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Thomas Alvin Wisdom

July 24, 1942 — January 7, 2020

Thomas Alvin Wisdom passed away January 7th 2020 at age 77.

Poppa Tom was born in Houston Texas and spent the majority of his life in Dallas Texas where we had a very long and successful career in commercial construction. Tom's favorite motto was “Anything worth doing is worth overdoing!” and that idea drove his incredible passion for everything from art and movies to music and hot rods. Tom built his first hot rod “Alley Oop”, a 53 Chevy, in 1956 when he was only 14 years old. And at age 77 he had just purchased a model T Ford. At one point, at the height of his success, he owned over 50 classic automobiles. But Tom’s passions were more diverse than just cars. He had a ferocious appetite for knowledge and could speak in depth on almost any subject from World War II to the great architects of the world. This curiosity and “joie de vivre” were infectious and almost everyone that knew Tom was affected by his incredible passion for life, particularly his children Stuart and Sean and his grandchildren Jake and Grace. Tom lived a wonderful life and we will miss him.

He was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Ruth Wisdom, son Stuart, sister Mary, brothers Edward, Joe and Reese, nephews Jim, Ray and Paul.

Tom is survived by his son Sean, daughter-in-law Amy and grandchildren Jake and Grace Wisdom, nephews Edward, Fred, David, Danny, Mike, Paul and nieces Deborah, Cathy, Pam and Ruthie.

Memorial services will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 17th at in the Chapel of Walker Funeral Service with Cliff Craig officiating. Committal will follow in Tecumseh Cemetery.

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