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Thomas Richard "T. R." Retherford

Male 1937 - 2015  (78 years)


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  • Name Thomas Richard "T. R." Retherford  [1, 2
    Nickname T. R. 
    Born 12 Feb 1937  Tyler County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Feb 2015  Rosevine, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Gravel Hill Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • T.R. Retherford, 78, of Rosevine, died Saturday morning in his home in Rosevine. He was born in Tyler County, Texas, to the late Richard and Beulah Windham Retherford. T.R. was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army as a sergeant, and was a master mason belonging to the Littleton Fowler Masonic Lodge #305. T.R. worked as Central Office Equipment Technician for the phone company for over twenty-five years. After retiring from Contel Phone Company, he enjoyed working on the family farm raising cattle.

      He is survived by his wife Glenda Griffin Retherford of Rosevine, his daughters; Shonda McGee and husband Tommy of Hemphill, Toni Easley and husband Artie of Rosevine, his grandsons; Brandon Retherford and friend Michelle of Rosevine, Alex Blue and wife Morgan of Rosevine, Kyle Blue and wife Alexis of Milam, his granddaughters; Stormi Retherford and Kylar Easley of Rosevine, great grandchildren; Brantley, Carson, and Brydger, his sister Mayme Mitchell of Orange, sister-in-law LaVerne Retherford of Montesano, WA, his brothers: Robert Hamilton of Hemphill, Thomas Hamilton of Hemphill, his sister Annette Conner of Hemphill and a host of other family and friends.

      T.R. is preceded in death by his parents Richard and Beulah Retherford, his daughter Shelli Lyn Retherford, brothers Charles and Gene Retherford and his sisters LaRue Collier and Mary Coon, and Una Bell Hamilton Cannon.

      Pallbearers were grandsons: Brandon Retherford, Alex Blue and Kyle Blue, nephews Marc Griffin, Marty Griffin and Ronny Fuller.

      Funeral services were held February 16, 2015, at 2:00pm in the Starr Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Floyd Wright officiating and eulogy given by Marc Griffin. Burial followed in the Gravel Hill Cemetery.

      Copied from Starr Funeral Home website
      Also published in The Sabine County Reporter,  February 18, 2015, Page 9
    Person ID I45338  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2015 

    Family Living 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Shelli Lyn Retherford,   b. 4 Aug 1973, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1974, Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Living
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F13431  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Feb 1937 - Tyler County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Feb 2015 - Rosevine, Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Gravel Hill Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1352] Ancestry.com - Texas Marriage Collections, 1814-1909 and 1966-2011 [database online].

    2. [S336] The Sabine County Reporter, P.O. Box 700, Hemphill, Texas (Published Weekly), (Founded in 1883, The Sabine County Reporter (USPS 474-660) is published once a week on Wednesday. The Reporter is Published by Sabine County Reporter, Inc. Postmaster: Send change of address to P.O. Box 700, Hemphill, Texas 75948-0700. The Sabine County Reporter and The Rambler merged March 1, 1988. Member National Newspaper Association and Texas Press Association.), February 18, 2015, Page 9 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S1352] Ancestry.com - Texas Marriage Collections, 1814-1909 and 1966-2011 [database online], Age 32, born ca 1937 (Reliability: 3).