3/6/1945 – 11/20/2019
Thomas Eberle Honeyman was born in Santa Barbara, California, on March 6, 1945, to Boyd Felton Honeyman, Sr. and his wife, Stella Ruth Brown Honeyman. He passed away on Nov. 20, 2019, in Amarillo, Texas, at age 74.
Tom, known to family and friends as “Tommy,” was predeceased by his parents and his sister-in-law, Sheila Moriarity Honeyman. He is survived by his brother, Boyd Felton Honeyman, Jr. (Karen) of Fillmore, California; nephews, Robert Eugene Honeyman of Shasta, California, and Michael Thomas Honeyman (wife Anna); and grandniece Stella Alise Honeyman of Ventura, California.
Tom had extended family in Texas where he made his residence since 2006. He is survived there by aunts, uncles and cousins, including Ruby and Ralph Amparano of Amarillo who were his loving caregivers in the last years of his life.
Tom grew up in Carpinteria and was a longtime resident of that city, where he oversaw the care of his late parents. Following his service with the U.S. Army in the 1960s, Mr. Honeyman was employed by the Carpinteria Water District until his retirement. Along with his family, he was a member of the Carpinteria Methodist Church and participated in its youth groups.
Following a visitation at the LaGrone-Blackburn Shaw Funeral Home on Nov. 22, a graveside service and burial was held at Llano Cemetery in Amarillo on Nov. 23, 2019.