Condolence & Memory Journal


I just found out news of Tom's passing through a mutual friend. I owe many of my business acumen and leadership skills from Tom. There's so many lessons that he had taught me that I can't recount them all. One thing that will always remind me of Tom is as tough as he is in business...he's a teddy bear when it comes to his friends and family. I know that he loves you so very much because his demeanor always softens whenever he sees you. May you find peace and happiness whenever you think of Tom.

Van Nguyen

Posted by A friend   November 26, 2019

We just found out last night. I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Tom Starting in the 70's at NPC. What a standup guy, a leader, a great soul. Once during the early 90's I was working on a wish for a Make a Wish child, a Hobbit Play House and asked Tom for some help. His immediate reply was "What do you need" Once I asked Tom how he became successful and without hesitation said, " I surround myself with good people" An honor to know, work with and call you my friend. Rest in Peace Tom and sincere prayers for the family. Lynn and Judi Taylor

Posted by Lynn Taylor - Austin, TX - Friend   April 12, 2019

I was a member of Tom's sales team at NPC in Austin during the late 70's. Tom came up with F-Troop as a name for us. We sold a lot of real estate. There was plenty of competition and camaraderie. Good times!

Posted by Jack Maguire - San Antonio - Coworker   March 31, 2019

How sad to hear of Tom's passing, he was the ultimate entrepreneur, a man who put 150% into everything he did. He was a mentor to many as he inspired others to succeed not just in business, but in life. We all know what a good business man Tom was, but the most impressive thing about him to me is the love he had for his family. Sincere condolences to Dee and the family.

Posted by Dennis Sheedy - Spring, TX - Friend   January 20, 2019

Dear Dee and Family,
So sorry about your loss of Tommy. He was much loved by his schoolmates at New Port Public Schools. He was a lot of fun and we will always remember him.
Jim and Nita Kaye Vanhook Lindsey

Posted by Jim & Nita Kaye Lindsey - Fayetteville, AR   January 14, 2019

I'm so sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort give you the strength to endure. During this sad time in your life. BH

Posted by A friend   January 14, 2019

Tom was a great man, and I am proud to have had the pleasure of knowing him. I looked up to him as an example and mentor, and believe he was a true man of integrity in a business where that is hard to find. His knowledge, character, and wisdom in life and in business will be greatly missed. My prayers to Dee and the family.

Posted by Tanner Bassett - Fayetteville, AR - Friend   January 13, 2019

Dear Dee,
Am sending heartfelt sympathies to you and your family. You are in my prayers.

All Saints' love,
Gail Rosborough Furrh

Posted by A friend   January 12, 2019

Tom will leave a huge void in the lives of many. My heart aches for you all. Sending healing prayers and hugs!

Posted by Ann Rosso Rosso - Fayetteville, AR - Friend   January 12, 2019

So sad to hear of Tom's passing. I had the good fortune of working with Tom from the early 1970s through the early 1990s as a coworker and later as a business partner in the early 1990s. He was a mentor to me in many ways. The memory I have of Tom is that he was always focused and very goal oriented. But most of all he was a good friend.

Posted by Ed Keller - AUSTIN, TX - Friend   January 12, 2019

Thank you for the kind deeds of housing Austin. Hebrews 6:9,10

Posted by A friend   January 12, 2019

Sending my sincerest condolences and deepest sympathies. He will be truly missed.

Posted by Candice Sinclair - Mission Viejo, CA - Coworker   January 11, 2019

It was a pleasure knowing you Tom. My deepest sympathies to your family.

Posted by Jacqueline Curry - Fayetteville, AR - Coworker   January 11, 2019

I worked with the Buffington Company for many years. I had the pleasure to meet Mr. Buffington on a few occasions. The memory I have was that even though I was a very small part of this organization, he made me feel like I was very important to the business. He will be missed by many.

Posted by Mimi Klemm - Pflugerville, TX - Coworker   January 11, 2019

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

Posted by American Heart Association    January 11, 2019

Tom, You will always be remembered as a great leader by all the people you worked with.
It was such a privilege to work with you and learn from you. I hope you have relief and comfort in the heaven.
God bless you and your family.

Posted by Juheon Song - Fayetteville, AR - Coworker   January 11, 2019

Dee, we are so sorry for your loss. Tom was very well respected and will be missed greatly.

Posted by Jason Cook - Huntsville, AR - Coworker   January 11, 2019

This is certainly unwelcome news. I had occasion to do business with Tom in real estate in the 1980s and found him to be an upright and pleasant man. My sincere condolences to his family.

Gary Todd

Posted by Gary Todd - Austn, TX - Friend   January 11, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss our loving God promises to give you the strength to cope with the pain of your loss. He also promises to hold your hand every step of the way. Please take comfort that he does care at Isaiah 63:9 and Jeremiah 29:11,12.

Posted by A friend   January 11, 2019

Dee, I am heart broken to learn of the passing of Tom. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May the peace of the Lord be with you at this difficult time.
Love, Vickie Roan

Posted by Vickie Roan - Austin, TX - Friend   January 10, 2019

Dee and family, I am sooo sorry to hear this tragic news of Tommy's loss. God bless you all!! Tommy is with his dear mother also my friend!! Love you!!

Posted by Camille Murray - Little Rock (formerly of New, AR - Friend   January 10, 2019