Thomas Droddy

April 21, 1946 - September 16, 2023

Thomas Lynn Droddy of Lumberton, Texas, passed away on September 16, 2023, at home surrounded by family and friends.

Thomas was born on April 21, 1946, in Elizabeth, Louisiana. He went on to serve in the U.S. Army in Korea, before retiring from Entergy with 40 years of service. He was a graduate of Pitkin High School. Thomas had a passion for coaching youth league baseball teams and was an avid outdoorsman. He was often seen attending his grandkids’ sporting events and enjoyed hunting deer and squirrels. In his own words, he said his greatest accomplishments were, “My kids and grandchildren.” Tommy was a faithful Dallas Cowboy and PNG Indian fan.

Thomas is survived by his son, Shane Droddy; daughter, Latane and Juan Rodriguez; stepson, Mike and Beth Howland; stepson, David and Cindy Howland; grandsons, Richie and Madison Droddy and Dalton Droddy; granddaughters, Jacie Droddy and Kylee Droddy; grandsons, Mason Droddy and Jordan Rodriguez; granddaughter, Jaida Rodriguez; and grandsons, Bret Howland and AJ Howland; great-granddaughter, Emma Droddy; great-grandson, Crockett Howland; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; and dear friends whom he loved dearly.

Thomas was preceded in death by his wife, Emily Droddy; father, Dave Johnson; biological father, Mitchell Droddy; biological mother, Arnett Ray; mother, Vergie Johnson; brother, Maurice Droddy; sister, Patsy Droddy; brothers, Jr Johnson and Jimmy Johnson; and sister, Billie Ray Perkins.

A gathering of Mr. Droddy’s family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Saturday, September 23, 2023, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675.


Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • September 23, 2023
  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Comments (7)

    Mark Callender says:

    So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Worked with him during the old GSU days. May God’s grace shine upon your family and give you peace.

    Sal says:

    Worked with Tom many years. He was a great guy and will be missed. Prayers to the family.

    Bill and Sandy Griffin says:

    So sorry to read this. We knew Tom from our GSU days and then working storms after we all retired. Had a lot of fun and worked hard. We will remember the good times. Prayers to you all. Bill and Sandy.

    Daniel W. Williams Sr. says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. I worked with him back in the Gulf States Utilities days in Port Arthur. I really guy, who was very knowledgeable. He will be missed. My condolences to his family.

    Beverly Williams says:

    I worked for Tom in the Port Arthur Meter Department. He and his wife were very nice people. My condolences to the family.

    Mack Hamilton says:

    We send our deepest sympathy to Tom’s family. Worked many years at Gulf States/Entergy and visited often with he and Emily. They will be missed.

    Dwight Pittman says:

    Very sorry to hear about Tommy’s passing, he was a good friend and at one time a hunting partner. Sincere condolences for the family. Many share your grief.

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