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Thomas "Dooley" McAdoo

June 15, 1954 — May 1, 2021

Thomas “Dooley" McAdoo of Temple passed away, surrounded by family on May 1,2021. He was born in Temple on June 16,1954 to Fredrick Curtis McAdoo Sr. and Josephine Fretwell. He was one of ten children.

The family held a private celebration of life ceremony. Thomas McAdoo will be laid to rest with family at Temple Garden of Memories.

He was an exceptionally talented artist. He could draw anything and loved making things for his family. He was a great uncle to all his many nieces and nephews. You could always count on him to make you laugh. He was the family snake catcher! He was a wonderful man and would give you the shirt off his back. He was a faithful, life-long Dr. Pepper drinker. Uncle Tommy/ Dooley’s loss has left a hole in our family that will never be filled. We love and miss you and we always will.

He leaves behind his wife, Anna Mohler McAdoo of Temple; his two children, Tom Spurlock of Temple and Kristen McAdoo of Cedar Falls, IA, two stepsons; Michael Ellis of Texas and Nick Sheridan of Florida, his twelve grandchildren and one great-grandchild, four brothers; Maxie McAdoo Sr. of Austin, Paul Shannon of Killeen, Robert McAdoo of Lumberton, TX, and John McAdoo of Killeen, three sisters; Margaret Baker of Evant, Tina Williams of Evant, and Dorma Slaten of San Antonio. 

He is preceded in death by both parents, a brother, Curtis McAdoo, Jr. and a sister, Elaine Campbell.

Arrangements are entrusted to Crotty Funeral Home & Cremation Services.


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