Tom Fread Rountree

November 5, 1925March 17, 2014
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Tom Fread Rountree, age 88, passed away March 17, 2014.

He was born November 5, 1925 in Dawson, Texas. He served in the 390th Bomb Group of the Army Air Corp in WWII as a tail gunner in a B-17. Tom was a longtime resident of Big Spring, Texas where he worked for Texas Electric until retirement. He enjoyed farming and ranching in Big Spring, and enjoyed working in his pecan orchard. He moved to Eddy in 2004 and took great enjoyment from time spent with his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Tom is survived by his wife, Jean Rountree of Eddy, by two sons, Terry Rountree and his wife Patti, of Carrollton and Danny Rountree and his wife Joanne, of Bastrop, a brother, Joe Rountree, two sisters, Frances Jane York and Nell Kupper, six grandchildren, Josh Rountree, Jeremy Rountree, Tim Rountree, Teri Leianne Ruland, Travis Rountree and Ty Ruland, and seven great-grandchildren Beckett Rountree, Gibson Rountree, Sean Rountree, Avery Rountree, Jayden Ruland, Maddie Rountree, and Dakotah Ruland.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Clarice Rountree in 1990, a brother, Charles Rountree and a grandson, Kyle Rountree.

A visitation will be held Friday, March 21 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Cole Funeral Home, 1113 West Fifth Street, McGregor, Texas. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 22 at 2:00 PM at Moody Church of Christ, 1506 Ave D at Hwy 317, Moody, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Moody Church of Christ.


  • Visitation Friday, March 21, 2014
  • Service of Remembrance Saturday, March 22, 2014

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Micah Beck

March 21, 2014

So sorry to hear of uncle tom's passing. When I would get the opportunity to see him we would have long conversations about the B17. I'm so glad that I was able to take him back to that grass air strip in England that he flew from. Rest in peace Uncle Tom.

Donna Zemanek

March 21, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Barry McGonagill

March 21, 2014

Danny, I am so sorry for your loss! It is hard when you lose a loved one. I pray that God will comfort you and your family during this difficult time. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers! Barry McGonagill

Jeff and Marjorie Alexander

March 21, 2014

Jean and Family, Jeff and I are so sorry about Tom's passing. We always enjoyed your visits and Tom will be missed. Praying for you during this sad time.

Shirley & Karl Umlauf

March 20, 2014

Dear Jean and Family,
Karl and I are so sorry for the loss of Tom. He was such a pleasant, sweet and good man.
Our prayers are with you all.
Shirley and Karl Umlauf

March 20, 2014

So sorry to hear about Tom, he was a good man and I worked for him for many years, prayers for your family, during this time.

Jackie Touchstone

Angie Worley

March 20, 2014

Will miss Uncle Tom terribly. His family in Big Spring loved him very much. Heaven has received a sweet, sweet, fun, life loving man. Our hearts are broken. Love to all of his family from the Worley family, Angie, James, Timothy, Crystal and Bailee