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Thomas "Tom" Jerry Zatopek

February 21, 1935 - August 22, 2018

Thomas "Tom" Jerry Zatopek, 83, passed away on August 22, 2018 in Houston, Texas. He was born February 21, 1935 in Ellinger, Texas to Rudolph and Julia (Krenek) Zatopek. On May 29, 1960, he married Marvadean Buller and they settled in Columbus in 1961.

Tom served as president of Flintex Oil Company for over 30 years before retiring. He coached Columbus Little League for over 10 years, and was on the Columbus ISD school board. He was also a member of the U.S. Army, serving during peace time.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marvadean Zatopek of Columbus, TX, his daughter Sandra D. Zatopek of Rosenberg, TX, his son Charles H. Zatopek of Columbus, TX, 1 nephew, 7 nieces, 9 great nieces, and 2 great nephews.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents Rudolph and Julia Zatopek and his brother Edward Zatopek.

Visitation will be at Henneke Funeral Home on Friday, August 24, 2018 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm, with a rosary beginning at 7:00 pm.

Funeral services will be at Henneke Funeral Home on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 2:00 pm. Burial will follow at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Pierce Arthur, John Breland, Edward Faldyn, Michael Krenek, Kenny Venghaus, and Dennis Zatopek.

Honorary Pallbearers are Max Cloud, Jr., Sandy Flint, Ron Frnka, Tommy Hahn, C.J. Lycka, and Clifford Wenske.

Memorials may be made to St. Anthony Catholic School, 635 Bonham St., Columbus, TX 78934; or St. Anthony Catholic Church Legacy Fund, P.O. Box 669, Columbus, Texas 78934.


Thomas "Tom" Jerry Zatopek
February 21, 1935 - August 22, 2018



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