Ardmore native Thomas Harry “Tom” Whitmore, 80, passed away peacefully at his Overbrook ranch following an apparent heart attack, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018.
Tom was born Nov. 21, 1938 at Ardmore to the late Harry Edward Whitmore and Faye Irene (Cloar) Whitmore. Tom was a graduate of the Ardmore High School Class of 1957. He and the former Lahoma Rose McLaughlin were married Feb. 14, 1958 at Ardmore and celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary earlier this year. Tom and Lahoma had a collaborative and caring relationship, based on mutual support and a deep love for each other and their four children, Marilyn, Sam, Christi and Shelly.
A member of the Southwest Baptist Church, Tom had worked as a truck driver, welder, rancher and equipment operator. He could be seen regularly traveling between his Ardmore residence and Overbrook ranch, in route to check on the livestock, hay or loading some of his equipment for a project. A workaholic, Tom was a jack of all trades and master of many; he was very talented, artistic, creative, and innovative.
Tom always enjoyed a conversation with a friend; (often from two pickups parked in the middle of a country road) his smile would light up their day. A valued member of the community, Tom Whitmore will be missed, but not forgotten.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Lahoma Whitmore of the home, his son, Sam Whitmore and Darla of Overbrook, his daughters, Marilyn Ashcraft and husband, Greg, of Austin, Texas, Christi Whitmore, Ardmore, and Shelly McGlocklin, Ardmore. Tom’s grandchildren were the pride and joy of his life and include, Johnathan Ashcraft and his wife, Dana, Jacob Ashcraft, Kristen Bermea, Katelyn Ashcraft, Becky Ashcraft and Jason Ashcraft, Shayle and Sage McGlocklin, Kori Dennis and husband, David, Sarah Warner and husband, Acie; Ranie, Harlie, Ivy, and William Whitmore; great-grandchildren, Paisley and Ava Warner, Mark Dennis, Nadia Ashcraft and one soon to arrive.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in the Centennial Chapel of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home conducted by Rev. Bruce Kirby, pastor of Southwest Baptist Church.  Burial will follow at McAlister Cemetery with the assistance of Johnny Burris, Rick Jones, Jay Swindell, Johnathan Ashcraft, Danny Childers and Dale Holt serving as pallbearers. Honorary bearers include Jack Tow, Tom White, Dr. James Turrentine, Greg McDaniels, Steve Douglas, Bill Mitchell, Keith Childers, Fred Gustine, Greg Ashcraft, Jerry Ellis, Jerry Balch, Danny Balch, Bob Elliott, Harold Wayne Dudley, Jimmie Reeves, Jr., Alex Johnston, Bob Bowden, Craig Watkins, Jacob Ashcraft and Dan McMillian.
Memorials may be made to the Baptist Home for Girls or Southwest Baptist Church.
The family will host a time of visitation and support Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home. Words of comfort may be sent to the family online at www.hdouglasfuneralhome.com.