Thomas Carney (3/16/1931 - 9/2/2018)

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  • "Belva and Tom's family, we enjoyed knowing Tom and many..."
    - Dan Davis
  • "Our sympathy and prayers for the family during your hours..."
    - Robert & Martha Nance
  • "I was one of his first students at Mineral Wells High..."
  • "Mr. Carney was a little man who carried a big,big paddle. ..."
    - Charles Garland
  • "Mr. Carney was a great person. Principal when I attended..."
    - Janet (West) Wilber

A memorial service for Thomas Carney, 87, of Tyler, will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. in the Stewart Family Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Pike Wisner officiating and Rev. Jack Matkin providing the eulogy. A reception will follow the memorial service.

Mr. Carney passed away Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, at his home in Tyler surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 16, 1931, in Paris, Texas.

Thomas Carney served in the United States Army during the Korean War, received an undergraduate and master's degree in education from East Texas State University, where he had a distinguished career in teaching and education administration. In addition to spending time with his family and friends, his interests included traveling the world with his wife Belva, attending and watching sporting events, fishing, gardening and a very special Rottweiler named Roxie.

Mr. Carney was preceded in death by his mother, Ida Petty. His wonderful life will forever be cherished by his loving family including his caring wife of 67 years, Belva; sons, Craig (wife Tina), Kerry (wife Jennifer); and daughter, Sharilynn Carney. He has three grandchildren, Kyle Carney (wife Zoe), Andrew Griffin (fiancee Katelyn) and Tara Francis (husband Bryan); and a great-grandson, Robert Thomas Carney (parents Kyle and Zoe).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the , P.O. Box 841125, Dallas, 75284.
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Stewart Family Funeral Home - Tyler
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Tyler, TX 75703
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Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Sept. 4, 2018
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