Thomas Payne Schumaker

thomas schumaker

June 26, 1944 ~ April 22, 2022

Born in: Fort Worth, Texas
Resided in: Fort Worth , Texas

Thomas (Tommy) Payne Schumaker departed this earthly life to his heavenly home on April 22,2022, age 77.

He was born on June 26, in Fort Worth, Texas. Parents Joe and Elsie Schumaker. Tommy sold donuts at a very young age. He always had some sort of job. He went to Diamond Hill Jarvis High School. He served in the Army from 1966 till 1968, during the Viet Nam war! He never traveled out of the US. After being discharged (with honors) he went to JCJC and UTA.

After 30 years working for the US Postal Service (1984-2014) he retired October 30, then his wife Betty retired December 31. From that time till last Friday, you would hardly see one without the other. He was the love of her life and she his.

Tommy loved the Lord, his family, Pastor, church, Sunday school class, and church family dearly.
Tommy was a Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers fan (win or lose)! He was also a fan of Baylor, and TCU and enjoyed watching golf on tv. He really enjoyed playing train dominos with his Sunday school class and others.
He thought the day wasn’t over, or time for bed, until he had his Blue Bell ice cream, and usually a piece of chocolate cake.

Survivors: his wife Betty, son Matt, stepdaughter Angel and spouse Steven. Sisters Barbara and spouse Phillip, and Elsie. Brothers Kevin, Joe, David, number of nephews and nieces and numerous family members.
Grandchildren: Whom he Loved to the moon and back, Madison, Jake, and Connor.

Preceded in death, His parents, Joe and Elsie, His in-laws Grace and Allen Thomas, Brother Sammy Wayne (at birth) and number of aunts and uncles.


Public Viewing: May 1, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Room: Chapel

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Funeral Service: May 2, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am

South Hills Baptist Church
7350 Granbury Rd
Fort Worth, TX 76123

Graveside Service: May 11, 2022 10:00 am - 10:30 am

DFW National Cemetery
2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas, TX 75211

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  1. Betty and Family, so so sorry for the loss of your Sweet Tommy…. Praying for you… Donna Palmer

  2. Deepest sympathies to Betty, Matthew, Angel, Barbara, and all the family. May God comfort and keep you. Tommy touched so many hearts. Gary Palmer

  3. I have fond memories of my uncle Tommy when I was young and was saddened to hear of his passing. Praying for comfort for you, Matt, and for all of your family. Love you.

  4. CandleImageBetty, Matt, Angel, Jake, Madison and Conner,
    All of you are in my thoughts and prayer.
    He will be missed by all us. Tommy was the big brother we could all look up to as he was an extrordinary man.
    Love to all of you,
    Elsie Michelle

  5. CandleImageYou will be sadly missed cousin Tommy much love give Aunt Elsie and Uncle Joe heavenly kisses for me. Love ❤️

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