Thomas Matthew Wells (aka Tommy and Hollywood), 46 of Idabel, Oklahoma, ascended into the pearly gates of Heaven on November 13, 2021 in Tyler, Texas. Thomas was born on September 2, 1975 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Thomas was the first of three children of Ricky and Rosemary Dean.
Thomas graduated from Wright City High School and attended Tulsa Welding School, but Thomas’s real passion was music. He taught himself to play instruments by ear at a very young age and sang in choir both in school and church.
Thomas met the love of his life, Jessica Willis, in 2003 and they were united in marriage on October 29, 2004. He and Jessica reside in Idabel with their three dogs, Chloe, Charlie (his Golden Boy) and Zoey. Thomas competed on National Televised Singing Competitions including America’s Got Talent, X-Factor, The Voice, and The Winner Is. Thomas had an amazing voice and loved singing hymns as well as contemporary music. He loved to make people laugh. He always had a smile and loved to joke and give people a hard time. He was a great entertainer and always became the center of attention.
Thomas was preceded in death by his brother, Justin Todd Wells; his paternal grandfather, Arthur Dean; grandparents-in-law, Jess and Laverne Willis; and aunt, Sylvia Littleton; great-grandfather and great-grandmother, Roy "Pap" and Neomaza Bowling.
Thomas is survived by his loving wife, Jessica Wells of the home; parents, Ricky and Rosemary Dean of Idabel; sister and brother-in-law, Brandi and Robert Williams of Broken Bow; two nephews, Nathan and Zachary Williams; two nieces, Belle and Abbi Williams; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Kevin and Yvonne Willis; brothers-in-law, Justin Willis, Johnathan Willis and wife, Monica; grandmother, Pat Dean; grandparents, Gayle and Bettye Shockley; grandparents-in-law, Jerry and Velma Johnson; uncles, Marshall Littleton, Orion Shockley and wife Cayla, Gaylon Shockley; aunts, Linda Smith, Amber Stump and husband Patrick, Becky Parsons and husband Scott and a host of cousins, friends and other family members.
Services will be held at Green Chapel Assembly of God on Herndon Road in Wright City on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Lyn Gaskey and Bro. Johnny Caldwell officiating. Interment will follow in the Moran Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Clardy Funeral Service Chapel on Friday evening from 6:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Idabel Dog Pound, 207 S. Central, Idabel, OK 74745.