Tommy Denard

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Tommy Lee Denard, 72, of Bosqueville, passed away Friday, December 16th at a local hospital. Funeral services will be 2PM Tuesday, December 20th Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lester Adams officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Marlin. Visitation will be 6 to 8PM Monday, December 19th at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at

Tommy was born June 24, 1939 in Lorena to James Thomas and Kathryn (Kamman) Denard. Tommy loved fishing and hunting with his grandchildren and also loved to watch John Wayne movies.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joy Denard; brothers, Bill Denard and Kenneth Denard; and sister, Patsy Langston.

Survivors include wife 23 years, Evalyn Denard; daughters, Laura Denard Baker, and Beverly Byers and husband Thomas; sons, Lewis Canada and wife Mary, David Canada and wife Nancy; grandchildren, J.T. Baker and Jamie Isbell, Casey Logan and Ava Canada, Chad and Brandy Alexander, Terrance Todd, and Rebecca Byers; brother, Eddie Denard; sister, Martha Comstock; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends Maryann Huckeby and Gena Bearden.

Pallbearers will be James Thomas Baker, Steven Posey, Lewis Canada, Casey Canada, Logan Canada, and Chad Alexander.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Lake Shore Village Nursing Center and to Bellmead Dialysis Center.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Andy, Jamie and Megan Johnson

    Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss

  2. Bill(Slick)-Clifton

    Dear Family,
    Iknow you will miss Tommy very much. I was one of the
    dispatchers at Chemical Lime in Clifton. He was always happy and easy to dispatch. You will bein my prayers.

  3. I am so blessed to have seen Tommy my last trip to Waco. I am honored to have known him and have him in my life. He made my trip special. I love Tommy and I will miss him.

  4. Debbie and Wiley Wallace

    Dear Lord; please take Tommy in your arms and wrap him so tight as he deserves all your love right now. I know that he is happy and at peace with you. Tommy’s heart was so big on earth and will continue to be an angel looking over Evalyn and his children. Rest in peace/love Debbie and Wiley Wallace.

  5. To Evalyn & family, our prayers are with you,WE ALWAYS LOVED YOU BOTH SO MUCH, I WILL MISS HE DEARLY. LOVE DIANA & ROY WERTHEN

  6. Evalyn, Martha & Eddy,
    I am so sorry that I am unable to attend visitation or the service for Tommy. Plese know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. How can I forget that bright red hair, the fun we had as kids and going to school together! I know you will miss him. May God wrap his loving arms around you all and grant you peace. I love you all. Kattie

  7. Ronnie And Diana Tye

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

  8. I am a better person for having known Tommy and am grateful to have have known him. I don’t recall how many times, there were many, that he would fix something on my car or van with a smile and big heart. Giving and willing to help were two of the many traits I will recall when I think of him. May God give comfort and strength to his family during this difficult time.

  9. Tommy, I have truly been blessed in knowing you! You are one to the most beautiful & wonderful men that I have ever met! Thank you for opening your heart & home to me! When I go back through my memories, what stands out in my mind, is a story that you shared with David & I, when we were teenagers. A story about the most beautiful place for a picnic. A place shard by you and Joy prior to her going to be with the Lord. A place that, no matter how hard you tried, never found again. I can’t help but wonder, when passing from this old life to your New Life, did the Angels of the Lord bring you back to this beautiful place, and were you met by family and friends who had passed before you? I like to think so!

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