Funeral services for Tommy Chumley, 70, of Centerville, were held Saturday, October 7, 2017, at the Walters Funeral Home in Centerville. Roger Blackburn officiated the service. Interment followed in the Centerville Cemetery.
Thomas Wayne Chumley was born on June 21, 1947, in Hearne, Texas to Foy Guy and Annie “Lucille” (Cannon) Chumley. He was employed as a warehouse supervisor for Stolt Nielsen and had enjoyed the country life in Leon County since 1996.
Tommy was an expert at cooking bar-b-que. His brisket and bar-b-que sauces were famous. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing and watching the deer and other wildlife that made their home on his property. Tommy also held a fascination for ancestry research and had discovered that his own ancestors had participated in the Battle of San Jacinto and the Black Bean Episode. Tommy was an easygoing man who loved to crack jokes and make people laugh. One of his favorite pastimes was watching football and baseball. The Houston Texans and Houston Astros were his favorite sports teams. Tommy had volunteered his time in the Galena Park Fire Department and as a photographer for the Centerville Volunteer Fire Department. He passed away on October 3, 2017 in Centerville, Texas.
Preceded in death by his parents and son, Guy Vincent Chumley.
Surviving family members include beloved wife, Marcia Chumley of Centerville; daughter, Ginger Franklin and husband, Tim, of Centerville; son, Kenneth Wayne Chumley and wife, Misty, of Palestine; one brother, Eddie Chumley of Centerville; two sisters, LaDoris Landrum and husband, Ray, of Jarrell and Marciel Kennison of Kentucky; five grandchildren, Nycole Chumley and husband, Justin Minter, Glenn Franklin and wife, Stephanie, Guy Vincent Chumley II, Austin Chumley and Conon Chumley (who Tommy adopted as his son) and wife, Lakin Collins-Chumley and five great-grandchildren, Madeline, Colette, Arlo, Eryn and Bradi.
Serving as pallbearers were Kenneth Chumley, Tim Franklin, Glenn Franklin, Guy Vincent Chumley II, Dale Hudson, Weldon Riley and Justin Minter. Honorary pallbearers were Clayton Hudson, Greg Bain, Clint Adams, Charles Ackley and Tony Heitman.
Walters Funeral Home in Centerville, Texas was in charge of all arrangements. Please visit Tommy’s memorial tribute page at www.waltersfuneralhome.com