Thomas Edward Cloud

Thomas Edward Cloud
Thomas Edward Cloud

Thomas Edward Cloud, 83, of Amarillo, TX passed away on March 24, 2022.

Services will be at 10:30 A.M., Monday, March 28, 2022, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Tom was born in Amarillo, Texas on July 2, 1938, to Dona Elizabeth Thweatt and Lee Austin Cloud. He attended Palo Duro High school and enjoyed attending class reunions any time he could. After high school, he served in the United States Army.

Tom married Tiny Shirk in 1960. He and Tiny had two children, Linda and Lee. In 1973, Tom married Betty Shahan and loved her boys, Darrell, Lee, and Mike, like his own.

Tom retired in June of 2003 after being a truck driver for 38 years. He drove for Yellow Freight, ICX, and Sav-A-Stop making great friends everywhere he worked.  His career took him to live in Liberal, Kansas; Las Vegas Nevada; Lincoln, Nebraska and Bartlett, Tennessee.

After retiring and returning to Amarillo, Tom had an active social life. He enjoyed restoring classic cars, showing them in car shows, dancing at the VFW, and spending time with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Betty; his sisters Virginia Cloud, Hester Cloud, Juanita Haines, Peggy Sowder, and Billie Mathis; and his brother, Marvin Cloud.

Survivors include two brothers, Hank (Buddy) Cloud and wife Patsy of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Herschel Cloud and wife Betty of Yorba Linda, California; sister, Rita Sprague of Oklahoma, City, Oklahoma; daughter, Linda Stanhope and husband Bobby of Alvord, Texas; sons, Lee Cloud of Kermit, Texas; Darrell Girty and wife Susan; Mike Girty and wife Cindy; and Lee Girty all of Amarillo, Texas; grandchildren, Susan White and husband Casey, Darrell Girty and wife Mary Margaret, Brad Girty, Chris Stanhope and wife Ellen, Mike Stanhope, Charlie Stanhope, Elizabeth Stanhope, Chad Stanhope and wife Jen, Erin Krock and husband Dennis, and Dalton Cloud; 26 great-grand kids and 6 great-great-grand kids.

Family and friends will miss Papa Tom’s kind heart and love for life.

13 Replies to “Thomas Edward Cloud”

  1. Tom was a kind and giving friend, I had lost touch with Tom in over the last few years. I have great memories of Tom, he was the first person to have the nerve to sleep behind a rookie(me) . Tom helped me in the early years the correct way to drive a 18 wheeler. in the early 70’s. We showed cars togather after we both retired. Men Like Tom are rare, I think God I had a chance to know him. Peace be with you brother, and thankyou…

  2. Tom was a wonderful friend and neighbor whom will be missed by all who were blessed to know him. Rest In Peace dear friend

    1. Thanks for your kind words. Indeed Papa Tom will be missed by a lot of people. He was blessed to have so many that called him friend.

  3. Tom was a wonderful friend. When COVID came, Tom helped me move from my home in Amarillo to San Marcos. He was always a gentleman. He will be missed. P. J. Lemons.

  4. Absolutely a true gentleman.
    I will always remember his gentle kiss on my cheek. He was always such a happy soul.
    I will miss Tom.
    Heaven gained a true angel of a man.
    Prayers for all the family and friends.

  5. Thank you for your friendship, your wonderful smile and all your participation at the car shows.
    You are already in heaven and we all miss you.
    Old School Auto Club
    Jackie Yelton

  6. I am sorry for the loss of Mr. Tom. He was a very sweet man and I know he will be missed by many. Praying for family.

  7. Tom will be missed greatly. Always enjoyed talking to him at car shows through the years. Keep your memories close to your hearts.

    1. Thanks for your kindness. He always enjoyed his car show friends so much. We will all greatly miss our Papa Tom!

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