March 25, 1950 – September 23, 2020
Tommy Wayne McBroom was born on March 25, 1950, in Electra, Texas, to Jack McBroom and Rilla Bates McBroom. He left this earth on September 23, 2020, passing peacefully in his sleep at home. Tommy graduated from Midland High and then joined the United States Marine Corp where he proudly served from 1969 to 1972. During his service he earned two Good Conduct Medals, Rifle Sharpshooter Badge, Pistol Sharpshooter Badge, National Defense Service Medal and a Meritorious Unit Citation. After leaving the Marines, Tommy began his career with Texas Pipeline Company where he worked for 27 years, and made lifelong friends. Tommy married the love of his life, Cathy Corlett McBroom on May 19, 1974. They lived in Midland for a short time and then settled in Wichita Falls. After retiring from Texas Pipeline, Tommy owned and operated Falls Home Inspections for over 10 years. Tommy’s grandchildren and great grandchildren were his world. He loved to take them on camping trips, fishing trips and anywhere they wanted to go. They loved sitting in Papy’s lap. His best friend was his brother Mike, who he talked to everyday. Anyone that knew Tommy knew exactly where he stood on any subject matter. He was everything you expected a Texan to be: a Dallas Cowboy fan, an avid huntsman and fisherman, a die-hard Republican and a staunch believer in the right to bear arms. Tommy was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Rilla McBroom and a sister, Rita McBroom Roan, all of Midland. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Cathy Corlett McBroom, two daughters, Shelley Welch and husband Dale, and Connie Kent and husband Clark, all of Wichita Falls, two grandchildren Lindsey Russell and Dylan Standridge, both of Wichita Falls, two great grandchildren Khloe Russell Gonzales and Hudson Standridge, both of Wichita Falls, a brother Michael McBroom and wife Gina of Midlothian, Texas, a sister, Lou Ann Potter and husband Keith, of Mill Creek, Utah, several nieces, nephews and one great niece. For those that desire to make donations in lieu of flowers, the family requests them to be made to the Boys and Girls Club. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.hamptonvaughancrestview.com. A Memorial Service is scheduled on Wednesday, September 30 at 2:00 PM at Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home Chapel.
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
October 2, 2020
So very sad to hear of Tommy’s passing. Although haven’t see him for a long time we still exchanged E-Mails almost daily. I will miss him very much as I always enjoyed his company and love for his older sister, my late wife Rita Kay. My condolences to all his family. I would have attended but being so far away and being needed for Christy’s hospitalization. May he Rest In Peace. God Bless.
September 29, 2020
I am sending my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. I’m so sorry I can’t be there for you, but know that I am in mind and heart. Tommy was one of my favorite guys for a long time. I wish we could have seen more of each other.
Barbara and Ed Eckert
September 29, 2020
Ed and I will always remember fondly our fun times spent with Tommy and Kathy at the OKC horse races, Red River Hospital functions, the midnight Rocky Horror Picture Show...rest in peace old friend, you will be missed by many.
September 28, 2020
I am going to miss you brother. I will treasure all of the memories of our adventures. Following seas and fair winds my friend.
September 28, 2020
I’m so sorry to hear of Tommy’s passing. I have stayed in touch with Jane about everything you two have been through.
We had some really fun times before I lost Dave. I wish we had more of those years ahead of us. Take care of yourself and know you are loved and in my prayers.
September 26, 2020
Dad (Larry Roan) and I are so sorry to hear of Tommy’s passing. I so wish we could be there but I am currently waiting at home due to Corona and the hospital being full, on a call for a bed to be available to be admitted at any minute to Duke University hospital for testing and treatment of severe migraines for the last 19 days straight. I am thinking of you all and sending prayers. Thoughtfully, Christy Peterson