Tom came from a military family. His father was a WWI Army Combat Veteran, his sister, Maxine, was a nurse in the Army Air Corps, and his brothers, John and Robert, were both in the U.S. Air Force.
Tom enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1960 and was stationed at Hof Air Base in Hof, Germany where he served in the 6915th Security Squadron. After his time in the U.S. Air Force, he attended the University of Nebraska where he earned his MBA.
Tom did many things after the military, but his purpose and passion for helping veterans led him to start the country’s first funeral home for veterans and their families. Since 1989, All Veterans Funeral & Cremation has been devoted to giving veteran families the honor and care they deserved.
Tom is missed every day by Diane, his wife and “travel buddy” of 49 years, his sons, Alistair (Jessica) and John (Ruby), daughter, Tommie, and grandchildren Riana and Diane.