Thomas N. Fair, Jr.

Thomas N. Fair, Jr.
Thomas N. Fair, Jr.

Thomas N. Fair, Jr., of Amarillo, TX, passed away on November 20, 2020.

Tommy was born in Grand Canyon, AZ, on January 9, 1950, to Thomas Sr. and Nita Fair. He married Carolene Bethel on July 29, 1972, in Junction, TX. Tommy is survived by Carolene, their three children and their partners, Jennifer and Travis Bowen, Christene Fair and Steve Masterman, Thomas Fair and Samatha Borst, his grandchildren, Grant, Gage, Corbin, Jolene, and one blessing due in June, his brother John Mark and wife Debbie, and many cousins and in-laws.

Tommy worked at many jobs over the years including at Lowe’s Home Improvement, driving trucks, and owning and operating gun and archery shops. He delighted in hunting and the outdoors and was a hunter safety instructor for 48 years; among his students over the years were his wife, all of his children, his son-in-law, and his eldest two grandsons. Tommy also enjoyed watching sports, from the Texas Aggies, to the Texas Rangers, to his children’s and then grandchildren’s games in local leagues.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider your favorite charity or BSA Hospice of the Southwest, 5211 SW 9th St., Amarillo, TX, 79106.

9 Replies to “Thomas N. Fair, Jr.”

  1. I was saddened to hear of the passing of Tommy. Through grade school, junior high, and high schools we were inseparable during the summer months. We hunted and fished together all the time. Hard to say how much time we spent together on the Little Bosque River or driving the fields at night hunting. I killed my first deer on the farm while hunting with Tommy. After school our lives went in different directions although from time to time I would hear a report. The stories I could tell.
    Very sorry for your loss

  2. What a beautiful tribute. Tommy you were my first brother-in-law, and you told the most descriptive stories especially about hunting!!! You are a kind and loving man!!! We are going to miss you and your big smile!!! I remember you taught me to drive a stick shift so I could help haul hay, show calfs and other country chores that this city girl knew nothing about!!! Ricki, Seth and I love you and we will miss you until the glorious reunion in the place of perfection, heaven!!! My prayers of peace, comfort, strength and love to my sister, Carolene and the rest of the precious family!!! “Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted”
    Matthew 5:4
    Love,
    Ricki, Charm and Seth Trotter

  3. Tommy was a very special man. I’m so blessed to have known him and be apart of his family. I will miss him and John Mark going on about those Aggies. He will always be remembered and cherished . My love and prayers are with his family.

  4. Tommy was such a kind and loving brother-in-law. He served and helped others and never met a stranger. He was taught well from Tom and Nita to love God and love others! John and I are so sad at the loss of our sweet Tommy and we will miss him greatly! So blessed to have known you and to have been part of the family! We shall see you again!
    Love you always,
    John and Marie Vargas

  5. Tommy was one of the most unique people I ever knew and he is irreplaceable. God gave us a gift to know him and love Him. Being a part of his family is an honor.
    God bless you all abundantly always!

  6. My sweet cousin you were always so kind and loving. You had the ability to include everyone and always willing to share your time, wisdom and friendship. I will cherish my memories and think of various stories and smile💙. Love you Tommy, Go Aggs!

  7. Carolene and family members, please accept my sincere condolences. So sorry for your loss, and, I know, you miss him terribly. It seems surreal to me that he has passed over. God bless you with sweet memories.

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