Thomas Norman Thayer, 76, Bridge City

 

Last updated 8/1/2023 at 10:33am

Thomas Norman Thayer, 76, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on July 14, 2023, in Beaumont, Texas.

Born in Columbus, Ohio, on May 14, 1947, he was the son of Francis Gervaise Thayer and Rena Alena (Jobe) Thayer. Thomas proudly served over 20 years in the United States Navy before retiring and going on to work as an Instrument Technician for BASF. Thomas was a jack-of-all-trades and was especially known for his ability to fix anything, help anyone, and taking pride in being an excellent troubleshooter. Thomas loved the Lord and was a member of First Christian Church in Orangefield. In his free time, Thomas took an interest in astronomy and ham radio and was involved in an amateur radio club. Thomas’ loved ones will treasure the memories they have of him and miss him dearly.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Alena Thayer; and sister-in-law, Jean Thayer.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Thayer; children, Matthew Wilder Thayer and wife, Nancy, Jennifer Charlene Thayer, and Ryan Thomas Thayer and wife, Jacquetta; grandchildren, Shaela Zerko and husband, Adam, Dylan Thayer, Kaitlin Thayer, Madison Thayer, Logan Owens, and Gabrielle Owens; and brother, Larry Francis Thayer.

Cremation will be held under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

A memorial service for Thomas will be held at a later date.

 

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