Tommy attended school in Kenedy graduating in 1950. He worked for a short time at the Kenedy Post Office before enlisting in the United States Navy. He served in the Navy during the Korean conflict from 1950 to 1953 as a telegraph operator.
Tommy is survived by his wife of 49 years, Glenda Guthrie Baccus; his sons, Tommy (Butch) H. Baccus Jr. of Katy, Texas and Bart Ford Baccus of Ingram, Texas; daughter, Diana Glen Baccus of Ingram, Texas; brothers, Everett L. (Bill) Baccus and wife Mary of Corpus Christi, Texas, Jim Baccus Jr. and wife Geneva of Harper, Texas; and 2 grandchildren, Thomas Ian Baccus and harley Paige Baccus.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Albert and Robert and his sisters, Jannie May Baccus and Gracie Laverne Richardson.
Tommy drove test fleet cars for West Texas Auto, testing vehicle tires before going to work as a nurse aide at the Kerrville Veterans Hospital. After that he went to work at the Kerrville Post Office as a letter carrier and retired from that after 35 years of service.
In his retirement he obtained his private pilot's license, served as the Animal Control Officer for the city of Ingram and was a member of the Ingram Volunteer Department. In his spare time he flew homing pigeons with the Heart of Texas Racing Pigeons Club.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at Grimes Funeral Chapel with interment at the Garden of Memories in Kerrville. A family visitation was held at Grimes Funeral Chapel on Monday, january 31, 2011.
Pallbearers were: Jay Baccus, Rick Baccus, Jason Plant, C.R. Mason, David Brown and Tome Eure Jr.. Honorary pallbearers were: All Members of the Ingram Volunteer Firemen.
Memorials can be made to the Hill Country Memorial hospice, P.O. Box 855, Fredericksburg, TX 78624 or the charity of your choice.
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