What happens the moment St. Peter tells Tom he can enter Heaven?
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He says, “That’s amazing... but first I got a good joke for you!!”
(How could we possibly, begin our dad’s obituary without first telling a joke?)
Thomas Nalley, age 72, of Bartlett passed from this life during the morning hours of
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at the Community Living Center on the VA Campus. Born on the 21st day of
February 1947 in San Angelo, Texas he was the son of Olburn and Carol (Laws) Nalley.
Tom served his country in the United States Navy as a proud Boatswain’s Mate from 1966 – 1971.
As a father of 3 daughters, he often joked that he had no one in which to relate. In response, he started his own Boy Scout troop, and adopted his nephews and family friends as the sons he never had.
Tom was a proud native Texan.
His favorite hobby was to search for arrowheads and Indian artifacts in the desert. He loved nature and enjoyed being outdoors as much as he could be.
Tom was an infamous comedian and loved to pull pranks and tell a good joke every chance he got.
Even though he considered himself a lifelong El Pasoan, Tom has been in the central Texas area for the past 31 years. He was a member of the Little River Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his parents Neal and Carol as well as 2 brothers Randy and Grady Nalley.
Tom leaves behind to cherish his memory his 3 daughters Jennifer Storey and husband Dennis, Jeannie
Nalley and Catie Oostdam and husband John. He also leaves behind his sisters Anita Corley, Susy Ruby, Mary Rebe and Betty Ann Bussell. Also, 4 grandchildren, Kayla, Dennis Jr., Olive and
Amelia as well as his beloved sister-in-laws Karen Ivy and Libby Pairis.
A special thank you to all of the beautiful Angels at the VA Hospice Center. You helped carry him through his time of transition with dignity, comfort and grace.
In lieu of flowers please make donations in Tom's honor to his favorite charity, Shriner's Children's Hospital.
Our dad lived life and loved fiercely.. he conquered his battles and won!
To that we say, “Well done, daddy.. well done!”