November 22, 1935 – July 10, 2012 Thomas Roger Vaden, 76, died Friday, July 6, 2012. His funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at St. Stephen Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth. His family will greet friends beginning at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at R.W Owens & Son Funeral Home in Wolfe City. There will be a graveside service beginning at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Mount Carmel Cemetery.
Tom was born Nov. 22, 1935 in Wolfe City, son of the late Lester and Floy Rogers Vaden. He married Laura Lloyd in June of 1956 and earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from East Texas State Teachers College (now Texas A&M Commerce). Following graduation, he served as a pilot in the U.S. Navy.
Tom was a systems engineer for IBM from 1964-1992. He enjoyed teaching computer classes to senior citizens at Tarrant County College. He was a member of St. Stephen Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder.
In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his wife, Laura.
He is survived by his second wife, Rosalyn, whom he married on Jan. 15, 2011; children, Theresa Vines and husband, Charlie, Mike Vaden and wife, Cindy; grandchildren, Jennifer Harris and husband, James, Jonathan and Christopher Vines, David and Sarah Vaden; great-grandson, Andy Harris; sister-in-law, Betty Pierce; Rosalyn’s children, Nina Knight and husband, Randy, Lori Berry, Joel Rosenthal and wife, Tracy; her grandchildren, Ben Knight, Amanda, Nick and Gage Berry, Kati and Parker Rosenthal.
Gifts in his memory may be made to St. Stephen Presbyterian Church, 2700 McPherson Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76109; or Mt. Carmel Cemetery Association P.O. Box 95 Wolfe City, Texas 79496.