Tommie M. Espinosa, 73, a resident of Knox City for the last 70 years, passed away Friday, April 3, 2020. A private graveside service was held Monday at the O’Brien cemetery with Rev. Bobby Acosta officiating. Services were under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Homes, Knox City. No public viewing or visitation, but online condolences can be shared with the family at www.smithfamilyfh.com.
Tommie was born Dec. 22, 1946 in Edroy to George and Tomasa Martinez. She married Pete Espinosa on Aug. 27, 1963 in Benjamin. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Knox City. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and her Bingo club. She loved being around people, teaching Sunday school, but mostly, she loved her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband Pete Espinosa of Knox City; son Teddy Espinosa and wife Melissa of Knox City; three granddaughters Michelle Espinosa of Vernon, Emily Espinosa and Taley Espinosa, both of Knox City; grandson Nicholas Espinosa of Corpus Christi; great-grandson Roman Espinosa of Corpus Christi; daughter-in-law Adela Espinosa of Corpus Christi; two sisters-in-law Mary Vasquez of Knox City and Janie Moreno of Stamford; two brothers-in-law Wesley Espinosa and wife Anita and Daniel Espinosa, both of Knox City; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her mother Tomasa Martinez; father, George Martinez; son George Espinosa; five brothers George Malako, Santario, Jesse and Steven; and two sisters, Mary and Lola.