Thomas I. Sublett
May 10, 1960 – December 11, 2012
The family of Tom Sublett will receive friends this evening at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church from 5 to 7 p.m.
A Requiem Memorial Eucharist will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mark’s. Through the generosity of First United Methodist Church, a reception will be held following the service at the Fellowship Hall provided by the Guilds of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.
Tom, married to Carol Ann Sublett for 26 years and father of four children, lived a loving and dedicated family life. Although he gave much to his professional and civic life, his family always came first. His children, Leslie Ann Gordy (Sam), Erin Catherine, Reid Thomas (Kathryn) and Grant James, and his grandchildren, Baylor Thomas Gordy and Marley Rose Gordy were always the center and focus of his life. His devotion to family included his brothers, James Edward and Charles Nystrom; sisters, Catherine Read Greeson and Wendy Asbury (John); aunts, Sylvia Sublett Jones and Mary Jane LeFebvre (Mike); uncle, Joseph Catasca (Georgia); as well as many nieces and nephews.
His service extended throughout this community beginning with his church, where he served as both a senior and junior warden, held fundraising roles, and helped plan and relocate St. Mark’s Hello GoodBuy Thrift Store.
He was a founding member of the Alexis de Tocqueville Society of the United Way and served on the boards of directors of St. Simons Land Trust, United Way, the Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club, the Red Cross, Morningstar and Salvation Army. The Community Foundation, which has been a force for funding many worthy groups in Glynn County, benefitted from Tom’s work to help start and fund the organization. His generosity touched many people and organizations in this community.
He was a 1984 graduate of Virginia Tech, the University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute and was a licensed Realtor in the state of Georgia. Tom served the residents of Glynn County as county commissioner since 2008.
Tom and his family moved here Aug. 3, 1999, when he accepted the position of vice president of operations at King & Prince Seafood, where he retired as senior vice president of operations. He was employed as a commercial-industrial Realtor at Parker-Kaufman.
Honorary pallbearers are Robert P. Brubaker, Glynn County Commissioners Amy Callaway, Mary Hunt, Richard Strickland, Jerome Clark, Clyde Taylor and Bob Coleman, County Administrator Alan Ours and County Attorney Aaron Mumford. Ushers include Allen Whittington, Bill Parker, Dwayne Johnson, Dave Ingold, Steve McNicoll and Mike Ferguson.
Memorials may be made in his memory to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church or to United Way of Glynn.
Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Requiem Memorial Eucharist
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Thomas I. Sublett
December 17, 2012
My prayers are with you now and forever in the untimely loss of your loved one. May God bless each and everyone of you.
December 17, 2012
Dear Carol & family,
My heart has been broke since receiving this news!!.... Something you never, ever want to hear! I am so very sorry for you and your precious family!!
You and Thomas have a beautiful family! Todd, Tye & I reflected on the times we have enjoyed with you guys!! Far less times than we would like, but so grateful for every moment!!
We are praying for each of you, Carol!! Please know I will be in touch soon - I just want to give you all time.
I LOVE YOU DEARLY, CAROL!!
Your old high school buddy,
Teresa Viers Saul
December 15, 2012
Dear Sublett Family,
Our deepest sympathy to all of you. You are in our prayers. Tom will be missed. Love, Wiley and Mary Younce and family
December 14, 2012
Tom was one of the nicest people I've ever met and my life was richer for knowing him. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife and family.