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Memorial Oaks Funeral Home & Cemetery

13001 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX

OBITUARY

Thomas Gayle Mabray

July 18, 1931January 7, 2020

Thomas G. Mabray went to be with the Lord on January 7th, 2020. Born on July 18, 1931 in Waco, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents Tom C. and Jean Mabray and sister Shirley Abel.

He graduated from Texas A&M University with a BS Degree in Industrial Engineering, where he served as a member of The Ross Volunteers and as a Senior Class Officer for his class of 1952. After receiving his commission from Texas A&M, Mr. Mabray was ordered to Korea and served as a Platoon Leader in the 40th and 25th Infantry Divisions until his Honorable Discharge as a 1st Lieutenant.

Upon his return to Texas, he entered the Commercial Real Estate business in Houston, specializing in Industrial Real Estate, and was subsequently elected to the positon of Chairman for The Houston Association of Realtors. Although Tom was a Certified Scuba Diver, his real passion was flying and he held Multi-Engine and Instrument Ratings. He also loved the outdoors, including the water and hiking and steaks on the grill. Tom was a member of Second Baptist Church, Houston Tx., his spiritual home.

Tom is survived by his sons Mark, Mel and Matt, daughter Dawn, brothers Don and Gary Mabray, daughters-in-law Elaine and Jennifer and sister-in-law Barbara. His grandchildren include Jackson, Daniel, Grace & Korina Mabray.

A celebration of Thomas's life will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Kingsland Baptist Church, 20555 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, TX.

Private interment for the family will be at Houston National Cemetery 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr .

In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions may be directed to The Salvation Army, 1500 Austin St., Houston, Tx. 77002.

Services

31 January

Visitation with Family and Friends

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Memorial Oaks Funeral Home

13001 Katy Fwy
Houston, TX 77079

1 February

Celebration of Life

11:00 am

Kingsland Baptist Church

20555 Kingsland Blvd.
Katy, TX

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Brad Isaacs

January 27, 2020

I got to know Tom in the 70s when hanging out with Mark. I was impressed by how he treated even the scruffiest long-haired teenager (that was us, mark!) with a gentle respect. He sure loved and adored his kids. Such a good man.

Lisa Williford Estevez

January 27, 2020

My father (Donald F. Williford) met Tom Mabry at A&M and the were fast friends for life. I believe that Daddy met my mother through Tom. He spoke so highly of Tom and loved him dearly. Daddy died Oct 31, 2017, mom (Teresa Williford) followed 7 mos later.

We are so sorry for your loss, but aren't we all lucky to have had such wonderful people to guide our us through life?

Prayers to the family. Tom and Daddy are together again - I like the thought of that.

Lisa Williford Estevez

Janet Friend Murphy

January 26, 2020

Dear Mark, Mel and Matt: Roy and I are so sorry to hear about the passing of your Father. We have not seen you in several years but we care. Please know that we are praying for your entire family and will continue to do so.

elaine mabray

January 15, 2020

To my father-in law : I miss you already. You were a great father in law to me. You were also a great father to my husband. You will be in heaven with my Lucy. it is hard to believe you are gone!

Love, Elaine

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY