Thomas Van Modisette
Thomas Van Modisette
LONGVIEW — A Memorial Service is scheduled for Thomas Van Modisette, 74, 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in the Lakeview Mausoleum Chapel located at 5000 West Harrison Road, Longview, Texas. Mr. Modisette was born March 6, 1945 in Orange, Texas and went to be with his Heavenly Father on May 21, 2019 while surrounded by his loving family. He fought a hard and courageous battle against COPD. His eulogy will be given by long time friend, Robert Sparkman.
Mr. Modisette graduated from Longview High School and served in the U.S. Navy from 1968 to 1973. He was stationed in San Diego, California and served as a radar technician on a Landing Ship Tank (LST) delivering supplies and medical support inside Vietnam. The LST’s were known as the work horses of the fleet during the Vietnam War and served with great distinction. After the Navy, Mr. Modisette was in the service station business with Gulf and Chevron for over 40 years. He was devoted to his family and friends and was always available to help anyone in need. His giving spirit and love of Jesus was known by many. He was a true Bible scholar and shared his faith and love for Jesus Christ with anyone who would listen. To know Tommy was to love him, and he was and is a great inspiration to us all.
Mr. Modisette was preceded in death by his parents, Van Modisette and Mary Hurley Modisette. Those left to cherish his memory are his two devoted daughters, Staci Modisette of Dallas and Angelea Modisette of Longview; grandson, Alexander Olvera of Longview; brother, Joe David Modisette and wife, Connie; nephews, Jeff Modisette of Dallas, Rhett Modisette of Longview, and Randon Modisette and wife, Emily of Shreveport, Louisiana; niece, Brook Hamrick of Longview; and great neice, Layla Modisette of Longview.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the nurses and staff of CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Medical Hospital during Mr. Modisette’s lengthy stay, and also a special thanks to Heartsway Hospice for their loving care and support at his home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to: COPD Foundation, 3300 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Miami, Florida 33134 or online at:

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