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Celebrating the life of
Thomas Chick
January 01, 1957 - December 26, 2014
Fun-loving father & Music man
Services under the direction of:
Bradshaw Carter
(713) 521-0066
  • Private Service
  • Greenville, TX - Sunday, January 11, 2015
  • Celebration of Life
  • Galveston, TX 12:00pm - Saturday, January 17, 2015

I just heard of Tom's passing and want to send our condolences to Tom's daughter Laurel and the rest of his family. Tom was a long time friend, all the way back to Jr. High school, we shared a home in Dallas, TX. in the early 80's. Tom was a loyal and trusted friend, and was more my brother to me. We shared a lot of good times, had a great sense of humor and loved good Jazz music. Until we meet again Bro!

Jeff and Robin Bowden, Harrison, AR

Sad learn that Tom has passed. My condolence to family and friends.

Daniel Kerr, Austin, TX

I very much regret this huge loss and feeling the pain his family are going through, I want to share the hope that very soon "will be a resurrection from God", as the Bible tells us in Acts 24:15. Courage and strength to all your family at this painful time. www.JW.org

Gerardo, Kissimmee, FL

Tom was a unique and good friend. I loved his sense of humor. We also shared a love of music. We had many good conversations, about serious things or some obscure trivia, Tom made them interesting. My condolences to the family.

Steve Martin, Greenville, texas

Laurel, Barbara and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time, we will sure enough all miss Tom. Tom always had a way of sharing life's ebb and flow with you with his unique style! Always made me grin!

Al Wheeler, Greenville, Tx.

Laurel, I'm so sad and so sorry to hear about your loss. You're in my heart and prayers. I miss you. XOXO

Gery Jarrell, Houston, TX

A man in love with his family, a man of music and a man of the trades. Still miss him when I walk through the plant here at work. I use to walk over and talk with him at his brake time. Lots of history with our families and like all of us we all struggle to hang on sometimes as we move through life. People all around Greenville still ask about him and you. The music friends he had that I know all say he was a great base player. The same goes for our mutual friends in the electrical trade. Not only am I sorry for his passing but for the emptiness pain and hurt I know you have. He loved you with every ounce of his being as you know and I believe the words of Jackson Brown that you have shared are great words from a Dad as you ponder the lyrics and think them through. I know Tommy would say take a deep breath and live life as only you Laurel can. I will continue to pray for you daily as I have for years. You WILL see him again and the next time you see him it will be with Debra and Taylor. This is what Christ referred to when he said "I came that you may have life and life more abundant" He wasn't only referring to life here on the planet. Love you much, pray for you daily Your friend, uncle and eternal brother in Christ, Ricky Everhart

Ricky Everhart, Greenville, TX

I'm so sorry for your loss. Praying for strength and peace through the grief

Angie Kelly, ,

Laurel, I am so shocked and heartbroken to hear about Tom. He is with Debbie and Taylor for sure. You are in my prayers.

Michelle Goen Youtz, Greenville, TX

Laurel, Randy and I always loved Tom's visits when he came to Greenville. Your dad and Randy are getting to visit together in heaven now. What a wonderful, loving man! You'll miss those hugs! Loving you, Maggie

Maggie Morrison, Greenville, Tx

Laurel, You and your family are in my prayers. As you know your father and I go way back and shared a great friendship from the very beginning. He was without a doubt very proud of you and loved you tremendously. Subsequent to his move to Houston and our discussions about his new job, which wouldn't have happened without you, it had been long time since he had been so happy. Being close to you was the largest variable in that equation. I will miss him dearly but I am so thankful that he was part of my life. Remember it isn't "Goodbye", it's "I'll See You Later".

Gary Sample, Ponder, Texas

I got to spend time with Tom over the last two years and was always impressed with how smart he was. We talked about technical stuff, life stuff, and how important it is to "keep on keeping on." Once I went to see him he was working on some Christian material in a workbook someone had recommended for him. I really respected that and the way he took such good care of Oliver. I will miss him.

Noel Quinn, Fort Worth, TX

Our hearts are heavy for your loss. To have had the honor of knowing Tom is a blessing. What a wonderful daughter you were to love, honor and care for him. We cherish the wonderful stories you shared about your time with him. And he cooked delicious hamburgers! I will never forget our circle holding hands and Tom saying a heartfelt dinner prayer. Love, Leigh and Phil Sr.

Phil and Leigh Williams, Houston, Tx

Sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Worked with Tom at L-3 for a while. Loved talking kids, motorcycles, guitars, and things in general with him. We shared a love for guitars and rock 'n roll. Prayers for his daughter and family.

