Thomas Dent Crutcher
July 12, 1932 – September 5, 2018
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather, Thomas Dent Crutcher. Tom was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma on July 12, 1932 to Welborn B. Crutcher and Hazel Dent Crutcher. He grew up in Rolla, Missouri and graduated from Rolla High School in 1950. Tom earned a BS Degree in Mining Geology from Missouri School of Mines in 1954 where he was a member of the golf team and Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He then went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Geology from the University of Texas in 1956. Tom served two years in the US Army before beginning his 33 year distinguished career as a geologist at Mobil Oil. His career with Mobil allowed him to travel the world and work oversees in Argentina & Libya, as well as work in New Orleans, Dallas, Corpus Christi and Houston. During his years at Mobil Tom developed numerous, close friendships which he nurtured throughout the remainder of his life. After retiring from Mobil in 1990, Tom married the love of his life Judith Elizabeth Arnold. They were married for 21 years until Judi’s death in 2011. Tom passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on September 5, 2018 after a short battle with cancer.
Tom was preceded in death by his mother, father, wife, grandson Jason Williams, and cousin Sue Tubbesing. Tom is survived by daughter, Jana Williams of Kingwood; son, Jeff Williams and wife Lori of Manvel; caretaker & friend, Tori McGee of Kingwood; grandchildren, Ryan Williams of Kingwood, Ashleigh Williams of Kingwood, Trevor Williams and wife Stephanie of Kingwood and their mother DeRinda Bass Williams of Kingwood, Braeden Williams and Kailyn McIlhone of Manvel; great grandchildren, Alyvia and Londyn Williams, Jason and Reece Williams and their mother Amanda Williams, Haidynn Williams and Hudson Williams; sister-in-laws, June Arnold of Groves, Gwen Rozelle and husband Terry of Port Neches; nephew Chad Rozelle of The Woodlands; niece Leigh Rozelle of Houston; cousins, Mary Ellen & James Lewis, John and Joyce Ann Goodwin, Mike Lewis, Tom Lewis, Brian Lewis & Tim Lewis of Missouri and his beloved cats.
Pallbearers are Ryan Williams, Trevor Williams, Terry Rozelle, Chad Rozelle, Dave Kluborg & Bob King.
Tom was an avid and loyal St. Louis Cardinal Fan, crossword puzzle and golf enthusiast. He was truly one of a kind. He was caring, compassionate, witty & intelligent. Tom was a remarkable man who touched the lives of everyone who had the privilege of meeting him. He was the perfect gentleman and he will be sorely missed by all.
A visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Monday, September 10, 2018 at Kingwood Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, September 10, 2018 at Kingwood Funeral Home. The services will be officiated by Charles Miller of First Baptist Church of Groves, Texas. Interment will follow at Rosewood Cemetery in Porter.
The family would like to recognize the exceptional medical care and compassion given by the staff of Right At Home.
Donations can be made in memory of Tom Crutcher to MD Anderson Cancer Foundation or Houston Humane Society.
- Visitation Monday, September 10, 2018
- Funeral Service Monday, September 10, 2018
- Graveside Service Monday, September 10, 2018
Thomas Dent Crutcher
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September 7, 2018
Angels live among us. Sometimes they hide their wings, but there is no disguising the Peace and Hope they bring.
Tom Crutcher you will forever live in our hearts. You and your beautiful, beloved Judy were so much more than friends. Your kindness, compassion, love of family and your caring for animals was such an inspiration.
We will cherish the times we spent with you, sharing a meal, watching a ballgame, discussing politics, world events and most importantly family. We will most certainly miss having you next door. The neighborhood will not be same without you dear friend.
With love and respect, Bob and Rita