Thomas Michael Mayers, Sr

Born: Fri., Apr. 15, 1938
Died: Sat., Dec. 31, 2011

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Thomas Michael Mayers, Sr., of Greensboro, Georgia passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2011, at St. Mary''s Hospital in Athens at the age of 73. Born on April 15, 1938 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, he was the son of the late Lawrence "Bud" Mayers and Irene Klepper Mayers.

He was raised in Ft. Wayne, Indiana where he graduated from Central Catholic High School. He enlisted into the United States Army Reserves and spent time at Ft. Leonard Wood in Missouri and Fort Dix in New Jersey.

His first job was working at Shreck''s Office Supply in Fort Wayne. He then worked for 27 years at GTE Sylvania Company in the Telephone, Cable, and Lighting Divisions. Upon retirement from GTE, Tom worked another 10 years at Motorola Lighting in Product Sales Management. After retirement from Motorola, he continued to work as a consultant to the lighting industry for another two years.

Tom had a wide variety of interests including a passion for the outdoors and working on anything mechanical. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and was an accomplished handyman and was proficient in plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and woodworking. He also enjoyed computers and technology.

He moved to Lake Oconee in 2000, where he was very active in his community serving in numerous positions. He was a certified State Firefighter and first responder and served on the Board of the Walker Church Volunteer Fire Department as Treasurer. He was appointed by Greene County as Chairman of the Hospital Board and was also a member of the Lake Oconee Development Board. Mr. Mayers was appointed to the Board of the North East Georgia Regional Council in 2005. He served on the Planning and Local Government Services Committee and the Developments of Regional Impact Committee since that time. In addition, he was appointed by the Greene County Board of Commissioners to the Northeast Georgia Solid Waste Management Authority. He worked for the Board of Elections where he served as Poll Manager for Advance Voting. He was also appointed chairman of the Census Committee for Greene County in 2010. He was a member of Christ Our King & Savior Catholic Church in Greensboro.

Mr. Mayers is survived by his wife, Kathleen Coine-Mayers of Greensboro, Georgia; two sons, Thomas M. Mayers II and wife Mary Ann of Crystal Lake, Illinois and Tim Mayers and wife Araceli of Anchorage, Alaska; two sisters, Janie Schoenle and husband Jerry of Wolcottville, Indiana and Sally M. Rebert and husband Gene of Marysville, Pennsylvania; a brother, Larry Mayers and wife Janeen of Kendallville, Indiana; three grandchildren, Michael Mayers, Allison Mayers and Sophia Mayers; and a number of other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by a sister, Sue A. Zirkle.

A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church, 6341 Lake Oconee Parkway, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Father G. Philip Ryan officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Thomas Mayers Jr., Tim Mayers, Michael Mayers, Tom Coine, Bob Coine, and Alvin Pope. A vigil will begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by visitation until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday night at McCommons Funeral Home. The family request any memorials be made to St. Vincent De Paul Society, c/o Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church, 6341 Lake Oconee Parkway, Greensboro, GA 30642. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Jane Cobb
   Posted Tue January 03, 2012
My love, prayers and deepest sympathy. Jane Cobb

Tony Culver
   Posted Wed January 04, 2012
With deepest sympathies for the passing of my Friend and former Boss, Tom Mayers. I will be keeping the Mayers Family in my thoughts and Prayers. Tony Culver Angola, Indiana

Crystal Brown
   Posted Wed January 04, 2012
My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. Mr. Mayers was a great man and will be truly missed.

Cornelia Lowery
   Posted Wed January 04, 2012
My prayers are with the Mayers Family. God Bless.

Greg&Cindy Young
   Posted Wed January 04, 2012
Kathleen, I am so sorry to hear about Tom. You are in our prayers and thoughts. Our area was blessed to have Tom. He was someone that did good at any opportunity available to him. He never sought attention for what he did, he just did it. We need more like him. He will be missed by many.

Kevin Douglas
   Posted Wed January 04, 2012
Dear family, I am sorry for your loss. May each of you find comfort in knowing that God is "near to those that are broken at heart ;and those who are crushed in spirit he saves." (Psalms 34;18)

Dick & Gerry Lebby
   Posted Thu January 05, 2012
It was such a pleasure to know Tom. He will be missed. We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

Laura, Brian, Anthony, & Rachel Kaufman
   Posted Thu January 05, 2012
Sorry we weren't able to come today but please know that you are all in our prayers. "Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let Your Perpetual Light shine upon him."

David Ashley
   Posted Fri January 06, 2012
I am truly sorry to hear the loss of Mr Tom. Prayers go out to the family for the days ahead. DPC

Chuck & Rose Zion
   Posted Sat January 07, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to Kathy and the rest of the family members in the passing of Tom. He was a great caring person and gave of himself when a family member needed him.

Barry and Teresa Churchwell
   Posted Tue January 17, 2012
Deepest sympathy to you in the passing of your beloved husband and dearest friend. May the love and cherished memories always be with you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.