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Thomas Andrew Foley

November 19, 1979 — April 22, 2024

Thomas (Tommy) Andrew Foley, Vidor, Texas passed away unexpectedly on April 22, 2024. He was born on November 19, 1979 to Gloria Anne Melton Foley (who passed much too soon) and Leo Eugene Foley in Beaumont, Texas. 

Tommy grew up in Hampshire-Fannett and spent his summers in Onalaska, TX on Lake Livingston with his MeeMaw Jean and PawPaw George. He loved the lake and spending time with them. Tom was extremely smart (a serious genius) and creative. He loved chess, reading (Aldus Huxley and Jack London), and music, he loved his music! He was also a very talented artist and growing up he participated in track, basketball, and baseball. He attended Lamar University, where he studied computer science and was working for Environmental Tree Service at the time of his passing.

He is remembered by his brothers and sisters as kind-hearted and quiet. He was a kind and sweet soul and loved his cats. We had at least four momma kitties growing up and that fondness of cats carried into his adulthood. He had a close circle of friends who cared for him very much. He was a son, brother, uncle, friend, and fiancee. Tommy’s life mattered. Heaven is welcoming him with open arms.

 In the words of Jack London, Call of the Wild: “He was mastered by the sheer surging of life, the tidal wave of being, the perfect joy of each separate muscle, joint and sinew in that it was everything that was not death, that it was aglow expressing itself in movement,  flying exultantly under the stars.”

He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Gloria and Leo, his uncle Sonny, and both sets of grandparents. He is survived by his fiancee Luka LaFountain, whom he called "the love of his life", his sisters Jennifer Foley, Erin Foley Stokes, Ashley Foley Gilland, Kate Foley Fields, and brother, Steve Foley, aunt Lucy Schelle, cousin Faith Shaffer, and many nieces and nephews.

We want to sincerely thank Chuck Morris of Environmental Tree Service for treating Tommy like a son and for his kindness and compassion. We also want to thank Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, Texas and specifically, Derrick Bolt.  His life will be celebrated later this year at Lake Livingston, a place where nothing but good memories existed.  (Also, some kind of service will be held near Beaumont for his friends there.  I will let everyone know when I know).

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