Tom H. Wilson

tom wilson

June 28, 1942 ~ August 12, 2023

Born in: Napier, New Zealand
Resided in: College Station, Texas

Tom Wilson, a loving brother, husband, father, koro, uncle, brother-in-law and friend passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2023 in Bryan, Texas. Tom was born and raised in Napier, New Zealand growing up along Westshore Beach and was the second oldest of 12 siblings. Westshore Beach was the Wilson kids’ playground, and there were many stories told about fishing adventures and catching black swans. He attended Westshore school where he excelled to Dux of the school. At 15 he left New Zealand and traveled to Australia where he lived for 15 years before returning home. During those years, Tom was an avid surfer and a surf life saver. While back home in New Zealand he continued his surf lifesaving and started playing rugby for the Napier Pirates Rugby Club, where he also coached the Pirates Colts rugby team. He worked for Hawkes Bay Reinforcing Company before eventually opening his own company, Marson-Wilson Reinforcing along with his mate.

Rugby would eventually lead him to his love, Beverly, who was in New Zealand visiting her Nana, Nan and other relatives. It was her cousin that introduce them, and they were married in New Zealand, on December 9, 1978. Eventually, wanting to be closer to Beverly’s family, led to the decision to head back to Texas where he worked for the City of College Station. After running marathons in New Zealand, he ran a few in Texas before running half marathons with Beverly and his sisters-in-law. After retiring from the City and a short stint back in New Zealand in the mid 90’s, Tom worked for an environmental company, Entact, that would end up taking him all over the United States and to Puerto Rico before his retirement.

Tom is preceded in death by his father Harry Wilson, his mother Reremoana “Rose” Paora, his brother Allan Wilson and sister Mary Kirton.
He is survived by his love, Beverly (Arnold) Wilson, of College Station, TX, daughter, Stacy and her husband Adam Borgfeld, of Madisonville, TX, son Matthew and his wife Jessica (Allen) Wilson of Coppell, TX, and son Jeremy McClintock of Eaton, Western Australia, along with his grandchildren, Ryan Kinsey, Madaline Wilson, Bryce Wilson, Presley Wilson, Blake Borgfeld, Cody Borgfeld, Toby McClintock, Ava McClintock and Zella McClintock, his sisters Liz, Berry, Margaret, Leonie, Jane, and brothers Harold, John, Harry, Richard and half siblings Stanley and Tania along with many nieces and nephews.

Tom’s love of the ocean, the All Blacks and the Texas A&M Aggies are well known throughout the family, but, his greatest love was his family. Tom’s greatest joy was being able to watch his children and grandchildren playing and participating in all their various sports and activities and being right there on the side to cheer them on.

There will be a celebration of Tom’s life on Sunday, August 27, 2023 at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan, Texas at 2:00pm. His ashes will be taken home to New Zealand at a later date to celebrate his life with his whanau and friends before the scattering of his ashes at Westshore Beach.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to the Blessing Box at Rock Prairie Baptist Church 5000 Rock Prairie Road, College Station, TX 77845 In Memory of Tom Wilson

Services

Memorial Service: August 27, 2023 2:00 pm

Room: Bluebonnet Chapel

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801

979-822-3717
https://callawayjones.com

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  1. So sad, so sudden. Rest my dear brother, I have been left with awesome memories of times with you Tom. Westshore will be blessed having your ashes laid at our place of birth. Families are together through all Eternity brother Tom..Brother Alan & you can now catch some waves together in Heavenly Father’s beach now. My deepest condolences to Beverly and Whanau much Aroha Arohanui Richard and Charlotte ❤❤

  2. We never had the privilege of meeting Matt’s dad but feel we knew / know Tom and Beverly through updates of their trips back to NZ from our Whanau. Tena rawa atu koe i to aitua nui – With deepest sympathy for your loss. Our love and prayers are with you all. Arohanui, Rhonda & Jack Te Whetu (Auntie & Uncle of Lea)

  3. Mate you were good at no8. Glad we had the chance to have breakfast together when you here in NZ. we will miss you and your nips. Love Wen and Stew Marson

  4. Moe mai ra Uncle, even though we didn’t know you well the last couple of times we caught up was magical. Rest easy god bless Jamie, Sylz, Jade and Jordan❤️❤️❤️

  5. I remember the small chats and laughs we had in Napier when we were both there at the same time.
    Sleep well uncle

  6. Rest In Peace my beloved Brother in Law. Nana Hanna reassured me you were a good person and it would be alright. She was so right. What a wonderful, supportive brother in law you were.
    You will be tremendously missed. I will always know you are there in spirit.
    Supportive prayers to family.
    Love and Blessing, Nancy

  7. Beverly , so sorry to hear about your husband. Just know that you are in my prayers, I enjoyed the times we shared when I worked at A&M and you helped me so many times. Will always love you,

  8. Alma 40:12. When the physical body dies, the spirit continues to live. In the Spirit world, the spirits of the righteous ” are received in the state of happiness, which is called Paradise, a state of rest, a state of peace, where they shall rest from all their troubles and from all care, and sorrow. My brother Tom you are in Paradise with our Mum, dad, sister Mary and brother Alan..” Wait for me out the back with brother Alan and we will catch the next wave together aat that beach they call Paradise..Arohanui my dear bro Much Aroha Richard & Charlotte ❤❤

  9. Were all with you to say our final goodbyes to Tom. Lots of love, The Warners- Alan, Sue, Kayne and Aimee

  10. E te rangatira Uncle Tom, moe mai i nga moengaroa i runga te aroha o te Atua i te taha o tou tipuna. Nga mihi aroha ki Auntie Bev, Matt, Stacey nga mokopuna, a, ko koutou whanau hoki. Nga manaaki me tiaki o te Atua ki a koutou. Mai Matau te Wilson whanau o Te Taha (Westshore) o Ahuriri (Napier).


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