Thomas "Tom" Gerard McNichols passed away suddenly at the age of 56 on Friday, July 25, 2014, at home. Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home in Colleyville. A reception celebrating Tom's life will follow. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project and support veterans returning home. Tom was born Feb. 19, 1958, and spent his early years growing up in the Chicago area. He later moved to Houston, where he spent his middle and high school years. He attended Stratford High School in Houston, where he played baseball and football. He attended the University of Texas
at Austin, where he was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. He worked for Fidelity investments for about 25 years, MFS for three years and TD Ameritrade for five years. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, George and Betty McNichols; and daughter, Mary Katherine "Katie" McNichols. Survivors: His wife of 33 years, Karen McNichols; and daughters, Megan Clark and husband, Stephen, Shannon McNichols and Erin McNichols.