STEPHENVILLE - Tom Senter, 88, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2007, in Stephenville.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007, at Stephenville Funeral Home with Reverend Emil Becker officiating. Burial will follow at West End Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p. m. this evening at the funeral home.

Tom was born May 12, 1919, in Stephenville to the late James Conway and Lela Hill Purvis Senter. He married Vera Franks, Sept. 28, 1940, in Stephenville, a marriage of 50 years. She preceded him in death Jan. 25, 1991. Tom was a World War II Army Veteran. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and American Legion Post 240. He graduated from Stephenville High School in 1937, and retired, after 30 years as an accountant at Tarleton State University.

He is survived by two daughters and son-in-laws, Susan and Jeff Hendrix of Edmond, Okla., and Norma and Gil Richardson of Stephenville; grandchildren, Melody McCoy, Sarah McCoy, Thomas McCoy, Bryan Richardson, and Emily Richardson; and a great grandson, Tripp Griffin.

He is also preceded in death by his second wife, Alice Griffin Senter, an infant son, John Tom Senter, Aug. 1, 1958; two sisters and one brother.

On line condolences maybe made at

Memorials may be made to the Tarleton State University General Endowed

Scholarship Fund at Office of Development, Tarleton State University, P.O. Box T-0260, Stephenville, Texas 76402.

Published Oct. 10, 2007

Stephenville Empire-Tribune