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Thomas Gambrell

November 3, 1921 ~ February 16, 2024 (age 102) 102 Years Old

Thomas Gambrell Obituary

On August 25, 1942, at the age of 21, Thomas joined the U.S. Navy and served until he was honorably discharged on December 20, 1945. Shortly thereafter he met and married the love of his life, Mary Rita Flores. From this union of 75 years, 9 children were born.

Thomas was employed in various roles and positions until he became self employed as a demolition contractor for the city of Huntsville for over 50 years. He loved gardening in his spare time and was an avid reader of the bible. At a young age he joined St. Paul United Methodist Church, where he was a Sunday school teacher and he remained active until his health began to decline.

Thomas was honored on his 100th birthday by the Veterans Museum in Huntsville, Texas, which was attended by family and friends. In regard to that celebration, he said that it was one of his most memorable moments that he cherished dearly.

Thomas was preceded in death by his beautiful wife: Mary Rita Gambrell, and his son: Bruce Gambrell.

Those that have been left in God’s care include his children: Thomas Jr. (Margaret), Donald, Michael, Deborah (Caesar), Mary Lynne, Cathy, Gwendolyn (Elmer), and James, a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and great-great-great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

 

 

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Services

Public Viewing
Friday
February 23, 2024

12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cox Funeral Home
1305 13th Street
Huntsville, TX 77340

Funeral Service
Saturday
February 24, 2024

1:00 PM
St. Paul United Methodist Church
322 Horace Smith Rd
Huntsville, TX 77320

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
February 24, 2024

Harper Cemetery
1147 Highway 75 North
Huntsville, TX 77320

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