Tommy Dwayne Fondren

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Tommy Dwayne Fondren, of Lorenzo, passed away on August 14, 2018. Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life of 88 years with a graveside service on Friday, August 17, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Estacado Cemetery. Visit, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.

He was born at home on March 23, 1930 to T. Tom and Gladys Fondren in Estacado, TX. He attended school in Lorenzo. On November 4, 1961 he married Peggy Womble at the Southcrest Baptist Church in Lubbock, TX. They were blessed with one daughter, Leslye. Tommy and Peggy lived in Lorenzo. Tommy worked as a farmer, rancher and owned his own fertilizer and crop dusting business. He proudly served his country in the US Air Force and was actively involved in the Lorenzo community. He served as a two-term mayor of the city and as president of the Plains Cotton Growers. 

Tommy is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Peggy; daughter, Leslye; and younger brother. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews; cousins, and brothers and sisters in-law; and many life-long friends. He will be deeply missed.


5 thoughts on “Tommy Dwayne Fondren”

  1. Robin Adams parks

    I only have the fondest of memories of Tommy. We fought some political battles together and he always brought a smile to the most difficult of situations. I haven’t seen him in years—but just knowing he was ‘out there’ always made my day a little brighter. The world will be a little less without him around.

  2. Robin Adams parks

    I will always have a soft spot in my heart for Tommy. We fought many a Democratic battle together. He always could make me smile in the most difficult of moments. The world will be a little less bright without him

  3. Monique Figueroa

    Within the last 3 or 4 years I was able to get to know Tommy. We had talked a lot about our family’s . I remember every year he would come into the Hurst store in Lorenzo and bring me some Pecans for baking. Tommy was a very nice man, I enjoyed talking to him. I will miss that and seeing him coming into the store for a cup of coffee and always a nice smile.

  4. Kathleen Phillips

    Tommy used to call me with great tips when I was an ag reporter at the A-J. And even after I left, he would call to stay in touch or offer his thoughts about what would make things better for farmers. It was a little more than a year ago when last he called. I enjoyed visiting with him. So today I was looking his number up to call him for a visit when I came upon his obit. I’m sad What a great man he was to know all these years. What a lot he did for farmers.

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