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Thomas Monette Sewell, Jr., 87, of Blooming Grove passed away Jan. 27, 2018 after a short illness. His companion of 40 years, Carol Gaines, of Houston, was with him. Other family members were close by. Tom was born in Blooming Grove Aug. 18, 1930 to Beulah and Thomas Monette Sewell, Sr. He graduated from Baylor University and University of Texas School of Law. He practiced law in Houston for 30 years at the prestigious firm of Fulbright & Jaworski. After retiring, Tom moved back to Blooming Grove to operate a cattle business on his parents' land. He built his home there as well.
During their years together, Tom and Carol enjoyed square dancing, music, movies and traveling. They made many trips to National Parks in the western United States and to various destinations in Europe. Tom was an accomplished artist working primarily in watercolors. Favorite subjects were his beloved cattle and dogs, and amazing scenes from his widespread travels.
He was preceded in death by his parents Beulah and Net Sewell, his sister Mollie Sewell Smith and his brother Bill Sewell.
He is survived by seven nieces and nephews, Lynn Pearson of Waco, Susan and Charlie Hoffmeyer of New Ulm, Gayl Newton of San Antonio, Griff Smith of Caldwell, Bilray and Chely Sewell of Charlotte, North Carolina, Ivette and Jack Conway of St. Louis, Missouri, and Kari Sewell and husband Joe Morales of Ashville, North Carolina. He also is survived by his much-loved companion Carol Gaines, many great nieces and great nephews and his precious dogs Chula, Cody and Giada.
The family greatly appreciates the help and love given to Tom by neighbors Paula and Trae Southard and Baldo Ferrer.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, in the pavilion at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Tom's memory to your favorite charity.
An online guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com
Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Published on January 31, 2018
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