Tommy Peden

Tommy Price Peden

Wednesday, May 8th, 1940 - Monday, January 7th, 2019
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Obituary

A memorial service celebrating the life of Tommy Price Peden, Jr., 78, of Cleburne, Texas will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the United Presbyterian Church in Cleburne.
There is no prior visitation scheduled.
Tommy Peden passed away Monday, January 7, 2019 in Cleburne. He was born in Henrietta, Texas on May 8, 1940, the son of Ella (Tims) and Tommie Price Peden, Sr.
Tommy married Joyce McGee on January 9, 1962 in Eastland, Texas. He was a retired Controller in several professional industries.
Tommy and Joyce raised their children in Cleburne then moved to Arlington, where they spent many years enjoying their grandchildren and volunteering at Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Tommy was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Peden of Cleburne; daughters, Kim Peden Garrett and husband, Ralph, of Joshua, Texas and Kristy Peden Mann and husband, Larry, of McKinney, Texas; brothers, Larry Peden and wife, Evelyn, of Cleburne and Lanny Peden and wife, Sue, of Flower Mound; grandchildren, Katherine Garrett Bay and husband, Franklin, Jordan Thomas Garrett, Joshua Neil Lessner and Allison Nicole Lessner.
Tommy was passionate about fighting Parkinson's disease. In his honor, donations may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation: https://www.michaeljfox.org/get-involved/donation2.php.
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    United Presbyterian Church
    Address
    1510 Westhill Drvie
    CLEBURNE, TX 76033
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Bill McGonagle

Posted at 10:00am
I first met Tom in the summer of “59” at Tarleton State. “We were Plowboys," teammates on the football team. I will never forget his friendly nature and even disposition. Our friendship developed and endured . I always looked forward to our Plowboy brand of soiree in Llano. Tom was #33 in the program and will always be # 1 in our hearts. It’s with deep sadness that I bid Tom farewell. A stand up man and good friend. Bill McGonagle.
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Beth Maxwell and family.

Posted at 07:17pm
Joyce and family, Remembering Tommy ,Love Beth Maxwell and family
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Jackie Dill and David Linder

Posted at 06:46pm
Tommy was the kind of man which comforted you just with his presence. He met you with warmth and left you with a smile. A compassionate listener and a great storyteller, Tommy was easy to talk to and easy to listen and learn from. Not that he had any idea he was teaching you something, it was just his inner goodness which was so entrancing. Formed from a loving family who never shared a cross word between them to the Tarleton University Football Team. One day at Tarleton a sports car convertible caught his eye driving by, Tommy said at that moment he thought, "Nice car." When Joyce McGee stepped out of it the next 57 years began. From loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather to well loved friends his became a life well lived steeped in legend.

Tommy was always there for the joy and the heartache, for those who could and those who couldn't. Where there was desolation he brought hope, for those who had nothing he gave of himself to give them something. He always brought hope to the moment, a plan to move forward, a loving voice, a warm hug to hold you steady when all around you was falling to pieces. It was just not for his family but for his community and strangers along the way. He was the model of Man you hoped to be, the man you loved with traits you hoped your children would have.

We can't fathom a future without Tommy in it, so we'll believe he has traveled ahead to set up camp for us. Until then there will be a new star in the night sky, one whose light shines ever so brighter than all the others.

Love you Babe, Jackie and David
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Carolyn Smyth Ellis

Posted at 11:40pm
Kim, Kristy and family....I am so sorry to hear this about your dad. My prayers are with you all during this time.
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