Tom S. Douros
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Norfolk - Tom S. Douros (Athanasios), 86, went to be with the Lord on July 20, 2013 peacefully at home. Tom was a native of Norfolk and was born on July 12, 1927. He was a graduate of Maury High School (class of 1946), The Ewell Conservatory of Music (in 1949), and Bob Jones University (class of 1955). He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Alice; his 7 children, Bob, Cindy Jarvis, Jim, Tim, Mary Musaus, Melody Black, and Tommy; 16 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren. His first born, Steve, was a Norfolk Police Officer, killed in the line of duty in 1980.
Tom founded the Community Church of Norfolk in 1958 and continued as pastor until health issues force him to retire in 2012. He was an accomplished musician, composer and known for his "Twin Towers" and "Seven Trumpets of Revelation" concertos and other sacred compositions. He also loved gardening and sharing his peaches and figs from his trees with everyone.
He had a love for people beyond compare and was known for his steadfast faith in God and sharing it with others.
Tom Douros was a teacher, pianist, and pastor, who was loved and admired by many.
The family will be having a visitation on Wednesday, July 24th from 6 to 8pm at Smith & Williams Funeral Home in Norfolk on Norview Ave. The funeral will be held Thursday, July 25th at 2:00 pm at the funeral home, followed by a graveside service at Forest Lawn Cemetery and reception at Community Church of Norfolk.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on July 23, 2013