Memorial services for Tommy James “Papa” Twist, 55, of Wagoner, were held Monday, August 31, 2015 at Johnson Funeral Chapel in Sperry, OK, and Phil Johnson officiated. Honorary casket bearers were Charlie Twist, Lewis Twist, Bobby Studdy, David Ray Mosher, James Twist, Chris Zaricor, Jack Lemmons, Thomas Twist, William Twist, Ricky Hensley, and Rocky Hensley.
Tommy was born June 11, 1960 in Tulsa, OK to Verl Lewis, Sr. and Evelyn Viola (Nail) Twist. He passed away August 27, 2015 in Tulsa, OK.
Tommy was a loving “Papa” who enjoyed spending time with his grandkids. He loved to go fishing and four-wheeling. He enjoyed floating the river and working on cars. He loved woodworking and enjoyed making things. He was loved by many and will be missed by all.
He is survived by his wife, Cindy Twist; daughters, Mylinda Sullivan, and Barbara Zaricor and husband Chris; sons, James Twist, Thomas Twist, and William Twist; grandkids, Harli Hendershott, Victoria Hendershott, Katilyn Zaricor, Aubre Zaricor, Austin Twist, Naomi Zaricor, Ava Zaricor, and Hunter Zaricor; two brothers; four sisters; five brothers-in-law; three sisters-in-law; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Verl and Evelyn Twist; brother, Oliver John Twist; and son-in-law, Norman Sullivan.