Thomas Gene Flint
February 17, 1942 – November 30, 2018
Thomas Gene Flint passed away on November 30, 2018 in Victoria, Texas at the age of 76.
He is survived by his brother Robert Bruce Flint, Jr. and nephew Eric Flint of Hallettsville; two daughters, Pam Clark (husband, David) of Pflugerville, and Anna Holladay of San Antonio; step-children, Jeff Holst (wife, Jana) of Austin and Karen Tudhope (husband, Ryan) of Montreal, Quebec; nine grandchildren, Flint Brewer, Taylor Brewer both of Austin, Kyle Clark (wife, Michelle) of Tyler and Kendall Clark (wife, Nikki) of Austin, Mary Gower Tislow (husband, Bobby) of Victoria, Max Gower of San Antonio, Brock Holladay of Victoria, Kayla Holst of Austin, and Austin Tudhope of Montreal, Quebec.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Joyce Ammeson Holst Flint of Victoria, his parents Robert Bruce and Aileen Grimsley Flint of Bellaire, nephew Robert Bruce Flint, III and grandson Colin Holst of Austin.
Tom was born in Kansas City, Missouri on February 17, 1942 and grew up in Bellaire, Texas. He graduated from Bellaire High School in 1960, and Sam Houston State University in 1964 with a Bachelors in Business Administration. He worked for Central Power and Light Company (and later American Electric Power) for 35 years, holding titles of Manager in the Rio Grande Valley; District Auditor, Manager of Support Services, and Manager of Materials and Fleet in Victoria; and finally, Manager of Regional Warehouses in Corpus Christi until his early retirement in 2000.
Throughout his professional career he was an active member of organizations that served the community, including the Chamber of Commerce, Boy Scouts of America, Rotary, Lions Club, and Kiwanis. His daughters were especially honored when he would bring them, as his guests to the luncheons.
Tom was a true outdoorsman and enjoyed camping, fishing, and gardening. Many fond family memories were built around these hobbies. Camping was truly camping with his young family...in a tent and cooking on a campfire. Tom and Joyce’s camping became “glamping” with a comfortable recreational vehicle, and then more recently, Tom also camped with his brother Bob, each taking their own RVS and Jeeps to camp and sit outside to watch sporting events and enjoy nature.
Fishing was a regular weekend activity and gardening a daily event. There was always fresh fish and vegetables from the garden for everyone to enjoy. Tom enjoyed gardening with his neighbor, Chester, and would often have conversations over the fence with Chester and wife, Bea. They were kind and generous neighbors.
Tom made many wonderful friends, as well as meeting the love of his life, Joyce, while working at CPL/AEP. Friday night dinner and dominoes were always a fun way to start the weekend and end the workweek.
Tom was a woodworker and photographer, and he was a great handyman and could fix just about anything. He loved attending his children and grandchildren’s’ performances, sporting events and shared his love of everything outdoors with them.
He supported Colin’s Hope, a non-profit organization focused on childhood drowning prevention named in memory of his step-grandson.
A memorial service will be held graveside at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 15th at Austin Memorial Park in Austin, Texas.
Memorial contributions may be made to Colin’s Hope (www.colinshope.org) or mailed to Colin’s Hope, PMB 147, 3267 Bee Cave Rd., Ste 107, Austin, TX 78746-6700.
Friends who may want to send flowers please have flowers delivered directly to Austin Memorial Park on Saturday for the graveside service.
- Robert Bruce Flint, Father
- Aileen Grimsley Flint, Mother
- Joyce Ammeson Holst Flint, Wife
- Robert Bruce Flint Jr., Brother
- Eric Flint, Nephew
- Pam Clark (David), Daughter
- Anna Holladay, Daughter
- Jeff Holst (Jana), Step-son
- Karen Tudhope (Ryan), Step-daughter
- Flint Brewer, Grandchild
- Taylor Brewer, Grandchild
- Kyle Clark (Michelle), Grandchild
- Kendall Clark (Nikki), Grandchild
- Mary Gower Tislow (Bobby), Grandchild
- Max Gower, Grandchild
- Brock Holladay, Grandchild
- Kayla Holst, Grandchild
- Austin Tudhope, Grandchild
- Robert Bruce Flint III, Nephew
- Colin Holst, Grandson
- Colin's Hope
Flowers may be delivered to
Austin Memorial Park on Saturday morning.,
- Graveside Memorial Service Saturday, December 15, 2018
Thomas Gene Flint
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December 12, 2018
My condolences to all of Tom's Family and friends. He was a very special person and will be missed by us all. I first met Tom back in the early 80's when I started working for CP&L in Victoria. Through working together and countless company functions through the years, Tom grew to be a good friend. I have many fond memories of fishing down at POC and hanging out at Tom's fishing cabin watching a sunset or enjoying a cold beer. Sometimes we even caught some fish.
We will miss you old firend....rest in peace.
December 12, 2018
My sincere sympathy to the family of Tom Flint. May you find comfort in all the good memories you have of him. These memories keep our loved ones close forever. Tom was my supervisor for many years at CPL/AEP. He was one of the most fair supervisors I ever had. Tom was always kind yet he could be firm. He tried to keep the mood on the light side most of the time. I have a great deal of respect for him. He will be truly missed by all. May God grant you comfort through your time of grief. Sincerely, Margie Sims
December 11, 2018
Tom was a grade school and high school buddy. There were about seven of us and we knocked around southwest Houston in the 1950s with hapless abandon, and Tom was the best among us. Funny, irreverent, a quick intelligence that he frequently hid, whenever life’s load got too heavy Tom stepped in to lighten it. He made no show of himself and he never demanded center stage. He let us have the light but he always was there, backing us up. He once literally carried one of our bleeding members on his back, out of a canyon and drove him to a hospital. We never knew that story until decades later. That was pure Tom. What he later became, with his full and impressive life, was there from the beginning. So it is with grief and gratitude that we remember him: Tom Flint, husband, father, grandfather, and our best friend.
December 7, 2018
Tom was my back-yard neighbor, and was one of the best neighbors I've ever had. He and I had similar models of motor home campers, and shared many stories of camping trips, camper problems, and tips on camper maintenance and repairs. I will miss Tom, and his dog Queenie who used to come to our adjoining fence almost daily for rubbing and petting from me. My heartfelt condolences to his brother Bob (who I met just once) and all family members and friends.
If I can do anything with respect to the house or property, even just keeping an eye on it and reporting any irregularities, please let me know. I have a listed phone number.
December 6, 2018
I met Thomas otherwise known as Tom about 10 years ago. His brother Robert (Bob) lives across the road from us. Tom was a wonderful person. He will be missed by all who new him. He has earned his Angel Wing's. May God Bless the family at this time of sorrow.