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Thomas Jefferey Cargill


05/18/1988 - 02/05/2014 Obituary
Thomas Jefferey Cargill Obituary
Tommy was born in Bakersfield, CA on May 18th, 1988 and WALKED ON HIS OWN TWO FEET, hand-in-hand to heaven with his father Jesus Christ on February 5th, 2014. Tommy passed away peacefully due to an unexpected illness while surrounded by his family and loved ones.
He is survived by his mother Bonnie Nakagawa and her husband Gary, his father Bill Cargill and his wife Stacy, his sisters Mallorie McClintock and her husband Kyle, Michelle Martin and her husband Derick along with their three children Trent, Luke, and Tatum. Tommy also leaves behind his grandparents Lois Short, and Bill and Lily Cargill as well as his aunts, uncles, cousins, and step brother and sisters. He was preceded in death by his grandfather Tommy Tucker.
Tommy attended McKinley and Hart Elementary Schools before moving on to Stockdale High School and most recently was involved with the MOVE program at BARC. Upon his birth Tommy was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and throughout his life he developed a passion as an advocate for people who had similar disabilities. He spent the past several years using the gift of his talker to give touching speeches at fundraisers for various organizations around town.
Tommy was a thrill-seeker in every sense of the term. He loved to ride his tricked-out Rhino at the sand dunes with his family and friends and every year he took "his" trip to North Lake Tahoe with his family to go skiing at the Adaptive Ski School. His family cherishes fond memories of trips to their home at Lake Naciemento where he would spend countless hours being pulled behind the boat on his tube catching some rays. If it went fast and jumped high Tommy wanted a piece of the action. Tommy was a lovable, affectionate son and the biggest fan of his sisters. He spent countless hours cheering on his sister Mallorie at her basketball games and sitting in the stands watching his sister Michelle cheer. Being confined to a wheelchair all of his life never slowed Tommy down. He always had the best seat in the house. Tommy was a friend to everyone and was always seen with a huge smile on his face. We know he is now walking, talking, dancing, and smiling down upon us. Cheers Tommy, until we meet again. We love you.
Services will be held for Tommy on Saturday February 8th, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Laurelglen Bible Church located at 2801 Ashe Rd. Reception to follow at the church.
Published in Bakersfield Californian from Feb. 7 to Feb. 8, 2014
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