We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Viss Family Funeral Home
Carole Ann Tong, longtime resident of Copperas Cove, Texas, left this world to join her beloved husband of 60 years, Gerald. She passed peacefully in her sleep on July 17, 2022. Carole had devoted her life to her husband and children.
Carole was born in Corpus Christi, Texas to Carol and Marjorie Walden on March 22, 1942. She attended school there and married Gerald immediately after graduating. Gerald had enlisted in the U.S. Army and was assigned duty in Ft. Shafter, Hawaii. This is where the happy couple made their start. As with any military wife, Carole was the sole parent while Gerald served in Vietnam, South Korea, and many other temporary assignments. In 1977, Gerald made his final transfer to Ft. Hood, Texas where they made their home in Copperas Cove and remained for the rest of their lives.
Once her children had left the home and started their lives, Carole and Gerald started and operated a small business in Killeen, Texas, Candy-In-Bloom, that Carole managed until her health made her retire.
Carole was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 60 years, Gerald, son-in-law Lynn Wolverton of Belton, Texas as well as her parents.
Carole left behind many family members who miss her dearly. Those include -
Daughters Terrie Wolverton of Belton, Barbara and Sam Longoria of San Antonio, Texas, Tina and Michael Carter of Copperas Cove and son Jerry Tong of Dallas, Texas.
Grandchildren Jerrod and Crystal Wolverton of Hamilton, Texas, Kammie and Arel Duduk of Moody, Texas. Able Longoria of San Antonio, Jacob and Caitlyn Longoria of Lewisville, Texas, and Isaac Longoria of San Antonio. Whitney and Eric Burch of San Diego, California, James and Charley Carter of Austin, Texas, and Bryan Carter of Copperas Cove.
She also leaves behind 9 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Carol also leaves 3 sisters, Mary Lou Hill of San Antonio, Debbie and John Booker of Corpus Christi, and Brenda Williams of Lexington, Texas
The family wishes to extend their love and appreciation to all of Carole’s lifelong friends including Marlene Smith of Copperas Cove and Paula Wallis of Copperas Cove.
A short internment will be at Central State Veterans Cemetery, 11463 State Highway 195, Killeen, Texas at 10:00 am on Wednesday, July 27th. A memorial service will take place at 12’ noon, at Viss Family Funeral Home 1614 S FM 116 in Copperas Cove.
Carole had a deep love of cats and would ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to
Orphan Kitten Club P.O. Box 633 Spring Valley, California 91976; orphankittenclub.org/donate
or a local pet shelter of your choice.