On October 6, Thomas E. “Tommy” Foyt, Jr. passed away, losing his battle with cancer. Tommy was a resident of Taylor, Texas and maintained a country home in Mumford in the Brazos valley near Bryan.
Tommy was a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where he was a member of the DKE fraternity. After graduating from the University of Texas, Tommy enrolled in the University of Texas Dental School in Houston where he obtained his D.D.S. After practicing general dentistry in Houston, Tommy moved to Taylor, Texas where he established a successful dental practice for over 30 years.
Tommy had a life long love for fishing, hunting and outdoor life. For many years, Tommy invited friends and family down to the Mumford farm for some exceptional dove hunts and fishing on the family owned stretch of the Brazos river where his uncle Dick maintained a rustic fishing camp.
During the last few years, Tommy and his wife, Audette, restored the old Foyt farmhouse where Tommy grew up and used it as a weekend home and hunting camp. During his last days, Tommy chose to stay in Mumford at the old family farm.
Tommy is survived by his wife, Audette Corpora Foyt, his son Joseph Thomas Foyt, daughters, Aissa Foyt and Elizabeth Tellier, a new grandson, Logan Tellier, and his sister, Barbara Collier Foyt. Tommy was a unique individual who was always a congenial host in Mumford and fine friend. He will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him.
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