Monday, January 2, 2023, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader
Funeral Home in Lincoln, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at Lincoln
Thomas Myers, 86, of Lincoln, passed
away on Tuesday, December 27, 2022, at Lincoln
Tom was born on June 20, 1936, in Terre Haute,
Indiana, the son of Oscar L. and Julia S. (Hudson)
Myers. He married Marge Iden on September 2, 2017,
in Lincoln. She survives him.
Tom is also survived by his children, Robyn (Steve)
Brittain, Thomas (Marie) Myers II, and Kerry (Lori)
Myers; 13 grandchildren and eight
great-grandchildren with three on the way.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents, three
sisters, Helen (Eugene) Morris, Flo (John) Ruszler,
Margaret (Charles) Coonce; a brother, Richard
“Dickie” Myers; and previous wife, Sharon Stewart.
Tom was the last of his immediate family.
Throughout his life, Tom fervently pursued two
passions: his love for music and his love for Jesus.
Recognized as a gifted singer from an early age, he
attended Lincoln Bible Institute to study Music and
later earned his Master’s in Voice from Oklahoma
University. Tom taught in the music department at
Midwest Christian College in Oklahoma City for
several years while also serving as the Music
Minister at Draper Park Christian Church. In 1968,
Tom returned to Lincoln Christian College as a music
professor and would eventually become Chair of the
Music Department. He also severed as the Music
Minister at Lincoln Christian Church. While at LCC,
Tom directed the college’s two premier choirs. Both
the all-female Gloria Choir and the all-male
Master’s Men toured throughout the United States
annually. He was honored to work with and create
life-long memories with so many fine vocalists.
In 1984, Tom moved to California and
began a new career in local church ministry, first
as a Music Pastor and then as a Preaching Pastor. He
ministered at churches in Granada Hills,
Victorville, Hemmet, and Fallbrook, California. In
2006, Tom moved back to Illinois to lead the Morton
Christian Church before retiring. Throughout his
career and even in retirement, Tom continued to use
his musical gifts in service to his Lord, directing
church choirs and putting on countless church
musicals/cantatas. He directed his final choir at
the age of 83 at Lincoln Christian Village where he
resided until his passing.
Tom made a point to
be active in each community he lived in. He would
often sing in, if not lead, the local community
choir as well as volunteer for various civic events.
He was a longtime member of Kiwanis in both Lincoln
and California, serving as past president while in
Victorville, CA. Tom was a loving father, a devoted
husband, a doting grandfather and uncle, and a
strong example of a “good and faithful servant.”
Some of his fondest memories were of his
cross-country road trips visiting relatives along
the way. He was loved and will be missed by all.
Services for Tom will be held at 11a.m. on Tuesday,
January 3, 2023, at Lincoln Christian Church with
Ryan Edgecombe officiating. Visitation will take
place on Monday, January 2, 2023, at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln,
from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Burial will be at Roselawn
Memorial Park in Terre Haute, IN, on Wednesday,
January 4, 2023, at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Tom’s
name to Lincoln Christian Village.
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