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Texas resident and patriotic citizen Tommy Dean Portwood, 67, passed away Feb. 28, 2019, with his family by his side in Lubbock, Texas. A time of fellowship and remembrance is scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life of 67 years at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 4, 2019, at Lake Ridge Chapel. Family and friends are invited to share memories and expressions of sympathy, and view Tommy Portwood’s life tribute at

Mr. Portwood was born on March 1, 1951 in Childress, Texas to Harold Dean Portwood and Lillian Catherine Fennel Port-wood. During his childhood they lived in Childress, Texas and moved to Castro county when Tommy was a teenager where he attended Dimmitt high school.

On Oct. 17, 1970, Mr. Portwood married his wife, Paula Sue Harris Portwood of 48 years in Hart, Texas and together they have 3 beautiful children. Tommy was a devoted Husband, Father, Grandfather & Friend.

Mr. Portwood served in the United States Army, during the Vietnam War. He worked for Owens Corning for 27 years and retired in 2014. Tommy and Paula moved to Lubbock, Texas in 2017.

Mr. Portwood and his wife enjoyed spending their anniversaries in Colorado Springs. His interests included spending time with Grandchildren, fishing, collecting coins and traveling.

He is survived by his wife, Paula Paula Sue Harris Portwood of Lubbock, Texas; daughter, Rochelle Black of Lubbock, Texas, spouse Brent Black, grandchildren Shelby and Logan Black; son Brent Portwood of Midland, Texas, spouse Erica Garza Portwood, grandchildren Landon and Elizabeth Portwood and Ethan Garza; son Bryan Portwood of Georgetown, Texas, spouse Dipali Port-wood, and grandchild Aid-en Portwood.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:

Dusty Puddles Dachshund Rescue

2503 County Road 7820

Lubbock, Texas 79423

Castro County News

P.O. Box 67
Dimmitt, TX 79027

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FAX: (866) 563-8728