On May 16, 2017, Tommy Fambro, a great man left this life on earth at home surrounded by his family. He was born May 24, 1932 in Breckenridge, TX to Tom Fambro and Lois McGowen Fambro. At the age of seven he moved with his family to Goldsmith, TX, where he attended Goldsmith Elementary and accepted Christ as his savior at the First Baptist Church of Goldsmith. After graduation from Odessa High School in 1951, Tommy enlisted in the United States Marines. After his service in the military, Tommy returned to Odessa where he met his future love, best friend and wife, Mary Thomas, at the Speedway Drive-In. Tommy then began a career with Phillips Pipeline as a gauger where he worked for 30 years until he retired.
Since he was not one to sit around, he embarked on a career in real estate investment by purchasing various residential and commercial properties. He invested much of his time and energy to make Cardinal Homes Inc. what it is today. What Tommy loved most in his life were God, his family, his work and the Arizona Cardinals.
Tommy is preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Lois Fambro.
Those left to treasure his memory and carry on his legacy are his loving wife of 63 wonderful years Mary Fambro, his children, Mike Fambro and his wife Karen, Tammy Fambro and Jeff Fambro, his loving grandchildren, Tiffany Holley and her husband, Toby, Kari Fambro Hallmark and her husband Eric, Kevin Fambro and his great grandson Landon Hallmark.
Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 pm, Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be at 2:00 pm, Friday, May 19, 2017 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Jackie Brem officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Pa never asked anyone to do anything he couldn’t or wouldn’t do, so as Pa would say. “Let’s All Get Back To Work”!
Arrangements are entrusted to Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. To send family condolences please sign his guestbook at www.sunsetodessa.com.
Pa was the best grandfather ever. He was a good and honorable man. He was there for every important event in my life and he even went to all of my school open houses through junior high. He was great to spend time with and he taught me so much. He loved to see his great grandson when I would bring him for a visit. He was caring and strong and one of the best people that I have ever known.
Kari HallmarkOdessa, TX
Very sorry for your loss, it was a pleasure and a joy for knowing and working for Tommy . Always was funny to give him heck about down at city hall and you know what i'm talking about. lol His humor and work ethic was something to admire ,he will be missed !
mike clementsodessa, TX
I was fortune enough to be Tommy's banker for many years. He never requested anything that didn't have his well thought out plan, and didn't expect any favors although I would have been happy to honor them, though never asked for. Tommy was a man of courtesy. respect and dignity. A know Mary is hurting, but I hope their mutual faith will ease her burden a little. The world has lost a good man.
Bob SwitzerOdessa, TX
Pa, you were one of a kind. You were an awesome grandpa, a fantastic dad, a great friend and a wonderful
Mentor. You made such a difference in so many lives and you were such a positive influence on our community. We love you dearly, and you've left a void that will never be filled. Thank you for everything you did on earth. Rest easy now, "We are going back to work."
Tiffany HolleyOdessa, TX