Charley Smith, Greenville, TX

Sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Worked with Tom at L-3 for a while. Loved talking kids, motorcycles, guitars, and things in general with him. We shared a love for guitars and rock 'n roll. Prayers for his daughter and family.

Charley Smith, Greenville, TX

It is the hardest thing to say goodbye. Always treasure and hold in your heart, the good memories. There will be a grand reunion one day. My condolences to all of the family and friends.

Judith Fuselier-Phillips, wills point, tx.

Our heart felt condolences and prayers to you and your family for your loss. God Bless you all.

Brad and Judy Miller, Frisco, Tx

Karen I want to come to your memoriI'll service in Galveston. Sorry I can't me there for the Greenville service. Peace be with you.

Tommy Lester, Fairview, Tx

Laurel, I'm so sorry for your loss. I pray that God will give you comfort and you will find peace in Him.

Jenny Folger, Pearland , Tx

I have many wonderful memories of your dad. What a funny, sweet, loving guy! He had the most amazing ability to make ordinary moments fun and special! You are in my prayers.

Laurie (Pop) Harvey-Wolter, Sanger, Tx

He sounds like a really amazing guy, Laurel. Which is no big surprise having known you for the past few months. Love that he was met with open arms by your mom and sister. Thanks for sharing a little piece of his life with us.

Henry, Houston, TX

Laurel, I went to school with your Dad in the 70's. We ran with the same group of people but I cannot say I knew him well. One thing that stands out in my memory was his kindness towards me during a difficult time in my life when many others were unkind. He is a genuinely kind soul. I will always be grateful.

Kathy Thompson Quish, Richardson, TX

Hi Laurel, You and your family have been in our prayers and thoughts. May this be a time of remembrance and celebration of your Dad. Debbie and Jerry Hurd

Jerry and Debbie Hurd, McKinney, Tx

Laurel, I am so sorry to have just heard about your father. I can still remember him to this day, and His way of being able to make me laugh without even knowing he was doing it. His Love for His dogs, Stevie Ray, and of course You and Babar was like no other! The world will miss him and I will be praying for you and the Family. Stay strong my friend. -Steven Stone

Steven Stone, Royce City, Tx

Laurel, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. He must have been so proud of you. I'll be praying for you! Lisa Hosges

Lisa Hodges, Houston, Tx

Hi Laurel, It has been several years since I have seen you and your dad so I understand if you don't remember me. Your dad was a very special guy and I have many wonderful memories of him both when we were kids and later as an adult when he came out to visit. Your words are very touching and show a mature young woman who was blessed with a deep relationship with her father. I am glad you have those memories to hold onto. You continue to be in my prayers. Your cousin, Rona

Rona Compton , Los Angeles, CA

We will never forget Tom's love for friends and family, his contagious laugh, or sense of humor. We share in your pain and cherish his memory.

Robert and Shelley Fitzgerald, Desoto, Tx

I shared a great deal of life, love, laughter and valleys with my Broinlaw.I will miss his texts and calls fron him, as we often prayed with eachother for guidence, and just life in general. Loved him, we had a special kind of friendship.I love you Laurel Chick.

Freddy Gonzalez, Wills Point , Tex

Tom Chick passed in peace with a full heart Friday, December 26, 2014. His legacy lives on through me, his daughter Laurel, his favorite 4 legged walking buddy, Oliver, his loving mother, Barbara Barker, and two sisters, Karen Gonzalez and Chris Hilton. My mother, Debra, younger sister, Taylor, and his father, Thomas, greeted him with open arms.

My dad was living and working in Houston and spent his free time searching for the best burgers in town with me, exploring the city on foot with Oliver, taking guitar lessons and listening to his favorite albums with the windows open.

I am so happy that I was able to spend the last 6 months in the same city with my dad and great friend strengthening the unbreakable bond that we share. I will miss his mustache, his quirky sense of humor, his text messages first thing in the morning, his advice and encouraging words, his gregarious personality and mostly his uninhibited hugs.

If Tom could leave us with any words or thoughts, I know it would be through lyrics. In the words of Jackson Browne and in the spirit of my father:
Keep a fire burning in your eye
Pay attention to the open sky
You never know what will be coming down…
Just do the steps that you've been shown
By everyone you've ever known
Until the dance becomes your very own.

