Thomas Hilton Figaro, Sr.
Thomas Hilton Figaro Sr. was born on March 19, 1934, in Rayne, Louisiana, born to James Harold Figaro and Anita Pierce Figaro. Thomas was the eldest of eleven children. Thomas was baptized as a child at Our Mother Mercy Catholic Church in Rayne, Louisiana. Thomas graduated high school at Acadia Parish Training School in Rayne, Louisiana.
After high school, Thomas joined the United States Air Force and honorably served in the Korea and Vietnam War. After serving 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, Thomas retired as a Staff Sergeant from Sheppard Air Force Base in Altus, Oklahoma. After retirement he continued to serve his country at the U.S. Post Office and retired after 34 years of service.
Thomas married Joyce Julian Figaro on June 11, 1951. Through this union, five children were born, Thomas Hilton Figaro Sr; Ella Fay Figaro; Daniel Ray Figaro; Steven James Figaro and Kirkland Joseph Figaro. Thomas was a devoted member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and a dedicated Chair of the Knights of Peter Claver, St .Martin De Porres Court 264.
Thomas was a selfless giver committed to serving his community, his was a faithful volunteer with the meals on wheels program, consistently provided communion to the senior community and was always readily available to assist any family and friend in need. Words that best describe Thomas are a devoted Father, loyal, kind, family oriented and honest.
Thomas leaves to cherish his memories four children; one daughter Ella Faye Figaro-Scott (Oklahoma City, Ok) and three sons Daniel Ray Figaro (Houston, Texas), Steven James Figaro (Oklahoma City, Ok) and Kirkland Joseph Figaro (Oklahoma City, Ok) two daughter in- laws Carolyn Figaro (Houston, Tx) and Renee Figaro, (Oklahoma City, Ok) one son in law John Scott Sr (Oklahoma City, Ok) four brothers Oscar Figaro (Lancaster, Tx), Harrison Figaro (Rayne, La), Bennie Figaro (Rayne, La) and Carl James (Philadelphia, Pa) four sisters; Waver Figaro (Rayne, La) Dennia Guidry (Rayne, La) Fannie Benoit (Seattle, Washington) Elenora Jones (Burlington, New Jersey) and Mayola Clay (Chicago, IL) and four sisters in laws Rosa Figaro (Lancaster, Tx) Olivia Figaro (Rayne, La) Loretta Figaro (Rayne, La) and Gail Figaro (Philadelphia, Pa) Seven grandchildren Patrice Turner (Houston, Tx) Tezlyn Figaro-Turner (Orlando, Florida) Christen Figaro (Houston, Texas) Karletta Figaro (Houston, Tx), Derrick Figaro (San Antonio, Tx) Winnifred Figaro (Oklahoma City, Ok) Jarhari Johnson (Oklahoma City, Ok)KaTajh Johnson (Oklahoma City) and three great grandchildren India Winston , Christea Figaro (Houston, Tx) and Jada Turner (Orlando, Florida) and his close friend Sarah Lavalais
Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Anita Figaro; wife, Joyce Figaro; son, Thomas Figaro Jr.; brother, Donald Figaro Sr.; sister, Lourllea Figaro; and two grand children, Kareem Figaro and Daniel Ray Figaro Jr.