Thomas Peyton “Tom” Bivins


Thomas Peyton “Tom” Bivins
Thomas Peyton “Tom” Bivins

Thomas Peyton “Tom” Bivins passed away on May 4, 2022.  The son of a pioneering Panhandle family, Tom devoted his life to family, friends and the local community.

As a member of the Bivins family of Amarillo, Tom’s community service focused on the importance of supporting the economic, cultural, and educational efforts of West Texans. His family has been in the Texas Panhandle since 1890, and they have supported a wide range of civic and philanthropic activities in Amarillo. With a pioneering spirit and the desire to help others, Tom and the Bivins family have left their mark on generations of Amarillo citizens.

Tom attended Westminster College and the Ranch Management Program at Texas Christian University (TCU). He was a founding partner in Corsino Cattle Company, a fully integrated cow/calf and stocker cattle operation. He was the vice president and director of Exell Cattle Company and part of the Bivins Brothers Partnership, a ranching operation formed in 1977.

Tom also served on numerous boards and commissions, including the Mary E. Bivins Foundation, the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), Boys Ranch, the Don and Sybil Harrington Foundation, and the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (AEDC).

Above all else, Tom was a dedicated family man and rancher who spent countless hours at his beloved XL Ranch with his parents, Betty and Lee, and his brothers, Levi, Teel and Mark.  A loving husband to Julie and proud father to Peyton, Jenny, Nellie and Keats. Tom was a friend to all who knew him and a father figure to his nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.  A devoted horseshow Dad, hunter and angler, Tom’s countless outdoor adventures were shared with close friends across the country – from the Texas Panhandle to the Florida Keys.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Truscott Bivins and Betty Teel Bivins Lovell and her husband John Lovell, and two brothers, Levi Bivins and Teel Bivins.

He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Julie Henderson Bivins, his four beloved children Peyton Bivins Sidwell and husband Trey Sidwell, Jenny Elizabeth Bivins, Emily Nell Norfleet, and Edward Keats Norfleet III and wife Malaise Murphy Norfleet, his brother Mark Ernest Bivins and wife Ellen Smith Bivins, his granddaughters Lora Parker Norfleet and Price Elizabeth Norfleet, and many nieces and nephews.

A service will be held Tuesday, May 10th, 2022, at 2:00 p.m., at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.  The service will be live streamed on Facebook,, and on YouTube,

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a contribution to the “Tom Bivins Senior Hunger Fund” through the Mary E. Bivins Foundation or your charity of choice.

13 Replies to “Thomas Peyton “Tom” Bivins”

  1. So sad, our hearts and prayers go to the family. May god bless and comfort you through coming days.
    Will and Lisa Price

  2. So sorry to hear of his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  3. On behalf of the Nolan Ryan Brands team, we’re so sorry for your loss and wish you all peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  4. Tom was always my favorite and such a sweet man!! The Bivins family was as true as they come and some of the best people I’ve ever known!! So sad for this loss but thankful he’s paving the way for us in Heaven!! Sending love to the family!!

  5. Our sincere condolences to your family.
    We have fond memories from the horse show days. May God provide you all with comfort and peace.

    JoeBob and Kathy Via

  6. Like all the Bivins brothers, Tom was a true Texan and a good man who will be missed. Sending my best to everyone, along w prayers of peace.
    Ambassador Jeanne Johnson Phillips

  7. “We are greatly saddened by Tom’s passing and pray God’s comfort for his family at his loss. He will always hold a special place in our hearts and we feel privileged to have known him. Ray and Bobbie Miller”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *