Tommy Dean Martin
7/15/1941 - 12/31/2020


Tommy Dean Martin, 79, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2020 after a brief battle with Covid.  Tommy was a doting father and grandfather, and an avid fan of the Texas Rangers, La Vega Football, Baylor sports and Dallas Cowboys.    Tommy was born July 15, 1941 to Katie and William Martin. He grew up in Bellmead, TX with his brothers and sisters Lilli, Ernest Jr, Rachel, Elva Lee, Garland, twin sister Barbara and Jackie. Tommy went to La Vega schools, and went on to work at Jefferson High 9th grade center, where he retired early. Tommy will be remembered most by how much he loved and adored his girls. He was so proud of them and never missed a thing. He went to every single sporting event, choir or band concert, and every awards ceremony. He was always there for his girls.   He was also the most loving Grandpa. One of his happiest days was the day his first grandson, Christian, was born. He made it to Dallas in a winter storm to be there for his birth. He couldn't wait to be a Grandpa! The day Mary came back from her honeymoon, the first thing he said to her was "When am I getting a grandson?"  The grandkids were the light of his life from the day they were born.  He is survived by his daughter Mary Stephens and son-in-law Mike, of Mansfield, TX; daughter Barbara Martin of Dallas, TX; grandsons Christian Gonzalez-Martin and Austin Stephens; and granddaughter Charley Stephens. He is also survived by his last living sibling, Jackie Martin of Bellmead, TX. Tommy will be laid to rest at Rosemound Cemetery in Waco, TX. A private service for Tommy will be Friday, January 8, 2020. A celebration of Tommy's life will be planned for this summer where all who knew him are welcome to attend. 

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