Thomas Houston “Tom” McCright


Thomas Houston McCright, a beloved son, brother, father, grandfather, and uncle passed away on august 2, 2023, at the age of 76.  He was born on October 22, 1946 in Refugio, TX. He was the youngest son of Clinton Houston and Christine Harris McCright.  His family moved to Kenedy, Texas where he grew up and attended school.

After completing his education in Kenedy, Thomas proudly served his country in the United States Navy.  During his time in the Navy, he served aboard the USS Essex.  He enjoyed telling stories of his adventures during his time as a sailor.

Upon returning to Kenedy, Thomas began a career at General Mills, which was later Henkel and Aqualon.

In his leisure time, Thomas enjoyed spending time at the “81” which served as his peaceful getaway just outside of Kenedy, TX.  He spent many weekends there enjoying the country life that he cherished so much.  Thomas also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

After a life of service and accomplishments, Tom retired to his beloved ranch.  In retirement he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.  He loved riding his four wheeler around the ranch, looking for wildlife, and enjoying the view from his front porch.

He is survived by his brother John McCright, and niece Denise McCright of Rosenburg, TX; his children, Michelle McCright-Covin of Pleasanton, TX, Sandra and Alex Remschel of Shiner, TX, and four grandchildren Lane Remschel, Kade Remschel, Kara Remschel, and Hunter Covin, all of whom will hold dear memories of the special times they shared with Pawpaw.

Thomas’s life will be celebrated and honored at Eckols Funeral in Kenedy, TX on Monday, August 7, 2023. Visitation will be held from 10AM to 11AM with Services at 11AM with the Rev. Walter Hill, III officiating.  Interment with Military Honors will follow in the Kenedy Cemetery in Kenedy, TX.

We say goodbye to a loving brother, uncle, father, and Pawpaw who touched our lives in so many ways.  May Thomas’s spirit find peace and rest, knowing he will be remembered fondly with love by all whose lives he graced.