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Walter "Tommy" Thomas Weston, 65, Orange

Walter “Tommy” Thomas Weston, 65 passed away on March 23, 2023, in Port Arthur, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, April 2, 2023, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, Texas. Officiating will be Reverend Jay Thomas. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange.

Visitation will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, April 1, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Tommy was born on October 25, 1957, in Orange, Texas, to Maxine and Delmer Weston Sr. He was a graduate of Orangefield High School, Class of 1976. At the age of 15 he acquired his first job at Peveto’s Meat Market, following that employment he worked at West Orange Stark High School bus barn as a mechanic for 3 years. He started working for ARCO OIL and GAS offshore for 15 years then transferred to Lyondell Chemical Plant, Channelview, Texas. He continued to work until his medical retirement at the age of 59. He really enjoyed working on and racing fast cars in his younger days with friends. He loved listening to music and watching movies. He was meticulous about how his yard was kept, which was to perfection. He was the most kindhearted and caring man you could ever wish to meet. He never met at stranger and would give anyone the shirt off of his back. He was highly respected by anyone who had the opportunity to know him. Above all else, most of all, he truly loved his family.

Tommy is preceded in death by both his parents Maxine and Delmer Weston Sr., wife Mary Kay Weston of 28 years. Brother Delmer “Lee” Weston Jr. Grandchildren (twins)Jordan Thomas and Daniel Duane Buxton and Elijah John Thomas Chandler.

He was survived by his sister, Frances Whitmore of Frisco, Texas, and also sister-in-law, Donna Weston of Dickenson, Texas. Daughters; Krystle and husband Monty Janeaux Jr. of Port Arthur, Texas. Michelle Benton, Lifelong friend Tammy S. Heard (Mother Hen) and son-in-law, David Buxton, all of Orange, Texas.

He had also newly welcomed a fiancé into his life, Margaret Bertrand of Orange, Texas.

Nephews, Chris Weston and wife Andrea; Kenneth Whitmore. Nieces, Laura Weston Powell and husband Collen; Christi Whitmore.

Grandchildren; Ezekiel and Mary Benton, Christian and Catelyn Shafer, Kylie Janeaux. Great Nieces and Nephews; Jacob Pavlasak, Granger Weston, Jackson and Weston Powell.

Serving as pallbearers will be Chris Smith, Jason Smith, David Buxton, Kayleb Buxton, Chris Weston, and Richard Willett. Honorary pallbearers are Kenneth Eckerle and Christian Shaffer.


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