March 22, 1932 - October 27, 2013
Mouton, Thomas Schley (Tom) of Garland, Texas passed away peacefully on October 27, 2013, with his family by his side.
Tom was born in Beaumont, Texas on March 22, 1932 to Joseph William Mouton Jr. and Jewel Schley Mouton. He was the middle of 5 children, born after Joe Edwin and Eugenia (Genie) Mouton Coffin, and before Kate (Katie) Mouton Tompkins and James Brooks (Jim).
He proudly served in the US Navy from 1954 – 1956 where he held several different positions, including Courier. These positions provided him with many interesting stories to tell his family and friends over the years. After his discharge from the Navy, he returned home and married Macil Joanne Spillar Mouton on January 28, 1956.
Tom returned to college and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering. Over the course of his life, he held numerous jobs, moving with his family to Midland, Texas to work for Mobil Oil, then to Tulsa, Ok also with Mobile, then to San Antonio where he worked for the Texas Hospital Association, and eventually retiring from his longtime position as the head of the department of Industrial Engineering at Baylor University Medical Center (Dallas) in 1993.
Tom enjoyed inventing and building things his whole life, from furniture, toys, and vehicles for his kids and grandkids, to all kinds of handy things that can be found throughout the Mouton household. His biggest project was building the family “cabin in the woods” in Commerce from the ground up, with son David at his side. Tom also enjoyed hours on the golf course with his golf buddies, and of course the rivalry of the annual sibling golf tournament. He spent a lot of time at home with his beloved granddaughters, and also made several trips along with his wife Joanne, to California to spend time with his grandsons there.
He leaves behind his wife of 57 years, Joanne Mouton, daughter Debi Aiello and husband Tony, son David Mouton and wife Dhana, and 5 grandchildren: Joey, John & Tom Aiello, and Sydney & Morgan Mouton. He is survived by his sisters Genie Coffin & Katie Tompkins, and brother Jim Mouton. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Jewel Mouton, and brother Joe Mouton.Arrangements are under the direction of: ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home 10116 E. NW Highway Dallas, Texas 75238 214.340.8008