William Douglas "Tom" Arbogast Jr.
1954 - 2020
Guardian Funeral Home
Fort Worth, TX
William "Tom" Douglas Arbogast Jr.
July 15, 1954 - November 20, 2020
Fort Worth, Texas - William "Tom" Douglas Arbogast Jr, 66, passed away November 20, 2020 peacefully at home.
Graveside service: 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation 1 hour prior at Guardian Funeral Home.
Tom was born July 15, 1954 to William and Ethlyn Arbogast in New Orleans, LA. He graduated from Everman High School in 1972. He studied photography at Sam Houston State. He worked at W.W. Grainger and as a photographer at Lockheed Martin for 37 years. Tom retired from Lockheed in March 2018. Tom also did photography for many community activities and events. He married Jackie in August 1987. They have one daughter, Sarah. Together Tom and Jackie enjoyed traveling, visiting the Texas coast, and going out to eat.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents; and brother James Lee.
He is survived by his wife; daughter; future son in law, Randy; and numerous family, friends, and coworkers.

Published by Star-Telegram on Nov. 23, 2020.
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Guardian Funeral Home
5704 JAMES AVE, Fort Worth, TX
Graveside service
Laurel Land Memorial Park
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What a very special, kind, caring man! Although I haven’t seen you in years, I am so glad we were able to talk and catch up this last couple of months. We shared so many laughs and special moments when Sarah was little. Jackie and Sarah, hold on to all the memories (God knows there are so many) My heart hurts for you both and may you seek comfort knowing how much you meant to him and how much he meant to many of us.
Much love,
Tammy Briley
Tammy Briley
November 29, 2020
Sincerest condolences to Tom’s wife, daughter, and family. May you feel his love always with you and may you find comfort in sweet memories of his love for you.

I knew Tom as the friendly photographer at Lockheed. He was quiet and kind. Smiling and friendly to all. Throughout the years at Lockheed he was there during employees’ celebrations, with camera in hand and generous with his time to make sure he could memorialize special moments. Patient. Kind. Always acknowledging and greeting people wherever he walked. So many people were touched by his life. Tom was a part of so many people’s special moments. Very special and kind soul. Years ago when my daughter was young and Lockheed had a family day, he snapped a candid picture of 3 moms and their kids. I was one of those. One day out of the blue as I was walking through the factory, he recognized me and made sure to give me and my fellow friends photos of that special moment. Truly kind and intentional people, like Tom, are a blessing to everyone who they cross paths with.

Our prayers are with you. God bless you all.
Liz McLain
November 23, 2020
Fred Clingerman
November 23, 2020
“Arbo”, as I knew him at Lockheed, was a kind, gentle soul. I enjoyed getting to know him over the years, assisting him on several photo assignments, eating lunch with him at work and sitting with him at the annual cookouts held by Mark Musselman. Seeing him almost daily for 15 years at work, his sense of humor, sweet smile and kind eyes would always make me smile and brighten up my day. He touched everyone he met with his big heart and will be missed greatly.
Gina Efinger
November 23, 2020
God saw that he was getting tired,
a cure was not to be,
so he put his arms around him
and whispered "Come with me."
With tearful eyes you saw him go,
and softly fade away,
and though you loved him dearly,
you could not make him stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
hard working hands at rest;
God broke your heart to prove to you,
He only takes the best. Anonymous
Sharon Chester Walters
November 23, 2020
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