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Thomas Marvin Glynn

15 October, 195819 October, 2020

Born October 15, 1958, passed away Monday, October 19, 2020 at the age of 62. Thomas was an incredibly loving husband, father, and grandfather who will be missed dearly.

His life was about his family and his work. He was married to the love of his life, Shari Wygant, on December 21, 1985 and they shared 34 years of marriage. He was his wife's best friend, always supporting her in every aspect of her life. He spoiled her with flowers for no reason, clean pajamas every day, and loving conversations that will be cherished.

Tom was known and beloved for his warm sense of humor and ability to take things in stride. Whether is it was terrible "Dad Jokes" or pranking his wife, he brought a lighthearted approach to life that made you feel that everything was going to be okay. He loved spending time with his family, was a willing participant in all of Shari's projects, and loved to go on motorcycle rides. He loved watching football with his eldest, cheering on his Los Angeles Rams and booing his son's Dallas Cowboys. Hawaiian ice cream runs with his youngest son was a favorite pastime. He was the type of grandpa that let his grandchildren climb all over him just so he could get the attention he so adored.

Tom was also an incredibly hard working man, very rarely taking any time off. He ran the family's centennial dairy farm for 35 years. In 2012, he converted the farm into a milk-hauling business that picks up milk for eight farms. He liked to joke that he was "The Kenworth God" and the protector of the world's food supply.

Thomas will be tremendously missed by his wife Shari; his two sons, Eric (Brittany) Glynn and Ken Glynn; granddaughter Audrey, grandson Bransen; brother Mike (Ellen) Glynn; sister Sara (Ed) Goodman, as well as many loving family and friends. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents Marvin and Ann Glynn and sister Susanne Tostevin.

The family will receive friends at the Gorsline Runciman Williamston Chapel, 205 East Middle Street, Williamston on Sunday, October 25th from 3-6pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, October 26th at 11:00am at St. James Catholic Church, 1010 South Lansing Street, Mason, Michigan with visitation beginning at 10am.

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  • Eric Glynn
  • Ken Glynn
  • Ed Goodman
  • Cody Glynn
  • Patrick Glynn
  • Chad Minnis
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Susan Rabidoux

28 October 2020

Dear all Glynn family: I was so privileged to know Tom quite well when Joe and I were first dating. He was probably about 13 or 14 and definitely the age for playing jokes and tricks on people. I know he played a few on his Uncle Joe, but spared his future Aunt Sue that honor. (Probably Aunt Ann thought he should not scare me away.)

He tried to remember many, many jokes so he could try them on his Uncle Joe. Some of them were hilarious and others were the typical teenage variety. But he certainly did liven up our dates and it was indeed my favorite family of Joe's to visit, also because Joe could help Uncle Mark with milking. Of course, Aunt Ann was always ready with cake, pie, ice cream and cookies. I will never forget those days. love and prayers as you remember Tom.

Jim Greenhoe

26 October 2020

Sorry, of course I meant...
Shari, Eric and Ken,
Wherever you go, whatever you do, Tom (your Dad) is always with you.
We Love You All,
Cousin Jim, Sheri, Brian, Biz and Dan Greenhoe

Jim Greenhoe

25 October 2020

Shari, Eric and Ed,
Sheri, Brian, Dan and and I send our heartfelt love and prayers to you on the loss of your beloved Tom.
Our Tom is my Cousin. We have a long history together most of it as kids. I was invited to spend a week at the farm every summer thanks to Aunt Ann and Uncle Mark. Since Tom and I are the same age they thought it would good to get the cousins together. While I enjoyed my time at the farm, Tom and I had a competition going when we were pretty young. I remember he called me a City Slicker and laughed heartily when I didn't know the difference between hay and straw. He did get me to pee on an electric fence. Shocking!
And I remember Tom owned a Pinto for a time. (Not the car.)
One time we got in a fight and Cousin Mike (who was bigger than us) got between us fast and grabbed us by our collars and said "STOP IT, You're Cousins! You need to get along."
My two very special memories where when Tom cleared an area in the hay mow (that's pronounced like cow, it's the hay loft for us City Slickers) hung up a old steel bushel basket with bottom cut out and hung it 10 feet off the floor so we could shoot some basketballs. CLANG!!!! FUN! and then the funniest thing ever he did with me was to go out with the tractor in late November when everything was frozen and take the manure spreader. We took it down one side of the field with a head wind...
THEN he turned the tractor around so we are now downwind of the Flying Frozen Feces as it rains down on our heads feeling like being pelted by rocks. I am covering up and I look over at Tom and he is roaring with laughter. Ha, Ha, Ha!
Tom, Thank You for ALL the memories. One thing is for sure, we share a great family. I love and miss you, Cousin.

Kris Fry

24 October 2020

Tom was a great man. I worked for the Glynns in high school and enjoyed every minute. Tom taught me a lot about farming but also about life. He taught me there was a time to work and a time to joke around. I so enjoyed our morning meetings around the Milker cart. Eating a homemade breakfast sandwich brought to the barn by Marv when he came to feed calves. Sometimes I’d change the radio station after I got done at night to the classical instrument channel for him to enjoy in the morning when he turned it on. I might have been young but I had experience, he still trusted me with a lot of responsibility. I’ll never forget that. I offer my sincerest condolences to the Glynn family. Sherri, Eric and Ken. I still want to call him Kenny. Tom will always live in my memories.

The Fry family

Kay Countryman

23 October 2020

Shari and family, so sorry for your loss. Tom was a gentle soul who loved his family and his life. You all were his everything; he worked hard and loved what he did. There are no words that will take away the hole that is left. Remembering his laugh will keep him near. Praying for you all for comfort and peace in the days to come.

Lee Fisher

23 October 2020

As a kid we would be treated to a weekend on the farm during the summer. I will always remember Aunt Ann’s foolproof way of getting Tom out of bed. She would play Barbara Striesend music on the record player and sure enough he would yell down the stairs to “Turn that noise off. Aunt Ann would smile at her success. Uncle Mark would just wink at us as he ate his abundant breakfast.

Liz Davis

23 October 2020

Tom was a good friend to us! Please know you're in our thoughts & daily prayers. PEACE...Reed, Liz & Margaret Davis, Williamston

Steve Martin

23 October 2020

Sara and Ed, sorry to learn about the passing of your brother. My prayers will be with you.

Kay Countryman

23 October 2020

My memories of Tom go back to being kids and he would scare the heck out of me by pretending to throw us into the bull's pen or in with the hogs. He was always a jokester. May you be at peace and look down on all your family with a smile

Louise Rabidoux

23 October 2020

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