Tom Fread Rountree, age 88, passed away March 17, 2014.
He was born Nov. 5, 1925, in Dawson, Texas. He served in the 390th Bomb Group of the Army Air Corp in WWII as a tail gunner in a B-17. He was a longtime resident of Big Spring, Texas, where he worked for Texas Electric until retirement. He enjoyed farming and ranching in Big Spring, and enjoyed working in his pecan orchard. He moved to Eddy in 2004 and took great enjoyment from time spent with his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Jean Rountree of Eddy; by two sons, Terry Rountree and his wife Patti, of Carrollton, Texas and Danny Rountree and his wife Joanne, of Bastrop, Texas; a brother, Joe Rountree, two sisters, Frances Jane York and Nell Kupper; six grandchildren, Josh Rountree, Jeremy Rountree, Tim Rountree, Teri Leianne Ruland, Travis Rountree and Ty Ruland, and seven great-grandchildren Beckett Rountree, Gibson Rountree, Sean Rountree, Avery Rountree, Jayden Ruland, Maddie Rountree, and Dakotah Ruland.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Clarice Rountree in 1990, a brother, Charles Rountree and a grandson, Kyle Rountree.
A visitation will be held Friday, March 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Cole Funeral Home, 1113 West Fifth Street, McGregor, Texas. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 22 at 2 p.m. at Moody Church of Christ, 1506 Ave D at Hwy 317, Moody, TX. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Moody Church of Christ.