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.