Thomas E. Myers
Class of 1953
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung
Posted: Friday, February 4, 2011 8:16 pm
Thomas E. Myers
Funeral arrangements are pending at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in
New Braunfels for Thomas E. Myers, age 77, who passed away on
Thursday February 03, 2011.
Tommy was born February 1, 1934 in Salisbury, NC to the late John Thomas
and Evalee Myers. His family came to Portsmouth VA when he was 8
years old. He was educated in Norfolk County Schools and graduated
from Cradock High School in 1953. He enlisted and served three years
with the U.S. Army Security Agency at Fort Bragg, NC. Following
military service, he graduated from High Point College, High Point,
NC with a BS in Business Administration. He worked for National Cash
Register for seven years and then relocated to Jacksonville, FL as
Vice President and General Manager of an aviation company. Tommy
earned a commercial pilots license and flew for a Real-Estate
Developer for the next few years. He founded a DuPont Corian
Fabrication Company, “Fourem”, which he owned and operated until the
death of his first wife, Betty Coats, in 1990.
Tommy married Sandra Hogan of Uvalde, TX and they moved to
Harlingen, TX where they purchased a Days Inn Motel on South Padre
Island, TX and later a Comfort Suites Motel and a Best Western Inn
in New Braunfels, TX where they lived until the time of his death.
Tommy tended the family businesses and when not otherwise occupied
he could be found in Rockport, TX aboard his Pathfinder boat with
fishing rod in hand. His close friends lovingly called him “The
Fisherman”. He had many and varied interests, including antique
cars, photography, cabinet making, bottle collecting, and cooking.
He often cooked and entertained friends at his home in New Braunfels
and at their beach house in Rockport.
His first wife, Betty Coats of Portsmouth, VA and a son Tommy Dale
Myers preceded Tommy in death. He is survived by his loving wife of
16 years, Sandra Myers of New Braunfels, a daughter Sandra Caraway,
also of New Braunfels, a sister Nancy Koren of Heathsville, VA,
three stepchildren and eleven grandchildren.
A ‘Celebration of Life’ Memorial service is pending. The family
requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the American