Tommy Lee Boerner | 1980-2013

Published Saturday, August 10, 2013

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Tommy Lee Boerner

Tommy Lee Boerner, 33, of Midland, died Aug. 2, 2013.

Funeral was Aug. 6 in the chapel of DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton.

Tommy was born Feb. 5, 1980, in Denton County to Gerald Boerner and Barbara McFarlane. He attended Slidell High School, where he was involved in track, basketball and FFA, winning several first-place ribbons for showmanship of livestock. He graduated as salutatorian and went on to earn his associates degree from Midland College.

He enjoyed coed softball, hunting, outfitting and charity hunts for children. He married Vanessa Cody Oct. 6, 2007.

Tommy is survived by his wife, Vanessa Boerner of Midland; parents Gerald and Debbie Boerner of Pilot Point, and Tom and Barbara McFarlane of Decatur; sisters Christy Boerner and Halee Boerner of Pilot Point, Ashley Norton of Dallas, Amber Samples of Coppell and April Norton of Pilot Point; brothers Joey Boerner and wife, Jessica, of Krugerville, Thor McFarlane and wife, Ashley, of Hurst, Shawn McFarlane of Decatur and Douglas Gammill of Denton; grandparents Polly Boerner, Jerry and MaryAnn Pels, Sharon and Gary McFarlane and Helen Taylor; great-grandmother Pearl Cox; parents-in-law Tony and Gloria Cody; brother-in-law Nathan Cody and wife, Lety; three nephews; six nieces; and other extended family members.

Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors at

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