Tommy Neathery

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Bio updated: 6/09/2021Click on the picture to the left to enlarge it.I grew up in El Reno, OK and graduated EHS in the class of 1999. I have a twin brother named, Chad!!! Most people around here know him if even if they don't know me, LOL. I attended Oklahoma City University and obtained a Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Accounting. For about 11 years had lived in Yukon, OK. I married my beautiful and amazing wife Amy on February 15, 2013 which happened to be my parents 33rd Wedding Anniversary. My wife and I bought my childhood dream house and her dream house here in El Reno on August 14, 2015!!! Hard to believe it has been five years that we have lived here now. I pinch myself every day. The home is a two-story colonial with balcony and three columns. The home was built sometime between July 1908 and Spring 1909. We are beyond excited to own this amazing historic home!!! We live on what was the original route of 66 highway through town.We lost our Beloved Labrador Retriever Oakley in February 2018!!! He is the big one in the photo. He is/was my very sweet "Boo Bear"!!! Always had a smile even up to the end at age 12 years old.I was made a Master Mason in the Masonic Lodge in February 2018. Now working to get my proficiency. On September 5, 2018, I received my "Welcome Letter" to the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in Guthrie, OK. I took the degrees at the reunion weekend in October 2018.I am a record keeper at heart. This is a great place to share some of the information that I have and hopefully help others in their research as well. I spend a lot of time walking the cemeteries and getting information and photos for the memorials, but my purpose is not to have "ownership" of them, but to make as many available for family, loved ones and genealogy researchers that I can.If I can help someone find information about their relatives by posting an old obituary it makes it worth my time. If I have made an entry that needs correction or if you would like it transferred, please just let me know and I'll be happy to help.If you want to contact me with information, links or corrections for any of my memorials, please use the "Suggest A Correction" (SAC) link on the "Edit" tab of the memorial. **** If you volunteer on this website and decide you no longer want to maintain the records please transfer your records to someone who has an active account and willing to take over the records. I am one of many willing to take over records. This really will help reduce duplicates. It would also be a good idea to leave someone instructions on how to do make these transfers should you go inactive without warning. ***** Thank You (Borrowed from another FAG Contributor)"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal." ~ Albert Pike"He who endeavors to serve, to benefit, and improve the world, is like a swimmer, who struggles against a rapid current, in a river lashed into angry waves by the winds. Often, they roar over his head, often they beat him back and baffle him. Most men yield to the stress of the current... Only here and there the stout, strong heart and vigorous arms struggle on toward ultimate success." ~ Albert Pike"Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality." ~ Dalai Lama XIV"I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love." ~ Leo Buscaglia"No matter who you are, you will be put abed at last with a shovel."- Austin O'Malley, M.D. (October 1, 1858 - February 26, 1932)Thy Word Have I Hid in Mine HeartThat I might NotSin Against TheePsalm 119:11"As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death."~ Leonardo da Vinci"Love is stronger than death even though it can't stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can't separate people from love. It can't take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death." ~ Unknown"The spirit of brotherhood recognizes of necessity both the need of self-help and also the need of helping others in the only way which every ultimately does great good, that is, of helping them to help themselves." ~ Theodore Roosevelt (American 26th US President (1901-09), 1858-1919)"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on." ~ Winston Churchill"I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter." ~ Winston Churchill"Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows." ~ Pope Paul VI quotes (Italian Pope. 1897-1978)"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I have not lived." ~ Henry David Thoreau quotes (American Essayist, Poet and Philosopher, 1817-1862)"You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment." ~ Henry David Thoreau"Show me your burial grounds and I'll show you a measure of the civility of a community." ~ Benjamin FranklinA good character is the best tombstone.Those who loved you will remember.Carve your name on hearts, not on marble."Time is like a river made up of the events which happen, and a violent stream; for as soon as a thing has been seen, it is carried away, and another comes in its place, and this will be carried away too." ~ Marcus AureliusDear Ancestor,Your tombstone stands among the rest, neglected and alone,The name, the date, are chiseled out in weather-beaten stone.It reaches out for all to see, it is too late to mourn,You did not know I would exist, you died and I was born.Yet each of us are part of you, in flesh, in blood, in bone,And in my breast there beats a pulse entirely not my own.Dear Ancestor, the place you filledOne hundred years agoSpreads out among the ones you leftWho would have loved you so.I wonder if you lived and loved, I wonder if you knewThat someday I would find this spot, and come to visit you.~Author: Walter Butler Palmer (1908)GenealogyGenealogy begins as an interest,Becomes a hobby;Continues as an avocation,Takes over as an obsession,And in its last stages,Is an incurable disease.--Author Unknown"Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on, and cherished memories never fade because a loved one's gone. Those we love can never be more than a thought apart, for as long as there is memory, they'll live on in the heart."– Author Unknown"Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven,Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels."~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow∼My parents both retired from the Federal Correctional Institution here in El Reno, OK."There is much in the roll of a law enforcement officer that changes over the years. Two factors remain constant: A dedication to serve and a willingness to make whatever sacrifices are required" –Unknown∼AwayBy: James Whitcomb RileyI cannot say, and I will not sayThat he is dead- . He is just away!With a cheery smile, and a wave of the handHe has wandered into an unknown land,And left us dreaming how very fairIt needs must be, since he lingers there.And you- O you, who the wildest yearnFor the old-time step and the glad return- ,Think of him faring on, as dearIn the love of There as the love of Here;And loyal still, as he gave the blowsOf his warrior-strength to his country's foes- .Mild and gentle, as he was brave- ,When the sweetest love of his life he gaveTo simple things- : Where the violets grewBlue as the eyes they were likened to,The touches of his hands have strayedAs reverently as his lips have prayed:When the little brown thrush that harshly chirredWas dear to him as the mocking-bird;And he pitied as much as a man in painA writhing honey-bee wet with rain- .Think of him still as the same, I say:He is not dead- he is just away!James Whitcomb Riley∼Splendour in the Grass"What though the radiancewhich was once so brightBe now for ever taken from my sight,Though nothing can bring back the hourOf splendour in the grass,of glory in the flower,We will grieve not, rather findStrength in what remains behind;In the primal sympathyWhich having been must ever be;In the soothing thoughts that springOut of human suffering;In the faith that looks through death,In years that bring the philosophic mind."William Wordsworth∼

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