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Thomas Edward York was born March 8, 1944 in Stillwater, Oklahoma, son of Leon J. and Audrey York. Thomas graduated from Oklahoma State University then continued to Tulsa University to receive his Juris Doctor Degree. He retired as an attorney from the Social Security Administration.

Thomas, known to most as "Big Tom" loved his family, especially his new grand-daughter, Olivia and his special "grand-pup, Bella". He loved to cheer on the OSU Cowboys and enjoyed classical music. Thomas was a great cook and created lots of family memories in the kitchen and around the grill.

Big Tom had one son, Tommy, who holds a lifetime of incredible memories including traveling to Pikes Peak with his dad and especially holds close the annual Arkansas family reunions. Big Tom will be remembered for how he could crack jokes and bring laughter to everyone around him.

Thomas was preceded in death by his father, Leon J. York, mother Audrey York and brother, Jerry York. He is survived by his son, Thomas "Tommy" Edward York, Jr. and wife, Jessica and granddaughter, Olivia, Jenks, Oklahoma; sisters, Marilyn Cross, Wichita, KS and Carol McKnight, Durham, NC and a host of nieces, nephews, and family.

A visitation will be held from 5:00 - 7:00 PM, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 and a funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 22, 2016 both at Schaudt's Tulsa Funeral Service, 5757 S. Memorial Dr., Tulsa, OK. Arrangements are entrusted to Schaudt's Tulsa Funeral Service. Family and friends may send memories and condolences to the family online at www.schaudtfuneralservice.com.
Published on December 20, 2016
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