Thomas William Fairbrother, Jr.
- January 14, 1954 - July 7, 2012
- Austin, Texas
of Thomas' Passing
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Tom was a good friend of my family (Roland & Frances Warner). I knew Tom from time I was 7 years old and he was already in high school. I had a mad crush on him and he always told me that he was going to marry me when I grew up! His nickname for me was "Darling". Of course it was a "school girl crush" because he was much older than I was! Tom was good friends with our
Posted by: Sherry Warner - Cedar Park, TX - Really good friend Jul 19, 2012
I just returned from a business trip in Florida and read today that Tom had passed away on July 7th. Tom, Pat White and I were best friends in high school and were inseparable. The three of us enjoyed many good times (and hijinks) for several years after high school. Tom and I kept in touch throughout the years and he consulted me many times when he was injured in South America while working as an iron worker. Tom was
Posted by: Gary Warner - Bastrop, TX - Friend Jul 16, 2012
I remember meeting Tom the first time...he was with Lisa. We were in New Braunfels celebrating my son's birthday and he came along with her. He was such a good sport. He floated the river with us, put up with all of the questions we had for him, making sure he was going to treat our Lisa right. He passed that test and many more. Tom was so sweet, kind and always happy. I honestly can't remember ever seeing him
Posted by: Cheryl Fritts Ray - Austin, TX - friend Jul 15, 2012
A sighting here, a ride there... seems like our paths often crossed and every time you made me feel like we were great friends... your genuine and generous heart was always so welcoming... your hugs will be greatly missed and my heart breaks at your passing, especially for your dear Lisa, such a great pair you two... prayers for the family and closest friends in this difficult time... ride on my friend, see you again one day, on Heaven's Highway!
Posted by: Christina - Austin , TX - friend Jul 15, 2012
Tom, we will never, ever forget the friendship we shared. You were an amazing man. You never once disappointed us in any way. You were always a man with a warm heart, a dazzling smile, and a joy for life. We are so much better for having known you and loved you for the past 15 years. Someday we will be joined with you in eternal worship and praise of our Lord Jesus Christ. That will be a glorious day! We love you. --Debbie & Dewey
Posted by: Debbie Ryan - Dripping Springs, TX - Friend Jul 15, 2012
Tom, you will be missed. You were such an amazing person.
_Kelsey and Eric Kilter
To Lisa, and Family,
"Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted -Matthew 5:4
We love you so much.
Posted by: Kelsey Kilter - Harker Heights, TX - Friend Jul 14, 2012
We're all still in shock. I will always treasure my friendship with both Tom and Troy, and will make a special effort to never forget how much they mean to me. God bless.
Posted by: Mark A Johnson - Spicewood, TX - friend Jul 14, 2012
"In Loving Memory of Tom"
Posted by: Gayla Altom - DFW, TX - Friends Jul 13, 2012
I visited with Tom at our 30 year highschool reunion and enjoyed catching up with him at that time. He was missed at the 40th (a couple of weeks ago). I noticed his name in our 40-year Reunion Class Direcory and was going to send him an e-mail to see how he was doing. I'm just sorry I never got around to it. My prayers go out to his family. Rest in peace, Tom. God Bless.
Posted by: Ann Stephens (King) - Austin (Kyle, TX), TX - High School Friend Jul 12, 2012
When I first met Tom, he did not hesitate to come up to me and hug me. He whispered in my ear, " You are my cousin now and don't you ever forget that, we are family." I was deeply touched how I was included in his life and his family. Every family event he would find me and scoop me up in those arms and whisper, " Hey Cuz, good to see you." What a special light and a
Posted by: Liesa Conklin - Austin, TX - Friend/Cousin Jul 12, 2012
There is a big hole in the Universe where Tom used to be...He will live in our hearst and souls forever. So many memories so much fun and laughter...My prayers are with all of you. My beautiful freind Lisa and your family and Roger,Paul and Michele and all your families and all those who 's hearts have been touched by such a great man.. God Speed Tom - we wll see you again when it is our time!!!
aka as Tom always called me
Posted by: Katherine Tanton - Austin, TX Jul 12, 2012
Tom has left a beautiful memory in everyones heart! It didn't matter who you were, what you did or where you came from he touched your life with respect, love , laughter and kindness that made you glad that you knew him!
I will miss our long talks about being Ex Jersey (ites) with his impersonations of all the East Coast characters,his easy laughter,strong integrity and sentimental values. All of us promise to take care of your Lulu, we love her
Posted by: Linda McCarty - Temple, TX - friend Jul 12, 2012
We have many good memories of rides, events and good old gatherings with Tom's smiling face and his gentle wisecracks. His passing has left a hole for all who know him, and we'll miss him truly. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and his much-loved Lisa.
Joey and Kathy
Posted by: Kathy Weed - Austin, TX - Friend Jul 11, 2012
On behalf of the membership of Local #135, I want to express our heartfelt sorrow for the loss of Brother Fairbrother.
Posted by: Richard Dee - Texas City, TX Jul 11, 2012
I am so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Tom and I were students together at Holy Cross High School. He was always smiling and happy. Although I hadn"t seen him or Troy for a long time I always remembered them fondly.
My sympathies to his family and friends for their loss.
Sincerely, Anne Marie
Posted by: Anne Marie Martinec Larsen - Austin, TX - High school friend Jul 11, 2012
Our hearts go out to you during your tragic loss. I only met Tom once, but I knew from that one meeting that he was a very kind man and thought the world of you just by the way he looked at you. Treasure all the wonderful years you had together. Our prayers are with you. We love you Lisa.
Debbie, Beverly and Nancy
Posted by: Debbie Gallaway, Nancy Green, Beverlly Boggs (The Wright Girls) - Belton,, TX - Lifelong friends w/Lisa Jul 11, 2012
Of my goodness, so many wonderful memories. He would carry our son Jody (four at the time) around on his sholders. Tom, Troy, and Paul helped us dig up a pipe in our front yard when they were all very young. Much beer was consumed and the boys sang "Plop, plop, fizz, fizz" over and over so loud the neighbors were coming out to see what was going on. The boys, including Roger were fixtures at our auto repair shop
Posted by: Judy and Dale Armstrong - Austin, TX - friend Jul 10, 2012
I will always remember how kind Tom was. He would visit my parents who lived down the street from his parents. I have wonderful memories of going to Northwest Pool with Tom, Troy and Michelle. My heart is with his family at this time.
Posted by: Mary Sue (Allbright) Thompson - Round Rock, TX - friend Jul 10, 2012
Tom was a great guy. All of us girls loved having him live down on the corner of the street. He always had a smile on his face, and a friendly greeting even if we went several years between sightings in the old neighborhood. He will be missed and we missed him at the 40th reunion. Rest in peace, my old neighbor and friend...
Posted by: Mary Rushing Petrosky Jul 10, 2012