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Tahoka, TX  79373
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Tahoka, TX  79373
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Thomas Jolly

of Tahoka, TX

October 22, 1935 - July 29, 2020

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Elbert Thomas Jolly, age 84, passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family. Thomas was born October 22, 1935 in Tahoka to Allen and Bertha Jolly. Thomas met the love of his life, Genay Hubbard in 1952. They married April 4, 1955 and spent 65 beautiful years together. Thomas was a hard worker and wore many hats during his work career. He was a bookkeeper for Higginbotham Bartlett for 15 years and he was a custom harvester working in the family business for several years. He also was owner and cook for the Sweet Shop in Tahoka and finished his career as a house painter. He finally completely retired at the age of 82. One of Thomas’ favorite hobbies was sports. For years he coached Pony League Baseball in Tahoka and holds the record for being the winningest coach in Lynn County Pony League history. He also was an umpire. Thomas loved watching all sports. He was for any Texas team especially Texas Tech. He was a fisherman and loved golfing, bowling, and roller skating. Watching his sons and grandsons playing sports was a great joy to him.

A come-and-go visitation will be held from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2020 at Combest Family Funeral Homes, Tahoka. Services for Thomas will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Trinity Church in Tahoka with Charlie Stice, Thomas’ best friend officiating and music by Timmy Stice. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jeramiah Jolly, Corey Jolly, Pallbearers will be Bobby Fulbright, Ricky Jolly, Scotty Souls, Billy Wayne Jolly, Johnny Jackson, Jerry Simmons.

Survivors include his wife, children, Belinda Huckabee, Tahoka, Texas, David (Katie) Tool, Texas; Jacky (Lisa), Lubbock, Texas; Jimmy (Nancy), Tahoka, Texas; and Timmy of Lubbock, Texas; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Nell Fulbright, Lubbock, Texas and Glenda Smith of Artesia, New Mexico; also "adopted" son Kevin Elmore and wife Carol. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Billy, and son-in-law Bubba.

Special Thanks to Hospice, especially Daniel of the South Plains for their caring and support.

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5 Condolence(s)
R H Burkhalter
Saturday, August 1, 2020

I am very sorry to hear about Uncle Thomas' passing. I always enjoyed spending the night with my cousins when we were kids and he somehow managed to remain a calm center amid all of our chaos.

I hope the pain of this terrible loss passes quickly for Aunt Genay and all their kids. It is a wonderful moment when we think of a lost loved one for the first time, and the memory holds only the joys of having been loved by him.

David Jackman
Salado, TX
Saturday, August 1, 2020

Thomas, you shall be missed but memories of times shared shall always live on.

Nancy Monk
Tahoka, TX
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Love and prayers for each of you. Sweet couple.

David Glenn
Grandview, TX
Thursday, July 30, 2020

I have great memories of Thomas, not only his involvement in baseball, but what great friends he was with Dad. Those memories will never fade.

Little Elm, TX
Thursday, July 30, 2020

My heart is broken at the loss of my beloved brother-in-law, Thomas. My deepest sympathies go to Genay, Belinda, David, Jacky, Jim ,Tim, & the entire Jolly clan. We will keep his memory alive and cherish every moment we shared with him. Fly with the Angles, Thomas

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