Dr. Thomas Edward Tekavec, age 52, of Morgantown, died Friday, October 12, 2018, at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown. He was born June 30, 1966, in Waynesburg, Pa., the son of Beverley Morton Dunlap and the late Edward Tekavec. Tom graduated from Carmichaels High School in 1984, Indiana University 1988, and earned his doctorate of Optometry from the PA College of Optometry in 1992. He practiced at his office, Eye Care One, in Fairmont and Sears Optical, in Morgantown, for the past 25 years. He enjoyed the outdoors and spending time at the farm with his friends and nephews. He was an avid hunter and shooter, winning numerous awards and competitions. His other favorite past time was watching his daughter, Sarah, play softball from her recreation years, to college ball at Alderson Broaddus. In addition to his mother, Tom is survived by his wife, Marianna, whom he married November 7, 1992, and his cherished daughter, Sarah, at home. He is also survived by two siblings, John Tekavec, of Las Vegas, and Kimberly Bailey (Brian), of Raleigh N.C.; father-in-law, Donald Yarish; nephews, Ian Bailey Casey Bailey, and Gunnar Calvert; niece, Arianna Calvert and his dearest friend, Ken Shipley. He is preceded in death be his father, Edward; stepfather, Chuck Dunlap; grandparents, Elizabeth and Harold Morton, Stella and Matthew Tekavec and mother-in-law, Joan Yarish. Services are private under the direction of the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., in Carmichaels Pa. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.