END COMES FOR TOMMY STANDRIDGE
Carrollton Mayor Tommy Standridge lost his battle for life yesterday at
noon when death came to the mayor after a long illness.
The mayor died at Medical Center Hospital in Dallas where he had been a
patient for the past three weeks.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church
mayor Standridge was an active member of the Baptist Church and had been a
member of the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Rotary Club until last spring when he
Mrs. Standridge was at his side when death came at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday.
Mayor Standridge served for 12 years on the city council and was in his
second term as mayor when death came.
Councilman Dave Wells said, "I am grieved at the loss of my friend and share
a great personal loss with Carolyn and the children."
Mayor Pro Tem David Claterbaugh said, "Carrollton has suffered a great
loss with the death o f Mayor Standridge. My sympathy is extended to his loved
ones during this period of sadness."
Leddie Taylor, another member of the council and a personal friend of the
mayors and, "words can not express the loss that I feel. Tommy was my friend
and my mayor. He will be missed."
Councilman Dick Walker said, "I feel that Carrollton has lost one of
greatest leaders. We will follow through on many of his ideas in years to come."
Councilman John Cantrell said, " I respected Mayor Standridge and know how
he will be missed by everybody."
Jack Blanton, published of the Star, said, "Mayor Standridge was a man of
great and good impact on our community. He will not be forgotten soon because his
friends were many in his hometown."
Surviving the mayor are his widow and four children. His mother also is
living and resides in Arkansas.
Mayor Standridge was an ardent fan of the R. L. Turner Lions and followed
the baseball, football, and basketball teams with interest. Tow of his sons were
former greats on the football and baseball teams and are attending college on
Only several weeks ago the mayor had visited city hall and several of his
friends in business on the square and had hoped to return to an active role as
mayor when he suddenly became worse.
The mayor had received treatments at the famed Anderson Clinic in Houston
before returning home to undergo surgery.
The business and civic community of Carrollton expressed their shock and
grief upon hearing of the death of the 45-year-old mayor.
Carrollton Star Aug 21, 1975
Submitted by Edward Lynn