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 Tommie Price “T.P.” Golding

Tommie Price “T.P.” Golding

Birth
Dublin, Erath County, Texas, USA
Death 15 Sep 2001 (aged 101)
Brownwood, Brown County, Texas, USA
Burial San Saba, San Saba County, Texas, USA
Plot L-06f
Memorial ID 103785841 · View Source
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T. P. Golding, 101, of San Saba, passed away Saturday, September 15, 2001, in Brownwood.

He was born September 6, 1900. in Dublin, Texas, the son of John Reid Golding and Pearl Price Golding. He was a country boy, riding his horse four miles from his father's 250 acre cattle ranch to Dublin. He tied his horse behind Mr. Maurice Reid's Ford dealership and walked to school. When T.P. was 15, he went to work full time at the dealership, washing windows and cleaning floors while learning the car business from the ground up.

On September 15, 1920, T. P. Golding and Florence Bowden were married in Lingleville, Texas. In 1938, Mr. Reid and T.P. came to San Saba and bought a dealership. They co-owned San Saba Ford and Mercury until 1948, when he assumed full control and changed the name to Golding Motors. In 1945, Paul Golding started working for his father at the dealership. Always a team, father and son went quail hunting together every fall, a passion the older Golding enjoyed for decades. He had owned his share of good pointers down through the years. T.P. was a good field trainer of the dogs, a long-time patron of field trials, and a great field trial judge. On several occasions, the Permian Bird Dog and Sportsman's Club of Big Spring, used him for one of their judges.

At his 100th birthday party, he was named Mayor for the Day, Tommie Golding Day and a representative from Ford Motor Company recognized him as the Oldest Living Ford Dealer in the World. When asked what did he attribute his long life to he said, "I always believed in, and urged, my customers to buy the Extended Warranty."

Tommie was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and his sister, Ruth. Services were held September 18, 2001, at the First Baptist Church in San Saba with the Revs. Jack Riley, Sam Crosby and John Shero officiating. Interment followed in San Saba City Cemetery.

San Angelo Standard Times.

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  • Created by: k
  • Added: 19 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103785841
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tommie Price “T.P.” Golding (6 Sep 1900–15 Sep 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103785841, citing San Saba City Cemetery, San Saba, San Saba County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by k (contributor 46989885) .