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“I can't believe it has been a year. My thoughts and prayers were with all of you last week. ”
1 of 20 | Posted by: Carol Piza - Round Rock, TX

“Tom was a good friend of my family (Roland & Frances Warner). I knew Tom from time I was 7 years old and he was already in high school. I had a mad...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Sherry Warner - Cedar Park, TX

“I just returned from a business trip in Florida and read today that Tom had passed away on July 7th. Tom, Pat White and I were best friends in high...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Gary Warner - Bastrop, TX

“I remember meeting Tom the first time...he was with Lisa. We were in New Braunfels celebrating my son's birthday and he came along with her. He was...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Cheryl Fritts Ray - Austin, TX

“A sighting here, a ride there... seems like our paths often crossed and every time you made me feel like we were great friends... your genuine and...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Christina - Austin , TX - friend

“Tom, we will never, ever forget the friendship we shared. You were an amazing man. You never once disappointed us in any way. You were always a...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Debbie Ryan - Dripping Springs, TX

“Tom, you will be missed. You were such an amazing person. _Kelsey and Eric Kilter To Lisa, and Family, "Blessed are those who mourn, For...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Kelsey Kilter - Harker Heights, TX

“We're all still in shock. I will always treasure my friendship with both Tom and Troy, and will make a special effort to never forget how much they...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Mark A Johnson - Spicewood, TX

“"In Loving Memory of Tom" ”
9 of 20 | Posted by: Gayla Altom - DFW, TX - Friends

“I visited with Tom at our 30 year highschool reunion and enjoyed catching up with him at that time. He was missed at the 40th (a couple of weeks ago)...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Ann Stephens (King) - TX

“When I first met Tom, he did not hesitate to come up to me and hug me. He whispered in my ear, " You are my cousin now and don't you ever forget that...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Liesa Conklin - Austin, TX

“There is a big hole in the Universe where Tom used to be...He will live in our hearst and souls forever. So many memories so much fun and laughter.....Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Katherine Tanton - Austin, TX

“Tom has left a beautiful memory in everyones heart! It didn't matter who you were, what you did or where you came from he touched your life with...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Linda McCarty - Temple, TX

“We have many good memories of rides, events and good old gatherings with Tom's smiling face and his gentle wisecracks. His passing has left a hole...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Kathy Weed - Austin, TX - Friend

“On behalf of the membership of Local #135, I want to express our heartfelt sorrow for the loss of Brother Fairbrother. ”
15 of 20 | Posted by: Richard Dee - Texas City, TX

“I am so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Tom and I were students together at Holy Cross High School. He was always smiling and happy. Although I hadn...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Anne Marie Martinec Larsen - TX

“Lisa: Our hearts go out to you during your tragic loss. I only met Tom once, but I knew from that one meeting that he was a very kind man and...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Debbie Gallaway, Nancy Green, Beverlly Boggs (The Wright Girls) - TX

“Of my goodness, so many wonderful memories. He would carry our son Jody (four at the time) around on his sholders. Tom, Troy, and Paul helped us...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Judy and Dale Armstrong - Austin, TX

“I will always remember how kind Tom was. He would visit my parents who lived down the street from his parents. I have wonderful memories of going...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Mary Sue (Allbright) Thompson - TX

“Tom was a great guy. All of us girls loved having him live down on the corner of the street. He always had a smile on his face, and a friendly...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Mary Rushing Petrosky


Tom Fairbrother, age 58, died on July 7 as a result of a construction accident at the University of Texas in Dallas. Tom was born on January 14, 1954 to Thomas William Fairbrother and Yvonne Wendell Fairbrother. He was born and spent a portion of his youth in New Jersey, but moved to Texas in 1968. He graduated from Sidney Lanier High School in 1972 and then attended classes at Texas State University.

At the time of his death, Tom was doing what he loved the most; building. Through his company, Texas Erectors, Tom worked on many large projects throughout Texas and enjoyed every minute of it.
His other passions in life were motorcycles, reading, traveling, friends, faith, and family.

Tom is survived by his siblings Roger and Rene Fairbrother of Cedar Park, Michele Douglas (children Daniel, Dana, Debra) of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Paul and Diana Fairbrother (children Joanna, Nicholas, Colleen) of Austin and his girlfriend Lisa Rother of Austin. He is also survived by his uncle, Walter Joseph Fairbrother of Riverside, New Jersey.

Memorial services will be held at 10AM, July 14th at Weed-Corley-Fish, 3125 N. Lamar. Burial will follow at Austin Memorial Park.