Rufus Charles Tom, 85, of Stanton, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2023 at his residence. The family will receive friends from 4pm until 6 pm, Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at Gilbreath Funeral Home. Rosary service will be held at 7pm at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be at 10am Thursday, February 2, 2023 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with interment following at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.
Rufus was born September 22, 1937 in Midland, Texas to parents Edmund Tom and Louise Deavenport Tom. He attended Tarleton Junior College. He married Edwenna Shain January 24, 1964 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Rufus was a lifelong resident of Stanton and was a local farmer and rancher. He loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed playing cards with family and friends, hunting and fishing.
Rufus is survived by his wife Edwenna; his daughters: Raegan Cox, Charlesa (Heath) Sims, Leann (Russell) Jonas, Pam (Brad) Grable and Stacie (Michael) Palmer; his grandchildren: Seth (Kelsey) Sims, Shance (Ashtin) Sims, Pallyn Grable, Payge Grable, Macey Jonas, Mason Jonas, Marshal Jonas, Mathew Jonas, Trent Cox, Evan Cox, Justin (Darcy) Cox, Courtney (Travis) Lucas and Cade Palmer and Chase Palmer as well as his great grandchildren: Charlie Jo Sims, Parker Sims, Gracie Jonas, Jeydon Cox, Jersey Cox and Harper Lucas.
He preceded in death by his parents; a sister Leslie Jean Keisling and her husband Fate and a son-in-law Mike Cox.
Pallbearers will be Seth Sims, Shance Sims, Mason Jonas, Marshal Jonas, Mathew Jonas, Trent Cox and Evan Cox. Honorary pallbearers will be Cade Palmer, Chase Palmer, Tommy Newman, Corky Blocker, Bud Glaspie, Heath Sims, Russell Jonas, Brad Grable and Michael Palmer.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to your favorite charity.
Arrangements are under the direction of Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton. Online condolences can be made at www.npwelch.com
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