Double Oak mayor succumbs to cancer

Double Oak Mayor Tom Pidcock died early Monday at the age of 72 due to complications associated with a prolonged battle with lung cancer.

The viewing will be this Thursday 6:00pm to 9:00pm (Rosary at 7:00pm) at:
Flower Mound Family Funeral Home
3550 Firewheel Drive
Flower Mound, TX 75028
(972) 691-2802

Pidcock’s Funeral will be held on Friday at 9 a.m. at:
St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church
1897 W. Main Street
Lewisville, TX 75067-3250

Burial will be at:
Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas, TX 75211

The following statement was released Monday by the Town of Double Oak:

It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of Mayor Thomas J. Pidcock.

On Monday, July 16, 2012 Town Council and Staff were notified by Mayor Pidcock’s family that he had died due to complications associated with a prolonged illness.

Mayor Pidcock was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, and selfless servant to the community of Double Oak and the United States of America.  Tom believed in placing the needs of citizens first and spent a lifetime defending the nation and serving our community.  Tom believed in, and adhered to, the ideals contained in the Oath of Office sworn to each and every time he was promoted in the military or elected to council. 

Mayor Pidcock served two years in the Navy and 33 years in the Army where he obtained the rank of Command Sergeant Major.  Mayor Pidcock’s distinguished military career ended in 2000 with his retirement.  Command Sergeant Major Pidcock was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and the Legion of Merit during his military career. 

Tom was elected to Town Council multiple times and was serving as our Mayor at the time of his passing.

Tom loved his wife, family and Town of Double Oak.  Mayor Pidcock’s many years of service to the town has contributed to making Double Oak a wonderful place to live and raise a family.  He will be missed by all of his current and former colleagues on the Town Council, staff, residents and the many organizations he was affiliated with.

Mayor Pro Tem Mike Donnelly, a former Double Oak mayor himself, is handling Pidcock’s day to day duties at town hall. The town council cancelled their scheduled meeting tonight and will meet again on Aug. 6.

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