Join me in honoring Tom by celebrating his life with a beachside birthday celebration (born January 27) full of his favorite things January 17th in Galveston, Texas at 12:00pm. Please email L.Chick@mac.com to RSVP or with questions.

His ashes will be spread in the Galveston Bay, in Fredericksburg, TX and in Greenville, TX (January 11). 



Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be sent to:
www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/tom-chick-memorial-fund/284908

Details on Tom's celebration will be added to this page as they become available.

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I just heard of Tom's passing and want to send our condolences to Tom's daughter Laurel and the rest of his family. Tom was a long time friend, all the way back to Jr. High school, we shared a home in Dallas, TX. in the early 80's. Tom was a loyal and trusted friend, and was more my brother to me. We shared a lot of good times, had a great sense of humor and loved good Jazz music. Until we meet again Bro!

Jeff and Robin Bowden, Harrison, AR

Sad learn that Tom has passed. My condolence to family and friends.

Daniel Kerr, Austin, TX

Candle tribute lit by Daniel Kerr — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Robbie Robinson — Texas

Candle tribute lit by lauren thomas — Texas

I very much regret this huge loss and feeling the pain his family are going through, I want to share the hope that very soon "will be a resurrection from God", as the Bible tells us in Acts 24:15. Courage and strength to all your family at this painful time. www.JW.org

Gerardo, Kissimmee, FL

Candle tribute lit by Peter and Krista Bennett — Texas

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Candle tribute lit by Suzanne Bennett — Texas

Candle tribute lit by David Omo — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Alvin Reynolds — Texas

Tom was a unique and good friend. I loved his sense of humor. We also shared a love of music. We had many good conversations, about serious things or some obscure trivia, Tom made them interesting. My condolences to the family.

Steve Martin, Greenville, texas

Laurel, Barbara and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time, we will sure enough all miss Tom. Tom always had a way of sharing life's ebb and flow with you with his unique style! Always made me grin!

Al Wheeler, Greenville, Tx.

Laurel, I'm so sad and so sorry to hear about your loss. You're in my heart and prayers. I miss you. XOXO

Gery Jarrell, Houston, TX

Candle tribute lit by Mark and Pam Mitchell — Texas

A man in love with his family, a man of music and a man of the trades. Still miss him when I walk through the plant here at work. I use to walk over and talk with him at his brake time. Lots of history with our families and like all of us we all struggle to hang on sometimes as we move through life. People all around Greenville still ask about him and you. The music friends he had that I know all say he was a great base player. The same goes for our mutual friends in the electrical trade. Not only am I sorry for his passing but for the emptiness pain and hurt I know you have. He loved you with every ounce of his being as you know and I believe the words of Jackson Brown that you have shared are great words from a Dad as you ponder the lyrics and think them through. I know Tommy would say take a deep breath and live life as only you Laurel can. I will continue to pray for you daily as I have for years. You WILL see him again and the next time you see him it will be with Debra and Taylor. This is what Christ referred to when he said "I came that you may have life and life more abundant" He wasn't only referring to life here on the planet. Love you much, pray for you daily Your friend, uncle and eternal brother in Christ, Ricky Everhart

Ricky Everhart, Greenville, TX

Candle tribute lit by Angie Kelly — Texas

I'm so sorry for your loss. Praying for strength and peace through the grief

Angie Kelly, ,

Laurel, I am so shocked and heartbroken to hear about Tom. He is with Debbie and Taylor for sure. You are in my prayers.

Michelle Goen Youtz, Greenville, TX

Candle tribute lit by Linda Payne — Texas

Laurel, Randy and I always loved Tom's visits when he came to Greenville. Your dad and Randy are getting to visit together in heaven now. What a wonderful, loving man! You'll miss those hugs! Loving you, Maggie

Maggie Morrison, Greenville, Tx

Candle tribute lit by Maggie Morrison — Texas

Laurel, You and your family are in my prayers. As you know your father and I go way back and shared a great friendship from the very beginning. He was without a doubt very proud of you and loved you tremendously. Subsequent to his move to Houston and our discussions about his new job, which wouldn't have happened without you, it had been long time since he had been so happy. Being close to you was the largest variable in that equation. I will miss him dearly but I am so thankful that he was part of my life. Remember it isn't "Goodbye", it's "I'll See You Later".

Gary Sample, Ponder, Texas

I got to spend time with Tom over the last two years and was always impressed with how smart he was. We talked about technical stuff, life stuff, and how important it is to "keep on keeping on." Once I went to see him he was working on some Christian material in a workbook someone had recommended for him. I really respected that and the way he took such good care of Oliver. I will miss him.

