Bearden, Thomas

Tom Bearden

April 22, 1943 - September 15, 2017

Tom Bearden, age 74, of Elmo, Texas, passed away on September 15, 2017.  He was born April 22, 1943 in Fort Worth, Texas, to Jesse Thomas and Ruby Margaretta (Carroll) Bearden.  On September 29, 1990, Tom married Linda Wiggins Celli in Elmo, Texas.  He proudly served his country in the United States Navy, during the Vietnam War.  Tom worked for the United States Postal Service for thirty eight years and as Post Master in Elmo, Texas for eighteen years.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Celli Bearden of Elmo, Texas; children, Thomas Charles Bearden and wife Dawn of Mesquite, Texas, Dorene Lynnette Peters, Angelina Nickerson and husband Phillip and Mary Elizabeth Free all of Terrell, Texas; eleven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Jesse James Bearden and wife Frieda of Bosque Farms, New Mexico; sisters, Marcella Alexander of Carrollton, Texas, Bonnie Marckstadt and husband Gary of Visalia, California; many other loving relatives and friends.

Tom is preceded in death by his parents, Jesse Thomas and Ruby Margaretta Bearden; and son-in-law, Jerry Free.

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Tom was my first postmaster when I moved in in 1983 to Elmo. I learned so much from him for getting all my parcels right for mailing. :-) We both loved our critters, mainly dogs. I'll never know how many he rescued. Tom was such a neat guy. I'll never forget that grin of his. I regret not knowing of his passing or I would surely have responded. I am so very sorry! Sandy Jones DeLaMater, October 4, 2017 Rest In Peace Uncle Tom. Michael Payne, September 20, 2017