March 27, 1948 - August 13, 2012
Thomas Rayner Kopecky was born 27 March 1948 and went to live with the Lord on 13 August 2012. He graduated from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Services in1984 and worked for several years in the funeral service industry in the Dallas area. In the early eighties, he worked with the David Wilkerson Ministries. He moved to Tyler, Texas in 1988. Whatever endeavor he attempted, he was always good at it.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Joseph Willis and Beulah Elizabeth Kopecky of San Antonio; his grandparents, Dr. Joseph and Golda Kopecky of San Antonio and grandparents, Frederick H. and Beulah Jeanette Rayner of Hitchcock; brother Samuel Rayner Kopecky (Pam) of Auckland, New Zealand and nephew, Sean Michael Hughston of Boerne.
He is survived by his wife, Lisa Suzanne (Hughes) Kopecky of Tyler; brothers, Joseph Kopecky (Connie) of San Antonio, Dr. Charles Rayner Kopecky of Houston; sister, Beulah Ann Hughston (Thomas) of Boerne; Joshua Beasley of Dallas whom he loved as his own son, many nieces, nephews, cousins and Uncle Gene Colbert (Dot) of San Antonio and Aunt Jeanne Deaquier of Hitchcock, and his faithful and constant companion of six years, his Golden Retriever, Champ.
Visitation will be from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm with the funeral services beginning at 1:00 pm on Sunday, August 19, 2012 in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts to World Challenge Ministries or the SPCA. He will be missed by all who were privileged to know him.
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