed and bagged the 4 feet of my yard that adjoined his yard and never once said a word about it. He never minded when I popped over to borrow a tool or ladder that I didn’t have. Finding a tool in his garage always gave us time to talk because, unlike the highly organized model railroad in the upstairs game room, his garage would be better described as a place full of freedom from order.
I will miss him as a neighbor but look forward to seeing him in our heavenly neighborhood.

Kathleen Watson

11 February 2020

I will always cherish the memories of Uncle Tom at Christmas. He would always dress up as Santa and have us sing songs before opening gifts. Of course, we were always asked if we were good that year. I remember Michelle always would tug at his Santa beard!

I remember the elaborate model train he built and how proud he was of it. And the fun camping trips we all would take to Lake Sommerville. We will miss you, Uncle Tom.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY