Tommie you and Bill were really good to Bobbie & me back in La Barge. Can't write enough good about him but just say he was a great example for us. He will live on in our oil field stories.
Barry Warren (Paris, TX)
Very sorry to hear of Bill's passing, he will always be part of the "Corbell and Ketchum" team to me. He was the one who hired me back in 1974 in Jay, Florida. As a boss he was for sure a working mans friend.
Wanted to thank your FAMILY FOR SHARING THE PICTURES OF YOUR LIFE JOURNEY FROM THE START TO THE CHECK OUT LINE, VERY NICE OF THEM TO SHARE THIS WITH US AND NOW i KNOW WHAT i ALSO NEED TO PUT ON MY BUCKET LIST, FROM THE START TO THE END, VERY GOOD PICTURE OF YOU WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS
PS, still remember when Pat & I with the kids came down to Port Lavaca from louise,Texas for a visit with you and Tommie, Pat still remember getting bit by yellow jackets and slipping down the bank into the water and had a hell of a time getting back up and the kids had a great time in your pool
Hey BILL, just in case they haven't shut this down yet, "RIP" from the "MUDMAN", still remember working with you at the JAY'S GAS PLANT START UP on the night shift when we where cleaning valves on the compressors and Ted P was on the BIG HAMMER when the HAMMER WRENCH got knocked off the head bolts and HIT YOU IN THE HEAD & BUSTED your glasses and knocked you out for a few seconds and we all thought we might of had killed you back then, but you came around and asked us why we where standing around you and was wondering how we where going to explain this, don't thing we ever saw a accident report wrote up on this,
BET THIS WAS JUST ONE OF MANY GOOD STORIES WE SHARED WITH YOU.
LIKE I SAID RIP and it was a PLEASUE KNOWNING AND WORKING WITH YOU
BOB "MUDMAN" PONCIK
Dear Tommie, We're very sorry to learn of your loss. Please accept from Carmen and myself our deepest condolences . Bill was a very special person, and I feel privleged to have gotten to know him and work with him, both in Pensacola and later at KRGP. I have many great memories of Bill that I will never forget, whether it was a going-away party at the mud-hole, or his great contributions in absorbing the gas plants from the CC District into the KRGP, or the way he inspired respect, loyalty, and trust from all he met. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.