Thursday, March 2, 2017

RIP Tommy Truex

Salazar Funeral Homes

Tommy Mac Truex, 32, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Snohomish, Washington, died suddenly of a heart attack on Sunday, February 12, 2017 in Albuquerque.

Tommy was born May 11, 1984, in Bellevue, Washington.

His passion for life fueled every facet of his professional endeavors, whether it was as a Captain in the United States Army, professional MMA fighter, movie stuntman, health and fitness trainer, entrepreneur, or philanthropist.

Tommy proudly served his country from a young age, having joined the Washington State National Guard in 2002. He completed his basic and advanced infantry training shortly afterward at Fort Benning, Georgia. A seasoned combat veteran, Tommy served in the second wave of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2004 to 2005 with the 161st Infantry Division out of Fort Lewis, Washington. He worked as an Army recruiter at the University of Washington from 2007 to 2008. He was a part of the 2nd Peacekeeping tour in Egypt for all of 2012. Tommy was promoted in rank to Captain in the United States Army in 2015. Tommy was serving as a logistics officer for the United States Army Reserve.

An accomplished actor and stuntman, Tommy had been enjoying a burgeoning movie career, with several feature films to his credit.

Tommy had been involved in Mixed Martial Arts for several years. He co-founded the MMA Student Club when he attended Central Washington University in 2006. He was a professional MMA fighter, most recently fighting with the world renowned Jackson's MMA in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Tommy earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of New Mexico in 2008.

Tommy was the founder of Desert Forge Crossfit in 2013, where his enthusiasm and drive brought in 100 members in the first month alone.

Tommy served as the Vice President of the Desert Forge Foundation - an organization dedicated to providing education and employment to veterans through agriculture.

His father writes "It is sad to write that we have lost our Son Tommy. He was a star in the world that did more and gave more than most men at 32. There are not enough words to tell you all the positive things he had done and all of the people he had touched. Tommy was a great son growing up. He was an officer in the United States Army. Tommy had just gotten married to Alex and had a son, Wyatt and daughter, Brody Mac. He loved and cherished them deeply. I can hear him saying 'Mom and Dad - it's ok.' Our family and his friends are truly heartbroken. He was an actor and stuntman in many movies and had just retired two years ago from being a Professional MMA fighter. He truly loved life and did great things. He loved all of his friends and family deeply. If you knew him, he had a great sense of humor like his Mom. Tommy would do anything for you. As his father, I was blessed beyond belief and could not have asked for a better son. Thank you for being there for us. Our thoughts and prayers are with all his family and friends."

Tommy is survived by his wife, Alex Truex; son Wyatt and daughter Brody Mac; parents, Tom and Marie Truex; brother Timmy and twin sisters Tara Vasquez and husband Gabriel, and Sara Truex; Uncle Mike and Aunt Cathy Williams; Uncle Poncho; cousins Jeffrey Williams and wife Krystal, and Rosie Osthus and husband Evan; nephews Wesley, Toby, Logan and Charlie; nieces Kassidy, Briella, and Janee.

Tommy is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Bill and Anne Valentine, and paternal grandparents, Bill and Loene Truex and Dorene Truex.

Tommy's Life Celebration will begin with a Visitation at Legacy Church (7201 Central NW) on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:00 AM, followed by a service at 10:30 AM also at Legacy Church. Burial will follow at a later date in Washington state.

TRUEX, Tommy
Born: 5/11/1984, Bellevue, Washington, U.S.A.
Died: 2/12/2017, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A.

Tommy Truex’s westerns – stuntman:
Longmire (TV) – 2013
A Million Ways to Die in the West – 2014
Justice - 2016

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