OBITUARY

Thomas Charles Flood

January 12, 1952January 31, 2019

Thomas (Tom) Charles Flood, age 67, of Mabank, Texas passed away peacefully at his home with his wife, Debbie, at his side on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. He was born Saturday, January 12, 1952 in Denison, Texas to Helen Lee (Jones) Flood and Charles C. Flood. He was the eldest of eight children.

Tom grew up in Denison, Texas. He was fondly referred to as Tommy, Tom, or G by family and friends. As a child he was a kind, caring, loving child, but had a bit of a mischievous streak about him. He was a born leader and it showed at a very young age, with such a large family, someone had to be the "leader." One of Tommy's fondest memories as a child was on a family vacation. The family of ten packed into the vehicle and headed to South Texas to enjoy some camping. They stopped to enjoy some time swimming in the Gulf, having gotten a bit sandy their Dad took the eight children to the local carwash to promptly hose them down, giving them a thorough "carwash rinse-down."

Tom graduated in 1970 from Denison High school. He went on to attend and graduate from East Texas State University with a Bachelors of Business Degree in Commerce. He started a career in the Banking Industry where he stayed for over ten years before switching to a Real Estate career that he enjoyed for over thirty years. He was a broker and was in also in the mortgage field. Tom loved his career in Real Estate so much that he was a broker and owner of Realty Associates. The many friendships he made along the way are immeasurable; rather it had been with the selling and buying customers or mortgage customers, he left a lasting impression to all he touched.

Tom married is beautiful high school sweetheart, Debbie Kuykendall, on Friday, November 26, 1971, in Denison, Texas. The couple enjoyed 47 amazing years together. The couple settled in Plano, Texas where they would live the majority of their adult lives. They spent the last two years enjoying life in a beautiful golf course community, they called home.

Tom was the proud father of his two son's Tommy and Patrick. He and Debbie welcomed two daughter-in-laws, Theresa and Monika, into the family and later enjoyed the addition of four grand children, Sydney, Carter and twins Jette and Jilly. He couldn't have been more proud of their growing family and the joy it brought him to spend time with them. He loved telling the grandchildren funny stories every chance he got.

Tom loved golfing, Country Music, watching sports and Fox News. He favored the color blue and loved being on the patio at home.

Tom was a member of Life Fellowship in Athens, Texas and attended his neighborhood Bible study group, Abundant Grace. He was also a member of the Cedar Creek Lake Rotary Club.

Tom's family and friends will fondly remember the kind, loving, caring, sincere, giving, patriotic man he was. He was always willing to help others. His attitude for life was exemplary; he always had a positive outlook, even if obstacles came his way. He was a wonderful advice giver and problem solver for many. He had an unbelievable ability to solve problems. He would say, "Okay, lets look at this as not how it won't work, but how can we make it work?" He could often be heard saying, "Yeah Buddy!" and, "Nobody does nothin'!"

Tom Flood, the man, the legend, was a faithful servant to our Lord Jesus Christ. Known for his kind, gentle soft ways, his giving heart, his dedication to his family, his love for his fellow man, his devotion to his wife, he lived his life with high integrity; an example we all should follow.

Tom was preceded in death by; mother Helen Lee Flood; father, Charles C. Flood; special friend Pat McMahan; brother-in-law, Roy Kuykendall; and golden retriever fur-baby, "G" Flood who was his morning McDonald's Companion. "G" was by Tom's side for 16 loving years.

Tom is survived by his beautiful family; wife, Debbie Flood; sons, Thomas Charles Flood (Theresa Dubois) and Patrick Ryan Flood (Monika Mann); brothers, Jerry Flood (Audrey Thomas) and John Flood(Cheryl Pipkins); sisters, Debbie Lee Eldridge (Don), Cathy Johnston (Vic), Patty Osbourn (Charles), Mary Lou Kimbrell (Kenny), and Donna Aday (Jeff); granddaughters, Sydney Flood (9), Juliette Flood (7), and Jillian Flood (7); grandson, Carter Flood (6); brother-in-law Paul Wilson; sister-in-laws, Pam McCuan (Rick) and Paula Kuykendall; special friends, Bob and Vickie Pearson, Tom and Lisa Blakeley, Charles and Helen Nicholas; and golden retriever fur-baby Ellie Flood (9). Tom also leaves many cherished Nieces, Nephews, Great-nieces, Great-Nephews, extended family, and friends to cherish his memory.

A Visitation for Thomas will be held Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Ted Dickey West Funeral Home 8011 Frankford Road Dallas, Texas 75252.

A Funeral Service will occur Friday, February 8, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Grace Out Reach Center 3301 Preston Road Plano, Texas 75093.

An Interment Service will occur Friday, February 8, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Rest Have Memorial Park 2500 State Highway 66 East Rockwall, Texas 75087.

Serving as pallbearers are Bryan Flood, Casey Flood, Preston Flood, David Eldredge, Brent Osborn, Craig Osborn, Jeremy Kimbrell, Michael Flood, Stephen Thompson, Tyler McCuan, Daniel Flood, Chief Hospital Corpsman, and Major Richard McCuan.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Thomas' memory may be made to American Cancer Society

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.teddickeywestfuneral.com for the Flood family.

