Thomas "Tom" Louis Karkoska, 81, passed away December 21, 2015. He was born September 23, 1934 in Jarrell, Texas to Louis and Elizabeth Karkoska. Tom served in the U.S. Army, he also worked for 40 years for FESCO, Inc.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years Laura Karkoska, two daughters, Carol (John) Pepper of Blanco, Texas and Judy (Kelly) Nunn of Robinson, Texas, two sons Jerry Karkoska of San Antonio and Tommy (Susan) Karkoska, Jr. of Austin, Texas, brother Robert (Mary Gail) Karkoska of Mt. Pleasant, Texas, six grandchildren John Ryan, Katie, Mathew, Trey, Cade and Brooks, one great granddaughter Aurora.

Visitation will begin on Tuesday December 22 at 2 p.m. at Dobie Funeral Home. A Rosary will be recited on Tuesday December 22 at 7 p.m. at Dobie Funeral Home. Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday December 23 at 10 a.m. at St. John of the Cross Catholic Church in Orange Grove. Burial will follow in Cenizo Hill Cemetery in Mathis.