Thomas Cadenhead led full career in LPG

June 8, 2022 By    
Thomas Cadenhead


Longtime propane industry veteran Thomas Cadenhead died April 4 at the age of 87. 

In the 1950s, Cadenhead founded with his father T.W. Cadenhead Servis Gas and the original Quality Steel, in Lubbock, Texas. He owned Santa Fe Propane Inc. in Arizona and New Mexico from 1989-2019. Cadenhead also owned Gas Tex Energy Inc. in Texas from 1978 until his death.

He dedicated more than 20 years, from the late 1960s to the early 1980s, at Trinity Industries as the vice president of the LPG division. From 1983-88, Cadenhead was the vice president of Gas Supply Inc. in Minneapolis.

Cadenhead is survived by his wife, Diane Cadenhead; children, John Cadenhead and Cindy Jones; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life was held for Cadenhead for close friends and family in Dallas on May 21.

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  1. Charlotte B Northington says:

    We in Lubbock were blessed to have Thomas as a part of our lives. Thomas and my husband Charles Northington played high school football together (State Champs) and Charles always looked forward to reunions so he could talk “old times” with Thomas. Thomas and his dad had farm land west of Lubbock and Charles’ brother farmed it for the Cadenheads in the 50s. So many events had our lives to cross through the years but most of all was the thoughtful and caring Thomas that I knew was a wonderful person. He touched so many lives in a meaningful way. I am glad the Northingtons had Thomas in their lives.