Harold Hanlan
B: 1934-07-06
D: 2020-09-23
View Details
Hanlan, Harold
Garry Jones
B: 1954-02-08
D: 2020-09-22
View Details
Jones, Garry
Abraham Varghese
B: 1967-08-15
D: 2020-09-22
View Details
Varghese, Abraham
Royce Bell
B: 1932-05-12
D: 2020-09-21
View Details
Bell, Royce
Josephine Mauldin
B: 1920-09-03
D: 2020-09-20
View Details
Mauldin, Josephine
Johanna Emanuel
B: 1937-03-02
D: 2020-09-16
View Details
Emanuel, Johanna
Amy Fitzgerald
B: 1985-08-20
D: 2020-09-16
View Details
Fitzgerald, Amy
Kedre Rost
B: 1960-06-02
D: 2020-09-16
View Details
Rost, Kedre
Carrol Startz
B: 1937-09-08
D: 2020-09-16
View Details
Startz, Carrol
Herbert Seaton
B: 1925-08-17
D: 2020-09-13
View Details
Seaton, Herbert
Barbara Shannon
B: 1961-06-16
D: 2020-09-13
View Details
Shannon, Barbara
Ingrid Hewett
B: 1928-07-01
D: 2020-09-11
View Details
Hewett, Ingrid
Janis Fenderson
B: 1952-06-05
D: 2020-09-11
View Details
Fenderson, Janis
Shirley Bingham
B: 1937-10-05
D: 2020-09-11
View Details
Bingham, Shirley
Roger Cordray
B: 1939-06-23
D: 2020-09-10
View Details
Cordray, Roger
Mary Hollenback
B: 1922-07-21
D: 2020-09-08
View Details
Hollenback, Mary
Scott Morgan
B: 1962-05-17
D: 2020-09-07
View Details
Morgan, Scott
Larry Edwards
B: 1955-11-11
D: 2020-09-04
View Details
Edwards, Larry
Brunhilde Settle
B: 1932-03-30
D: 2020-09-04
View Details
Settle, Brunhilde
Sheryl White
B: 1948-06-13
D: 2020-09-01
View Details
White, Sheryl
Martha Sadler
B: 1935-03-01
D: 2020-08-31
View Details
Sadler, Martha


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
6934 South Western Avenue
PO Box 891320
Oklahoma City, OK 73139
Phone: 405-634-1439
Fax: 405-634-3753
Tommy Deplois

Tommy Lee "Tom" Deplois

Monday, November 16th, 1925 - Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Tommy Deplois, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Tommy Deplois

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Tommy's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Tommy's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


Tommy Lee (Tom) Deplois was born November 16, 1925 to Louis and Ines (Smith) Deplois in Oklahoma City. Tom entered heaven on December 10, 2019 after a short illness at the age of 94.
Tom graduated from Central High School in Oklahoma City in 1943 and soon after the US Army Air Corp.(soon to be the US Air Force) in January 1945. He was an aviation navigator on B29 bombers in the Pacific theater until he left active duty in 1947. He flew a number of missions, nut most often told the story of dropping leaflets over Japan describing where and how to get support immediately after two atomic bombs had been unleashed. Tom served as a 1st Lieutenant in the US Air Force Reserves until being honorably discharged in 1957.
In 1945, just before he shipped out to Guam, Tom married his childhood sweetheart, Veronica Cook. They celebrated their 74th anniversary in 2019. Tom and Veronica had two daughters – Debbie, who was disabled from birth, and Nancy, who was an elementary teacher like her mother. Nancy and he husband Tony gave them 3 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren whom they both adored. Tom took the grandchildren on individual vacations to make their time special to places like Colorado skiing, New York City, St. Louis, San Francisco, Glacier Park, and the Galapagos Islands.
Tom earned an accounting degree from Oklahoma City University. He spent his career in the oil industry mostly for Sohio in Oklahoma City, but also spent significant time in Alaska with the pipeline project and later lived and worked in Houston several years.
Tom learned to play golf after college – he was a self-taught natural. He loved the game – he had five aces in his lifetime but was more proud of “shooting his age” at 68 years old. But the game mostly meant comradery to Tom, He and the Wild Bunch of Don, Duane, Louis, Lloyd, Earnie and Dale had many great rounds together. Sometimes they let Tony play, if he had enough dimes to cover his losses. Tom was preceded in death by his mother and father; brothers Harold and Billy; sister Iva Lou; beloved daughter Debbie and wife Veronica. Tom is survived by daughter Nancy and Tony Gardner; grandson Joel and Courtney Gardner and great-grandchildren Brenley and Noah; granddaughter Angi Gardner; grandson Josh and Andrea Gardner and great-grandchildren Lauraline, Evie and Maia; and many family and friends.
Visitation will be Monday December 16th from 6-8:00 pm at Vondel Smith Mortuary-North.
A memorial service will be held December 27, 2019 at the North Colonial Chapel of Vondel L. Smith & Son Mortuary, 13125 N. MacArthur Blvd. OKC, OK 73142.
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Tommy Lee "Tom" Deplois, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Tommy

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, December 16th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, December 16th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Vondel Smith & Son Mortuary North
    13125 N. MacArthur
    Oklahoma City, OK 73142
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Memorial Service

    Friday, December 27th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Friday, December 27th, 2019 10:00am
    Vondel L. Smith Mortuary - North Colonial Chapel
    13125 N. MacArthur Blvd
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Resurrection Memorial Cemetery
    Address Not Available


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Tommy here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Cynde Chesher Clark sent flowers to the family of Tommy Lee "Tom" Deplois.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Beth Plant

Posted at 04:29pm
Tom worked with my father, Harry Koeppel, at Sohio Petroleum. My dad always thought the world of Tom!!!
I was lucky enough to have met Tom and Veronica and send my condolences to Nancy and her family.
After 74 years of married life, can you just imagine how happy they are in Heaven to see each other again!!
Sincerely, Beth Koeppel Plant

Cynde Chesher Clark

Posted at 05:20pm
In memory of a wonderful man who truly made a difference in my life. Keeping Nancy, Tony and their family in my prayers.
Flower Image

Cynde Chesher Clark purchased flowers and planted a memorial tree for the family of Tommy Deplois. Send Flowers


Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each