March 17, 1938 - Dec. 29, 2018
Thomas Sherald Sherman, 80, passed away Dec. 29, 2018 at Michael E. DeBakey VA Hospital in Houston, Texas. He was born on March 17, 1938 in Dawson, North Dakota to Joseph and Evelyn Ray Sherman.
Tom graduated High School in Fingal, North Dakota in 1955. He enlisted in the United States Airforce Security Service 1956-1964. He was an Airman stationed at Kessler Air Force base in Biloxi, Mississippi. While stationed in Biloxi, he received Native Rights and Privileges from the mayor, making him Honorary Citizen of the Gulf Coast Recreation Capital courtesy of USO. In 1956, he graduated Intercept Radio Operators while serving in Airforce.
He then moved to Florida, and married wife Betty in 1968. He attended Gulf Coast Junior College in Panama City, Florida and earned his Associates in Arts Degree in December of 1970. He also attended college at the University of West Florida where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Science. Tom enjoyed working in the oilfield most of his life doing what he loved Geophysical, Geological and Seismic work, etc., including owning several of his own companies. Tom and wife Betty, lived all over the world for numerous years. They settled again in Houston and Katy area for many years until his wife’s death in 1998.
In 1998, Tom moved to New Ulm, Texas. While living in New Ulm, he was member of New Ulm Art Festival, Chamber of Commerce, Pachyderm Club, and a Water Conservation Activist through Concerned Texans for Water Resources. He joined the New Ulm Volunteer Fire Department in 2008, was President in 2009, and a current member until his death.
Tom, was also a member of American Association of Petroleum Geologist, Geological Society of America, Geophysical Society of Houston, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Institute of Navigation, NRA and numerous others.
Tom enjoyed art appreciation and collecting. He had fondness and deep respect for firearms. He took joy in woodworking, collecting old tractors and farm implements, gardening, Arabian horses, fishing and hunting, cattle and bird dogs.
Thomas is survived by his niece Kristy and husband Brett Eychner of Marion, Michigan, niece Kelley Bilski of Tyler, Texas, great nieces: Brette Ashton Eychner of Marion, MI, Cassidy Harper of College Station, Texas, Brittany Avant of San Antonio, Texas, Kaylee Black of Tyler, Texas, great nephews: Cote Eychner of Marion, MI, Thomas Joseph Black of Hutto, TX, Taylor Eychner of Cypress, Texas, Brayden Eychner of Rusk, Texas and numerous great grandnieces and great grandnephews.
Thomas was preceded in death by wife Betty Sherman, mother Evelyn Sherman, and father Joseph Sherman.
A celebration and memorial of Thomas S. Sherman’s life to be announced in the spring of 2019, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 600 West Street in Sealy, Texas 77474. Date and details to follow and will be announced when finalized.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made in Tom’s name to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Attn: Bishop Chris Ramsey 30154 Southern Sky Drive, Brookshire, Texas 77423-2679.