Thomas Leigh Harkey

November 11, 1938December 5, 2018

Thomas Leigh Harkey, age 80, of Mertzon, died Wednesday in the Community Hospital in San Angelo.

He was born November 11, 1938 in San Angelo, the son of John Murray Harkey and Grace Burns Harkey. He lived most of his life in Mertzon working in West Texas in the oilfields and later in road construction for the Texas Department of Transportation. He loved to play musical instruments and was able to play several. He loved music and dancing as well as hunting and fishing. He was a person always with a smile and one who enjoyed life.

He is survived by two sons, J. W. “Jimmy” Harkey and wife Becky of Mertzon and Billy Harkey of Odessa, a daughter, Lesa McCluskey and husband Patrick of Kauai, Hawaii, a brother, Wallace “Wally” Harkey and wife Jan of San Angelo. Also surviving are fifteen grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Frances Harkey. He also had a half-brother, Leroy Hodges.

Graveside funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 am in the Sherwood Cemetery near Mertzon with visitation held Friday from 5 until 7 PM at Johnson’s Funeral Home.


  • Visitation Friday, December 7, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, December 8, 2018

Thomas Leigh Harkey

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