DOUGLAS – Funeral services for Thomas Lee “Tom” Christy, 73, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 at the Gorman Funeral Homes-Converse Chapel in Douglas, with Pastor Donnie Holt of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Douglas Park Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Samuel Mares American Legion Post #8 and the Wyoming Army National Guard Military Funeral Honors.
Tom Christy passed away Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper surrounded by his family.
Tom was born Sunday, May 21, 1944, in Torrington, the son of Leland Everett “Lee” and Betty Lou (Fry) Christy. After graduating from Torrington High School in 1962, he met Betty Tapster at the local “teen hop” at Little Moon Lake Supper Club east of town. The two were then married in November 1964 and made their home in Torrington. The couple welcomed their first daughter, Jami, in 1968 and their second, Traci, in 1971.
Tom served in the United States Army from 1965 until 1967. While stationed in Brooklyn, N.Y., he and Betty enjoyed going to plays, eating pizza and watching the ships come into the harbor. The couple moved to Douglas in 1967 when Tom was employed by KN Energy. He also worked for Standard Oil before opening his own business, Tom Christy Inventory (TCI), an appliance and hardware store in downtown Douglas. He went on to work many years for V1 Propane retiring in 2001.
In his younger years Tom was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed all things outdoors: hunting, fishing, boating, camping, snowmobiling, and trapshooting. The highlight of each year was an annual hunting adventure with his buddies in the Gros Ventre near DuBois.
Tom loved his sports teams. He was a faithful fan of the Colorado Rockies, University of Wyoming Cowboys, Denver Broncos and the Douglas Bearcats. He especially enjoyed his grandchildren and the entertainment they provided.
Through the years Tom was a volunteer fireman and participated in various clubs, including the Jaycee’s, Moose Lodge and recently acted as the Adjutant General of the American Legion.
Tom is survived by his wife, Betty Christy, of Douglas; daughters, Jami (Lyn) Jugler of Mesa, Ariz., and Traci (Greg) Logar of Douglas; sister, Jane (Leonard) Holler, of Douglas; and grandchildren, Kirsten Jugler of Croydon, N.H., Collin Jugler and Andrew Jugler both of Tempe, Ariz., and Devon Logar, Kyle Logar, and Jake Logar all of Douglas.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Charles Christy and Dan Christy.
A memorial to the Samuel Mares American Legion Post #8, P.O. Box 1, Douglas, WY 82633 would be appreciated by the family.
Serving as pallbearers will be Collin Jugler, Andrew Jugler, Jake Logar, Kyle Logar, Lyn Juglar, and Greg Logar. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Kirsten Jugler, Devon Logar, Merlin Fry, Jack Rupe, Rick Ramsey, Chad Holler, and Leonard Holler.
Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel of Douglas is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com