OBITUARY

Thomas Lee Gilchrist

November 30, 1927September 20, 2022
Obituary of Thomas Lee Gilchrist
Thomas Lee Gilchrist, 94, Grand Prairie, passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2022. He was born in Houston, Texas on November 30, 1927. Tom graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in Houston. He received a Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Houston, and a Master's of Science and Engineering Administration from Southern Methodist University. Tom served in the US Army for two years and achieved the rank of Sergeant. He was part of the Japanese occupation troops and participated in rebuilding Japan after World War II. He married Ann Rosencrantz on June 22, 1951, but after 36 years of marriage, Ann passed away in 1987. Tom married the lovely Diane Sullins in 1998. Tom worked in the aerospace industry for Chance Vought, Vought Aircraft, LTV, and retired from Lockheed Martin after a total of 50 years. He was the project manager for manufacturing the leading wing edges and the nose cones for the NASA space shuttles, and manufacturing th the radiator panels for the international space station. Thomas survived by his brother, William Gilchrist, and children Phyllis Borton and Robert Gilchrist. He had five grandchildren Amy Robison, Heather Bruderer, Jared Borton, Joshua Borton, Anna Butler, and 11 great grandchildren. Visitation for Thomas will be held Monday, October 3, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2010 S. Carrier Parkway, Grand Prairie, TX 75051. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 AM. A reception will take place Monday, October 3, 2022 at 12:00 PM at the Church. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.grandprairiefh.com for the Gilchrist family. Thomas' favorite scripture was John 14:1-3 (KJV) 1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

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Services

Monday, October 03, 2022

Visitation

10:00 am - 10:45 am

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Monday, October 03, 2022

Funeral Service

11:00 am

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Monday, October 03, 2022

Reception

12:00 pm

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints