Tom Eggleston, 53 year old Texhoma resident, passed away Sunday September 12th in Erick, OK at his sister’s residence after a short, courageous battle with Cancer.
Thomas Dean Eggleston was born on March 8th, 1968 in Guymon, Ok to Estel and Mary Nell Eggleston. He attended school in Texhoma, Ok and graduated with the class of 1986. Tom was very active in FFA where he achieved the American Farmer Degree. He also loved to play basketball and was on the Texhoma High School Team all four years.
Tom went on to college at OPSU and graduated with a degree in Agri-Business in 1992. Tom was also on the OPSU Collegiate Livestock Judging Team while attending school there.
After college, Tom went and worked for his father, Estel, on their 4-H and FFA show pig farm in Texhoma. They raised and sold show pigs in many states. They had many, many champions of which they were extremely proud. They attended many of these shows, supporting the young individuals who showed their pigs.
In 2006, Tom began working for Texas County Dist. # 3. At the beginning of Tom’s time there, he drove a truck for them, and in the last few years, he operated a motor grader for the county. Tom really enjoyed his time working for the County and associating with his fellow employees, some who became his best friends.
Tom was an avid sports enthusiast. He knew about all sports and very seldom could you ask him a sports question that he could not answer. Tom could and would talk sports with anyone, especially anything about the Dallas Cowboys and Oklahoma Sooners. Tom was also an avid fisherman in which he enjoyed doing when together with any of his family.
Tom had a deep love for his family. He was actively involved with all of his family, keeping in touch, and spending time with them whenever possible. Tom loved his son and grandkids very much. Tom was everybody's favorite uncle, as they could all talk to Uncle Tom, any time.
Tom is survived by his three siblings, son & their families:
-Ron Eggleston (spouse-Linda / Cooper & Clay)
-Cindy James (spouse-Johnny / Justin, Cody & Nick)
-Tim Eggleston (spouse-Gaylynn / Clayton & Emily).
-Jeffery Contreras (son)
Tom is preceded in death by his father & mother, Estel and Mary Nell Eggleston, and one niece, Jessica James.
Memorial funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Texhoma Church of Christ.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain States Children’s Home of Longmont, Colorado and may be accepted at Henson-Novak Funeral Directors, P.O. Box 1306, Guymon, Oklahoma 73942.
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