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Subject: Tom S. Loomis Jr Obituary
Date: 3 Oct 2005 06:03:16 -0600

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TOM S. LOOMIS, JR., age 82, died September 27th, 2005. A native Houstonian, he was founder of Loomis Telephone Answering Service, Inc., and allied Loomis Communication and Radio Companies and served as Chairman for over 42 years. Tom was a veteran of World War flagII as a Navigator and had served many administrative assignments. A former Manager and Supervisor of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, he served as President for three terms at the Texas Association of Telephone Answering Services and was Chairman of the PUC committee for many years. Tom served two four-year terms on the board of directors at the National Association of Associated Telephone Services, International where he also served on the Executive Committee and was selected for the National Telephone Telecommunications Hall of Fame in June, l992. Tom was a member for 49 years of the Houston Downtown Lions Club and also a member of St. John the Divine Episcopal Church. He was a graduate from Stephen F. Austin!
High School, class of 1940 and attended Texas A&M University. Tom was preceded in death by his wife of over 49 years, Doris M. Reichardt Loomis; grandson, Chad A. Cervenka; brother, Raymond C. Loomis; and sister, Mozelle Loomis Gold. He is survived by his son, Tom S. Loomis III; daughter and son-in-law, Donna L. and Leonard E. Milholland; granddaughter, Christi C. Dalecky; granddaughter, Stephanie K. Loomis; sister-in-law, Pamela Woods Loomis; loyal staff members, Beulah M. Smith and Rusk S. Paige; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the staff of the Hampton at Post Oak. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from five o'clock in the afternoon until seven o'clock in the evening on Monday, the 3rd of October, in the Library of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston. The funeral service will be conducted at eleven o'clock in the morning on Tuesday, the 4th of October, in the chapel of the !
Church of St. John the Divine, 2450 River Oaks Boulevard in Houston, w
ith the Rev. Dr. Laurens A. Hall officiating. A reception in Tom's honor will follow at the church. Honored to serve as casketbearers are David Loomis, Gordon Loomis, Harry Moore, Bill Westmoreland, Terry Sabom, and Brian Gilmore. Honoring Tom as honorary pallbearers are Mohsen Mirabi, M.D., Stuart Solomon, M.D., Stewart Niefield, M.D., Robert D. Tripp, Don Carpenter, and Tom Bullock, Jr. In lieu of usual remembrances, memorials in Tom's name may be directed to the Texas Lions League for Children, P. O. Box 290247, Kerrville, TX, 78029.

Published in the Houston Chronicle from 10/2/2005 - 10/3/2005.

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