Noel Quinn, Fort Worth, TX

Candle tribute lit by Peggy Compton-Quinn — Texas

Our hearts are heavy for your loss. To have had the honor of knowing Tom is a blessing. What a wonderful daughter you were to love, honor and care for him. We cherish the wonderful stories you shared about your time with him. And he cooked delicious hamburgers! I will never forget our circle holding hands and Tom saying a heartfelt dinner prayer. Love, Leigh and Phil Sr.

Phil and Leigh Williams, Houston, Tx

Sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Worked with Tom at L-3 for a while. Loved talking kids, motorcycles, guitars, and things in general with him. We shared a love for guitars and rock 'n roll. Prayers for his daughter and family.

Charley Smith, Greenville, TX

Sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Worked with Tom at L-3 for a while. Loved talking kids, motorcycles, guitars, and things in general with him. We shared a love for guitars and rock 'n roll. Prayers for his daughter and family.

Charley Smith, Greenville, TX

Candle tribute lit by Tracy Ruff — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Roxanna Jordan — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Barbara Hough — Missouri

Candle tribute lit by christine chick hilton — Texas

It is the hardest thing to say goodbye. Always treasure and hold in your heart, the good memories. There will be a grand reunion one day. My condolences to all of the family and friends.

Judith Fuselier-Phillips, wills point, tx.

Candle tribute lit by Patricia Omo — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Shannon Balentine — Texas

Our heart felt condolences and prayers to you and your family for your loss. God Bless you all.

Brad and Judy Miller, Frisco, Tx

Karen I want to come to your memoriI'll service in Galveston. Sorry I can't me there for the Greenville service. Peace be with you.

Tommy Lester, Fairview, Tx

Candle tribute lit by Kelli Selbst — Texas

Laurel, I'm so sorry for your loss. I pray that God will give you comfort and you will find peace in Him.

Jenny Folger, Pearland , Tx

I have many wonderful memories of your dad. What a funny, sweet, loving guy! He had the most amazing ability to make ordinary moments fun and special! You are in my prayers.

Laurie (Pop) Harvey-Wolter, Sanger, Tx

Candle tribute lit by Jordan Everhart — Texas

Candle tribute lit by FreddyGonzalez — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Phil Williams Sr. — Texas

He sounds like a really amazing guy, Laurel. Which is no big surprise having known you for the past few months. Love that he was met with open arms by your mom and sister. Thanks for sharing a little piece of his life with us.

Henry, Houston, TX

Candle tribute lit by Ernie and Karen Feigl — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Richard & Kathy Manuel — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Sandy Hesseltine Johnson — Oklahoma

Laurel, I went to school with your Dad in the 70's. We ran with the same group of people but I cannot say I knew him well. One thing that stands out in my memory was his kindness towards me during a difficult time in my life when many others were unkind. He is a genuinely kind soul. I will always be grateful.

Kathy Thompson Quish, Richardson, TX

Hi Laurel, You and your family have been in our prayers and thoughts. May this be a time of remembrance and celebration of your Dad. Debbie and Jerry Hurd

Jerry and Debbie Hurd, McKinney, Tx

Laurel, I am so sorry to have just heard about your father. I can still remember him to this day, and His way of being able to make me laugh without even knowing he was doing it. His Love for His dogs, Stevie Ray, and of course You and Babar was like no other! The world will miss him and I will be praying for you and the Family. Stay strong my friend. -Steven Stone

Steven Stone, Royce City, Tx

Laurel, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. He must have been so proud of you. I'll be praying for you! Lisa Hosges

Lisa Hodges, Houston, Tx

Hi Laurel, It has been several years since I have seen you and your dad so I understand if you don't remember me. Your dad was a very special guy and I have many wonderful memories of him both when we were kids and later as an adult when he came out to visit. Your words are very touching and show a mature young woman who was blessed with a deep relationship with her father. I am glad you have those memories to hold onto. You continue to be in my prayers. Your cousin, Rona

Rona Compton , Los Angeles, CA

We will never forget Tom's love for friends and family, his contagious laugh, or sense of humor. We share in your pain and cherish his memory.

Robert and Shelley Fitzgerald, Desoto, Tx

I shared a great deal of life, love, laughter and valleys with my Broinlaw.I will miss his texts and calls fron him, as we often prayed with eachother for guidence, and just life in general. Loved him, we had a special kind of friendship.I love you Laurel Chick.

Freddy Gonzalez, Wills Point , Tex


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