Tommy Shivers

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Tommy Shivers, 86, of China Spring, peacefully passed from this life to be with our Lord on Tuesday, December 31, 2013. A memorial service dedicated to the celebration of his life will be held at 1pm, Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck, Waco, 76708. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at

Tommy, a twin, was born on November 10, 1927 to William Joseph & Rosie Beatrice (Powell) Shivers in Corsicana. After graduation from Corsicana High in 1945, he served our country in Honolulu, HA in the U.S. Army until September, 1947. He also served as Sgt. in the National Guard of the U.S. until 1952.

Tommy never met a stranger and had many friends. He always offered his help to friends and neighbors alike. He had many interests and hobbies, but he was an avid golfer for many years. He also enjoyed membership in the local chapter of the Karem Temple Shriners.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, "Babydoll", Willie B. Shivers Griggs.

He is survived by his former wife, Joan Null of Spring; their daughter, Cindy Shivers of China Spring; Dianne Kylochko of Gholson; Mike Gregory of Chisolm, MN; three brothers, his twin, Billy Dan Shivers of Arlington, Burnett Shivers of Weatherford, and Homer Edwin Shivers and wife Margaret of Alvarado; eight beloved grandchildren, Chuck & Gene Holle, Jessica and Lisa Gardiner, Thomas Robins, Lauren & Claire Lightfoot,and Zachary Ramsey; five precious great-grandchildren Ben, Will, and Taylor Holle, Jasmine Vega, and Jack Thomas Robins; and as well as many nieces, nephews, and their children. Also left behind are Greg & Connie Long, Doug & Denise Long, and David & Reecie Long, as well as their children and grandchildren. Their mother, Norma Long, Tommy’s dear love and friend, preceded him in death in 2010.

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  1. I always had good times at your house when we were in high school and college. Your parents were always so much fun. Your Dad always had a smile on his face and some sort of joke for us.
    I hope the good memories and your faith in God will carry you thru this difficult time. I will be there tomorrow to hug and help! Love you.

  2. Billy J and Christa Williams

    Rest in peace. We love you Tommy.

  3. Billye F. Bivens

    To the family of Tommy Shivers: I’m writing this in behalf of my mother, Billye Bivens, a cousin of Tommy’s. Most of you know her situation but I know she would want to touch bases with the family and express her thoughts and condolences were she able. We pray for your comfort and peace at this time. Robbie Horton & D’Lee Shipman.

  4. Brenda & Lonnie Short

    Rest in Peace Tommy Gene

  5. Carol & Mike Stine

    Tommy was a kindhearted, generous person. He will be missed by all. Our deepest sympathy to his family and Friends!

  6. Debbie Davis Tipps

    Cindy, my sincere condolences to you and your family. May your faith lift you up and give you comfort and strength as you go through this difficult time. Your classmate, Debbie Davis Tipps

  7. Dear Cindy and family, I am Debra, Karen Shivers Mayhew’s oldest daughter. I was so sorry to hear of Tommy’s passing. My mom always had sweet things to say and memories of Tommy. I have told my sister, Frances and will be communicating back with my grandfather. Cindy. I am sorry I will be unable to attend your dad’s service, but I am here if you need a shoulder. I know my mom was right there to welcome Tommy onto the streets of gold. God bless you and comfort you.

  8. Gary & Sue Redden


    We are sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family.

  9. God Bless

  10. Cindy, Tommy was a cheerful man and a mentor to me in my early days as a salesman at Rohan. He will be missed. We will be unable to attend his memorial today, but please know our thoughts and parayers are with you and your family.

  11. Tommy was one of those people that you just enjoyed being around. He loved living life to its fullest which he did with grace. He was thoughtful and caring to all members of my family which we always appreciated. We will miss his company but he will always be in our thoughts.

  12. Cindy may the hand of our Lord hold you and his grace give you comfort in the loss of your father. RHS 70 Ken

  13. Lauren Elizabeth

    I Love You Pawpaw, always and forever!

  14. Marcia and Rick Koch

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Cindy, and your family.

  15. Mark and Teresa McLeod

    Tommy was a very dear friend to us and we will miss him very much. He was always so kind and gracious and we always had a good time with him. Our condolences to his family. You are in our prayers.

  16. Cindy, my heart goes out to you. May God give you comfort in the coming days. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  17. My sweet Cindy, how I loved your dear dad. I have so many wonderful memories. The world has lost a rare gem. My prayers are with you. xo.

  18. My sympathy an prayers to you and your family,Cindy. He had a big smile, didn’t he?

  19. Priscilla Crozier

    I send my sympathy and love to you at this time of loss. You were a wonderful daughter and I know he was so proud of you. He will be greatly missed. Prayers for peace.
    love, Priscilla

  20. Rebecca Grimaldo

    Our prayers and thoughts are with all of the family during this time. Rejoice he is with the Lord!
    Jesse and Rebecca Grimaldo
    Joan Barr

  21. Robert & Lisa Warren

    Cindy, We are so sorry for the loss of your dad. Just know he is no longer suffering or in pain. May God give you the strength you need to carry you through this difficult time.

  22. Sheryl Stone Fowler

    Cindy, dear friend, I’m so terribly sorry to hear of your sweet dad’s passing. I’m thinking of you, and I’m here if you need me, or need anything. Love you, Stoney

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