Born September 23rd, 1946 in Macon, GA to Thomas and Hazel, was called home May 25th, 2020 in Satellite Beach, Florida.
Tom, as he was known to many, was an ardent patriot and spent his life in service to his country with over 22 years in the Air Force and an additional 25 years as a civilian, supporting space exploration and paving the way for the next generation. His dedication truly shined not only throughout his career, as noted by his numerous commendations and awards, but also at home through the raising of his five children. His passions in life were many, he often found peace working in the garden or on his beloved 1969 Dodge Charger RT “Ursula”. He was quick with a joke and loved to laugh. Above all else, he was truly a great man and his memory will continue to be loved and cherished by all who knew him. Tom is preceded by his parents, his sister Norma Jean, and his first wife Dona. He is survived by his wife of almost 25 years Diana, his five children Jennifer, Stephanie, Richard, Christopher, and Jessica, siblings Richard, Suzan, and Judy, and 11 grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the USO to support our men and women of the armed services