Lake Highlands High School

Dallas, Texas

Class of 1965 (1964 and 1966)



March 5, 1935 - January 19, 2019


WHITMAN, Thomas Luther "Tom" Thomas, age 83 of Garland, TX, passed away January 19, 2019. He was born March 5, 1935, Wylie, TX, to Beatrice Lucille (Goen) Whitman. Tom was born and raised in Wylie and was a graduate of Wylie High School. He earned his Bachelor of Science and Masters of Education degrees from North Texas State College. He married the love of his life, Ada Pearl Williams on July 31, 1955, they shared 64 wonderful years together. Tom was a founding faculty member of Lake Highlands High School where he taught biology and later served as assistant principal. In 1979, he moved to Athens, TX and served as principal of Athens High School. After his retirement, he worked for McGraw Hill as a textbook representative. He was a member of Waterview Church of Christ in Richardson. Tom is survived by his wife: Ada Pearl Whitman; daughters: Lucy Sherman and husband Kevin, Nancy Schwalls and husband Jim, Tommie Ann Araujo and husband Hugo, and Mary Curington and husband Trey; grandchildren: Blake Schwalls, Chase Schwalls and wife Nikki, Andrew Sherman, Lorin Sherman, Brent Sherman, Jay Curington, Chris Araujo, Molly Curington and Madalyn Araujo; great-grandchildren: Micah Sherman and Katie Schwalls. He was preceded in death by his grandson: Corbin Schwalls and his mother. Visitation will be held 6:30-8:30pm Friday, January 25, 2019, at Allen Funeral Home, 508 Masters Ave, Wylie, TX, 75098. Memorial service will be held at 1:30pm Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Waterview Church of Christ, 1409 N. Waterview Dr, Richardson, TX 75080. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Memory of Tom Whitman to Waterview Church of Christ Missions Program. Published in Dallas Morning News on Jan. 23, 2019