March 12, 1929 - September 20, 2013
The family of Thomas Oran West, Jr, will be receiving friends during the visitation from 3:00-5:00 P.M., on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at ARIA Memorial Chapel. A Graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, September 23, 2013 at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens 1413 S. Irving Blvd, Irving, Texas 75060.
Thomas Oran West, Jr. was born on March 12, 1929 in Mexia, Texas to the late Thomas Oran and Lola Lancaster West. He passed in the Lord’s arms peacefully on September 20, 2013. Mr. West served our country as an Aviation Electronic Technician in the United States Navy where he was one of the first naval personal to ever work with radar. Electronics is what Tom stayed involved with throughout his career. Tom was the first TV Repairman for RCA in the Dallas area and was honored by NASA on the 1970’s for his electronics testing for shuttles and spacecraft. Tom loved to travel and most of all camping. After retirement, he and his wife, Sylvia loved to travel in their RV visiting many different campgrounds and parks.
He is preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Lorene Attebury and his beloved wife of over 51 years, Sylvia Baker West in 2001. He is survived by his adoring children, Thomas O. West III and wife, Allyson Dean of Carrollton, Texas; Donna Hugman and husband, Kerry of The Colony, Texas; Bridget Allen and husband Philip of Carrollton, Texas and Arlette Seegers and husband Scott of Austin, Texas; 12 grandchildren, Timothy West , Melissa Johnston, Amy West, Teri West, Kenneth Hugman, Kim Wallace, Sarah Branch, Dustin Allen, Paul Seegers, Holly Seegers, Lara Seegers, amd Mark Seegers; 12 great grandchildren and one on the way.
Thomas was a man of great faith, trusting servant of God and was a member of Belt Line Road Church of Christ. He was loved and will be greatly missed.
Arrangements are under the direction of ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home 19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252, 214-306-6700.