Thomas Clinton Droke Jr.

June 4, 1941October 31, 2019

Thomas Clinton (Clint) Droke, of Hurst, passed away Thursday, October 31, 2019, at the age of 78.

A visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 5th at North Richland Hills Baptist Church with a funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. Pastor Scott Maze will officiate.

Clint was born June 4, 1941, to Frances and T.C. Droke in Memphis, Tenn. He graduated in 1959 from Messick High School in Memphis where he met his wife, Janet Reed Droke. They married May 5, 1962 and were married for 57 years. He went on to the Air Force Reserve and DeVry Technical Institute. After graduation, he worked for RCA for 30 years and GE/Phillips Consumer Service for 10 years.

Clint was a volunteer at his grandchildren’s school as well as a mentor for students at several local elementary schools. He was also an active member of North Richland Hills Baptist Church, where he enjoyed greeting friends at the door as well as spending time with his many friends and family.

Clint was preceded in death by his parents; and granddaughters, Emma and Anna Droke.

Clint is survived by his wife Janet; son, Steve Droke (wife Mary); daughter, Jennifer Stallings (husband Mike); his beloved grandchildren, Maddie and Sophie Droke, Brady Stallings (wife Allison) and Megan Stallings; and his brother, Wayne Droke (wife Mary).

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations be made to the American Cancer Society.


  • Chris Reed
  • Andrew Reed
  • Bo Lisby
  • Dwight Dykman
  • Mike Thomas
  • Brady Stallings


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 5, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, November 5, 2019


Thomas Clinton Droke Jr.

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Russell Webb

November 6, 2019

Janet and family sorry to hear about Clint’s passing he was always upbeat and cheerful. I wanted you and your family know you are all in our thoughts and prayers!

Bart & Loren Stewart

November 4, 2019

Our family had the pleasure of being greeted by Mr. Droke on Sunday mornings at North Richland Hills Baptist Church. He really made you feel welcome and was genuinely glad you were there. He will be missed by many. Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss.

Don and Marcia Epley

November 4, 2019

Marcia and I are at a loss for words but full of sadness. We just wish there was something we could do. We have been good friends for such a long time. And he is just a good man and we were so close I just took him for granted until our recent phone visits. We are so sad for your unspeakable loss and we feel a great loss too. Our love to you.
Don and Marcia

Richard Furr

November 4, 2019

Clint was in my homeroom class at Messick High School. I always liked Clint and enjoyed talking with him at the school reunions he was able to make. May God Bless the family and comfort all who grieve.