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Olan Tomme

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Olan Alford Tomme went home on May 22, 2016, to meet our Heavenly Father. His last months were spent in San Antonio, Texas, and his death was due to complications following kidney cancer.

Mr. Tomme was born in Livingston, Texas, on July 22, 1945 to O.A. and Helen Tomme.  He attended Stark High School in Orange, Texas, Blinn College in Brenham, and graduated from Sam Houston

State University in Huntsville, Texas, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology.

Mr. Tomme resided in many cities throughout the State of Texas, including Trinity, Katy, Huntsville, and Red Rock. As long as he was in Texas, he was home.

His most recent residence was near Lockhart, in a small community known as McMahan, Texas, where he worked for the local newspaper, the Lockhart Post-Register, as the advertisement sales manager.

Mr. Tomme lived a very eventful life.  He had the privilege of recruiting coordinator for the Sam Houston State University football team, scouted in the CFL, and he scouted for the L.A. Raiders in the early 1980’s during one of their journeys to winning Super Bowl XVIII.  He had an unprecedented love for sports, especially football.

He also loved traveling overseas for work, and being one of the most talented sales people anyone had ever met.

Many years at the holidays, if you’d look close enough, behind that long white beard and jolly Santa suit, there he was taking young children’s gift requests just before a keepsake picture was taken. His personality and presentation of himself drew people to him and there wasn’t ever a person he didn’t know.

Mr. Tomme had a unique work ethic, which extends into his children’s lives today.

Mr. Tomme was an avid participant in his children’s youth activities; he took special joy in his son’s basketball, football and FFA experience, his oldest daughter’s volleyball and swimming and his youngest daughter’s softball career.  He supported all of their endeavors into their adulthood. Because of his involvement in his children’s lives, he, on many occasions, became the father figure for so many others as well. He has touched so many hearts and his legacy will live on through so many.

Mr. Tomme is survived by his children: Kyle Tomme, daughter-in-law, Jamie, and granddaughter Camille; daughter, Tenille Eubanks, son-in-law, Rick, and grandsons, Hunter, Powers and Xander; and daughter, Jennie Peek, son-in-law, Jacob, granddaughters, Bailey and Riley, and grandson, Brantley; his sister, Carolyn Taylor; nephews, Glenn, Richy and Darrell, niece, Belinda, and their spouses; as well as numerous cousins and other family members.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, O.A. and Helen Tomme, and wife, Jeanie Braun Tomme.

The celebration and memorial service for Mr. Tomme’s life will be held at Pennington Funeral Home in San Marcos, Texas on May 28, 2016, at 3 p.m. Per his wishes, cremains will be buried in Rye, Texas, at Concord Cemetery.

To view and sign the guestbook, visit www.post-register.com/obituaries/olan-tomme.

 

 

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12 comments

  1. Joe and June Smith 25 May, 2016 at 02:43 Reply

    We’re so sorry to hear about your Dad. He was a good friend of our, and we remember many good times. God be with you all in this time.

  2. Ricci Woodard 25 May, 2016 at 03:16 Reply

    Texas State University Softball program lost one of it’s beloved own! I will never forget all the help and support Mr. Tomme provided to me in my first years at what was then Southwest Texas State.
    He will always be loved. My thoughts and prayers are with Jennie and her family.

  3. Jason and Kristi Capps 25 May, 2016 at 15:47 Reply

    I never knew Mr. Tomme personally but I have worked with his son Kyle for over 11 years now and feel like I knew him a little through Kyle. I know he was loved and will be missed by so many.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this very difficult time. May God help to comfort you all.

  4. Lary Simmons 25 May, 2016 at 16:30 Reply

    Olan was a great man and I very much enjoyed talking with him for hours about sports and life in general. i always remember after just talking with him it always brightened my day. I especially loved hearing all about his days with the Raiders.He will be missed.

  5. judy fenley 25 May, 2016 at 17:06 Reply

    I enjoyed your father we had great talks . I miss him already. I am thankful God brought him in my life. May god bring you peace

  6. Stark High School Class of 1964 25 May, 2016 at 21:06 Reply

    Our prayers are with our former classmate, Olan. May you rest in peace with your beloved Jeanie. We are fortunate that the two of you were able to attend the 50th class reunion two years ago. Goodbye my friend. Jerry Gatch Class of 1964.

  7. Joanna Spencer 26 May, 2016 at 03:34 Reply

    Olan was such a wonderful man, he always had a kind word to say and an ear to listen. I enjoyed the times he would visit us at the store in McMahan. I met him through his wife Jeanie which I’ve known for years, I so enjoyed listing to them both. Olan will be greatly missed by all that had the awesome experience of meeting him. God Bless the family.

  8. Allis Rennie 26 May, 2016 at 16:11 Reply

    I remember Olan from high school, living in Houston and a 50th high school reunion. I remember his friendliness and particularly his hearty laugh. He loved life and he was loved. He is at peace, but always in our hearts and memories. God holds you now, Olan. Allis Rennie

  9. Mike Ball 26 May, 2016 at 18:21 Reply

    Olan came to our last two High School reunion events, and I was so glad to see him again. Olan had an easy soothing way about him that inspired confidence and sharing of histories. I can see that he would have been an excellent salesman. He didn’t rush and seemingly had all the time in the world to talk to you. Never scanning the crowd to see who was next. None of us knew that he was ill.

    We will miss him and he will occupy a cherished spot in our memories.

  10. Judy Stanfield Dorman 31 May, 2016 at 13:03 Reply

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. We enjoyed him at our 50th reunion. I know he will be missed. Prayers for your family.

  11. Ronda Reagan 13 June, 2016 at 03:39 Reply

    So sorry to hear about Olan. I only knew him a few years here in Lockhart, but he made a great impression very quickly as a kind, sweet, friendly and funny man. He and Jeanie were such a cute couple. They are both missed. My prayers go out to you and your family.

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