I just recently learned of Tom's death and needless to say I am very sorry to hear this sad news.
I had the privilege of working with Tom at Camp Grady Spruce in the early 60's and he was a talented unique individual. He had such a great personality and was well liked by everyone.
I would like to express my condolences to all of his family and friends and I am sorry that I did not know about his death. Tom and his spirit will definitely be rest.
God bless you Tom and may you RIP.
John Snowden (Georgetown, TX)
Mike, our deepest condolences. Tom was so full of life and generosity that it is hard to think he's gone. Alex and I send our best regards.
Tom and I reconnected at one of our HP reunions; we danced and laughed and remained friends from then on. He always made my visits back to Dallas more fun. The world has lost a lovely man.
I knew Tom from Cathedral of Hope. We were friends with many friends in common. I well remember playing tennis with Tom one sunny Texas afternoon. He was playing tennis and I was just there. He was very patient and a very good tennis player. Tom was also incredibly funny. On a few occasions I found myself with Tom and our mutual friend Tom F. (you know who you are) and I can only remember the laughter of good friends. You will be missed but not forgotten. Thanks so much for your kindness and generosity and for the laughter.
God will Bless his soul he is a good Man who helped people and family too
With smiles we think often of Tommy. With love to all who share our memories of his spirit.
Eric & Janie Clough, Kennebunk, Maine
Our prayers are with you Mike!
How many great and hilarious memories I have of time spent with Tom and Ray Bean! I wish I could find the photo of a toga-clad Ray and me at a Halloween party at your house sometime in the 70's. Ray and Tom were both outspoken and sometimes outrageous, but they were both 100% themselves to everyone across the board, and incredibly loyal to those they loved. I'm glad I got to tell Tom recently that I'll soon be a grandmother and that I loved him, though he wore me out like only a big brother can. My deepest condolences to you, Mike, and to so many others who called Tom their friend. All my love,
It has been years since I have seen or talked with Tom. He remains in my mind one of the kindest most gentle of gwntlemen. I never knew anyone who did not speak highly of him. I know you will all miss this wonderful individual.
Tom our dear friend. We had lots of good times together. You will be missed but not forgotton. Mark/Bill
Dear Mike, Family and Friends, Bill and I are very saddened by the the loss of Tom. He was such a dear, engaging personality and a whole lot of fun. We shall never forget taking Tom and his friend, Susan Boucher, to see a group of Short-eared Owls that had come to a neighborhood north of Dallas for a visit. It was my first time to meet Tom, and he probably thought we were quite a strange couple to drive several miles to see a bunch of owls! Bill and Tom discovered they knew each other from SMU. He was such a pleasure to be with, and we enjoyed good conversations over Mexican food at Rafa's. We will miss his sweet smile and friendly face. With our deepest, most heartfelt sympathy, Cindy and Bill Ward
My dearest Tom, I'm so sad that you have left us but blessed that you came into my life and became my friend. Thank you for your love in friendship.
I will miss you and love you, always.
With Tom's fellow roommates Ben Ramsey and David Nelson at UT law school, we have great memories of Tom - upbeat weekends, his many jokes and smiles, his kindness and generosity. Deepest condolences to you, Mike. John Neis
I always adored Tom. He was one of those rare individuals who gave you unconditional acceptance.
Tom is a great friend. He will be sorely missed. He is gone but for awhile and then we'll be with him again. God's peace and comfort to you, Mike.
Bruce Ackerman and Stan Feaster are saddened by the loss of our good friend, Tom Briggs. We knew Tom from the Cathedral of Hope, where he sat and worshiped in the pew ahead of us. As a result of our friendship at the Cathedral, Tom also became a confidant in helping us in his capacity as our Attorney. Tom was always very understanding and generous to our needs. Tom will certainly be missed by all who ever came in contact with him.
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.