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Thomas Cecil Lancaster

July 22, 1933 June 17, 2019
Thomas Cecil Lancaster
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Obituary for Thomas Cecil Lancaster

Thomas C. Lancaster, age 85, of Eustace, Texas passed away on June 17, 2019 in Tyler, Texas.
Tom was born on July 22, 1933 in Richards, Texas to Ervin and Silvia Lancaster. He spent the first 12 years of his life on his granddaddy’s farm in Grimes County. In the mid-40’s his family move to the Ship Channel area of Houston. He graduated from Galena Park High School in 1951. Upon graduation, Tom went on to attend 2 years at UT of Houston. In 1953 he joined the US Air Force. After 4 years of service he returned to the Houston area. In 1959 Tom joined the Houston Police Department from which he retired in 1987 following 27 years of service.
In the 1960’s Tom attended and graduated from The Bible Institute of Texas in Pasadena, Texas. He spent the rest of his life continuing to study and teach the bible. His faith in Jesus was the strongest driving force in his life. When he first met you, he would ask, “where do you go to church?” upon his passing he was an active member of Fellowship Baptist Church.

Tom longed to return to the country he loved in his youth. Upon retiring from HPD, he moved his family to Eustace to live on the farm which was originally part of the Big Rock Ranch. He was able to live out his years in the country with his Emus, chickens and cows.
Tom was preceded in death by his son Philip Lancaster in 2016. Tom is survived by his wife of 39 years, Lea Lancaster, of Eustace. He is also survived by his son Chris Lancaster and wife Renee of Katy, his son Paul Lancaster and wife Kim of Katy, his daughter Robyn Mason and husband Bob Mason of the Woodlands and his son Troy Lancaster of Eustace, 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service, at Fellowship Baptist Church in Athens. Funeral will begin at 2:00 PM with Bro. Randy Jones officiating. Burial to follow at Meredith Campground Cemetery of Athens.


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Visitation

Thursday

20

Jun

1:00 PM 6/20/2019 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 6/20/2019 2:00:00 PM
Fellowship Baptist Church

2619 NW Loop 7
Athens, TX 75751

Fellowship Baptist Church
2619 NW Loop 7 Athens 75751 TX
United States

Service

Thursday

20

Jun

2:00 PM 6/20/2019 2:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 6/20/2019 3:00:00 PM
Fellowship Baptist Church

2619 NW Loop 7
Athens, TX 75751

Fellowship Baptist Church
2619 NW Loop 7 Athens 75751 TX
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Meredith Campground Final Resting Place

Co Rd 3901
Athens, tx 75752

Co Rd 3901 Athens 75752 tx
United States
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