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Thomas Wayne Migliavacca
Carnes Brothers Funeral Home

Thomas Wayne Migliavacca

Thomas Wayne Migliavacca, 58, died February 28, 2007 as a result of injuries sustained from a fall on February 6, 2007.  He passed away peacefully with his family by his side. Funeral services will be held at Grace Episcopal Church Monday,  March 5, 2007  at 10:00 A.M, The Reverend  Paul Wehner officiating.  Burial will follow at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Houston.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, March 4th, at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home, 1201 Tremont, Galveston, Texas.

Tommy was born to Clem and Dorothy Bremer Migliavacca on May 31, 1948 in Galveston.  He graduated from Ball High School and volunteered to serve in the U.S. Marines from 1969 thru 1971.  He proudly served in Viet Nam and was recognized with the National Defense Service Medal, The Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Rifle Sharpshooters Badge, the Vietnam Service Medal, the RVN Cross of Gallantry, and the Good Conduct Medal. Tommy earned the rank of Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corp, which was one of his proudest accomplishments.

After the service he worked for the City of Galveston for a number of years and then went to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and worked for the City of Euless. He always  loved horses and became involved in ranching north of Dallas and was foreman for a  horse ranch for several years then spent most of the rest of his life in the Abilene /Cross Plains area where the accident occurred.

Tommy is survived by his daughter, Marla Migliavacca-Roy and his granddaughter Kaitlyn King of Galveston, three sisters, Patricia J. Brown (Stanley) of Galveston, Diane Mott (Jim) , Sue Marrs (Wayne) from Euless, Texas, and one brother, Robert Migliavacca (Annette) of O�Fallon, Missouri.  He has four nieces, Deborah Pearcy (Richard), Dorothy Vidal (Joe), Tammy Palmer (Jay), and Casey Migliavacca. And seven nephews, Bill McNeel, Jr. (Lisa), Nick Bowen, Wayne Marrs, Jr. (Terry), Charles Marrs (Tammy), Bobby Migliavacca, Tony Migliavacca (Michelle), Stanley Brown, Jr. (Lenette) and many great nieces and nephews.

Tommy is also survived by a devoted friend Winona in Abilene and many friends in the Cross Plains area.

Pallbearers are Dustin Hinyard, Nick Bowen, Rick Pearcy, Jim Migliavacca, Joe Vidal and Julian Migliavacca.  Honorary pallbearers are Charles W. Kenworthey, Jr., Charles Marrs, Wayne Marrs, Jr., Stanley Brown, Jr., Drew Pearcy and Bill McNeel.

The family expresses their deep appreciation for the thoughts, prayer support and the giving spirit of their friends and family during this difficult time especially the loving care given by Deborah Pearcy.

In lieu of flowers the family would like to request any memorials be made to: Grace Episcopal Church, 1115-36th, Galveston, Texas or Vista Care Hospice in Lubbock  that made Tommy�s last days peaceful.



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