  • FAMILY

  • Helen Lee Flood, Mother
  • Charles C. Flood, Father
  • Debbie Flood, Wife
  • Thomas Charles Flood II, Son
  • Patrick Ryan Flood, Son
  • Theresa Flood, Daughter-in-law
  • Monika Flood, Daughter-in-law
  • Sydney Flood, Granddaughter
  • Carter Flood, Grandson
  • Juliette Flood, Granddaughter
  • Jillian Flood, Granddaughter
  • Jerry Flood, Brother
  • Debbie Lee Eldridge, Sister
  • Cathy Johnston, Sister
  • Patty Osbourn, Sister
  • Mary Lou Kimbrell, Sister
  • John Flood, Brother
  • Donna Aday, Sister
  • Audrey Flood, Sister-in-law
  • Don Eldridge, Brother-in-law
  • Vic Johnston, Brother-in-law
  • Charles Osbourn, Brother-in-law
  • Kenny Kimbrell, Brother-in-law
  • Cheryl Flood, Sister-in-law
  • Jeff Aday, Brother-in-law
  • Paul Wilson, Brother-in-law
  • Pam McCuan, Sister-in-law
  • Rick McCuan, Brother-in-law
  • Paula Kuykendall, Sister-in-law
  • Roy Kuykendall, Brother-in-law
  • Pat McMahan, special Friend
  • G Flood, Golden Retriever Fur-baby
  • Ellie Flood, Golden Retriever Fur-baby
  • Bob Pearson, Special Friend
  • Vickie Pearson, Special Friend
  • Tom Blakeley, Special Friend
  • Lisa Blakeley, Special Friend
  • Charles Nicholas, Special Friend
  • Helen Nicholas, Special Friend
  • Tom also leaves many cherished Nieces, Nephews, Great-nieces, Great-Nephews, extended family, and friends to cherish his memory
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Bryan Flood, Active Pallbearer
  • Casey Flood, Active Pallbearer
  • Preston Flood, Active Pallbearer
  • David Eldredge, Active Pallbearer
  • Brent Osborn, Active Pallbearer
  • Craig Osborn, Active Pallbearer
  • Jeremy Kimbrell, Active Pallbearer
  • Michael Flood, Active Pallbearer
  • Stephen Thompson, Active Pallbearer
  • Tyler McCuan, Active Pallbearer
  • Daniel Flood, Chief Hospital Corpsman, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Major Richard McCuan, Honourary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 8, 2019
  • Interrment Service Friday, February 8, 2019
REMEMBERING

Thomas Charles Flood

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Sonia Powless

February 8, 2019

Our condolences to the entire Flood family... we are lifting you guys up in prayer!
Love,
The Powless Family

Carl Briggs

February 4, 2019

My heart feels your pain, my prayers for peace in your extended family have gone forth!

Vickie Pearson

February 4, 2019

When I think of Tom, I remember so many wonderful memories; it's really difficult to share just one.

My story with Tom began in 1972, when we both worked at S H Kress in the Sher-Den Mall. He was Asst Manager then and I'd been hired as a cashier. We became good friends immediately and I remember how pleased he was to tell me that they'd decided to put me to work in the office doing payroll and that it would mean a BIG raise in pay for me. Instead of $1.65 an hour, I'd be making $2.10!

As our families became close, we did lots of stuff together! While we did go on great trips - like DisneyWorld, Vegas, and San Francisco, I think some of the most fun times we all shared were those simple times at each other's home around the dining table or the TV. Making dinners together - like in Fayetteville, NC when Bob was in the Army, or in Shelbyville, IN, when Bob was transferred with LOF, or in Louisville, KY where we now reside. We have always kept them in our lives and in our hearts.

One of Tom's many gifts was his brilliant mind and remarkable memory! He could recall with clarity a funny story or conversation almost verbatim- and the man never forgot anything! Looking back, I realize that was because he paid attention and was a good listener and noticed everything! Nothing got by him! He and Bob had a multitude of funny golf stories and every time Tom would bring one up, we'd all share a hearty laugh and remember the fun! That memory would spark another one and so on...to the point that we were laughing the whole time we were together!

We will never forget the joy of knowing Tom and the love and laughter we all shared. Some of the stories are legendary and have been passed down to our kids and our kids know them and can recite them from memory...and they're still funny after all these years. At least to us.

Thank you, Tom, and Debbie for being such great friends and for loving us. We will always love and miss Tom but our memories will continue on and

Ken Bangs

February 4, 2019

It has been said that if one wants friends then he must be friendly. Tom was naturally friendly, and people were drawn to him. His quick smile, infectious humor and positive outlook helped many who found themselves in need of encouragement.

Such a man is not forgotten.

Trudy and I offer our condolences to Debbie and the family.

R.I.P our friend, until we meet again.

Donna Aday

February 3, 2019

My brother, my stronghold whom I’ve always looked up to. How am I to carry on without our daily talks about politics, real estate, future, my kids and our next network marketing that will work. You were bigger than life to me, just knowing you were only a phone call away gave me comfort. I will miss your text messages and phone calls. I will forever miss you calling me Donoi. Continue to watch over me as you are filled with joy and all the happiness you could ever imagine. Mother always said- in Heaven you will want for nothing- I’m believing that’s true! I love you more than you will ever know— you were the BEST of them all - love you forever, Donna

Lisa Blakeley

February 2, 2019

One of the sweetest and humble men I have ever known and that spans 36 years. Devoted to his wife, kids and grandkids Tommy was an example of honor and truth. He was more than a friend , he was family and I will forever miss him saying.... "Way-ellll Lis" with his sweet Texas drawl. I will see you on the other side my friend.
To my dear Debbie and to Tommy Jr., Patrick and their families, God is smiling as He welconnes this wonderful man home.
Lisa Blakeley

David & Jeanene Rogers

February 2, 2019

Tom was a dear and sincere friend., he was a faithful friend. Our sincere love and sympathies to Debbie and the family. John 14: 1-3

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Mike, Jerry, Pat, & Tommy

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Grandpa, Jerry, and Tom

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