Tom Bone

Tom Bone

From Bill Stephens, Feb 18, 2005

Long time caver and member of the North Texas Speleological Society, Tom (T-Bone) Bone, has passed away. Born in Casablanca, Morocco in 1948, T-Bone was 57 years old and had been a member of NTSS for over 30 years. He was a veteran of numerous documentary filming camp trips into Fort Stanton Cave, led by Joe Hoffman in the 1970's. He was a strong and skilled sport caver who still showed no sign of slowing down and was always proud of having completed more descents of Golondrinas than any other member of NTSS.


A memorial service for Tom will be held at the Kell House in Wichita Falls on Sunday, February 20th at 2PM, followed by a reception at the Iron Horse pub at 4PM. T-Bone is survived by his two Airedales, Sis and Junior as well as his many close friends both within and outside of the caving community of North Texas. He will be missed by them all.


He was my dear friend with whom I had participated in some 40 caving trips.

In memory,

Bill Stephens

Tom Bone of Wichita Falls died January 12th. Tom was the longest active member of the Wichita Falls Speleological Society. Tom would have been 57 this month. 

Sheree Mahan