In Memoriam


Thomas E. Myers
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 Heart Association.