Thomas Hurdle CAYLOR III
December 8, 1954 – June 19, 2020
Thomas Hurdle Caylor III was born December 8,1954 in Knoxville, TN. He is preceded in death by his parents Thomas H. Caylor Jr. and Norma Jean Caylor, his sister Cathy Boger and his brother Jerry Caylor. Tom passed away in the hospital from an illness with his family and friends by his side in Dallas TX. He was a wonderful husband and father and friend. He had the greatest outlook on life, a great sense of humor and he lived his life to the fullest. He will be in our hearts forever.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years Tracy Caylor; son Tommy Caylor IV; stepson Ricky and wife Diana Ramirez; two grandsons; his sister Vicki Caylor; nephew’s Roy Russell, Jr, Matt Caylor and Frankie Maranville; nieces Michelle Curington and Carla Miller.
DUE TO CURRENT RESTRICTIONS ON PUBLIC GATHERINGS, the service will be restricted to invited guests only. You may join them for the service via Facebook LIve on the funeral home page: Metrocrest Funeral Home and Hilltop Memorial Park.
Tom worked and also took courses at the University of Tennessee. Boy did he love UT!! When we moved to Texas from Orlando, FL, Tom began taking courses at DeVry University. He got his degree of Bachelor of Science in Technical Management (Magna Cum Laude) in 2006 and also a degree of Master of Business Administration w/ Distinction in 2008. He had worked so hard and it was such a great accomplishment!
Tom worked up until he went into the hospital before his passing. He had been working for Southwestern Health Resources. (His title: Admn DBase,Care intelligence & Analytics) He just loved working for this company, and with all of the people. He would say everyday how lucky in life he was, great family, friends and a great job. That he was so fortunate. Tom touched everyone who he came in contact with. He was very dedicated, hardworking.
Tom’s passion was his music. He was a true musician in every sense of the word. He played guitar, keyboard, harmonica, and he sang and wrote so many songs over the years. He also wrote a song for our wedding. He was a true talent. Tracy’s Song: How can I tell you, what I’m thinking it’s not so hard to see? How can I show you that your everything to me…? If I could choose to live a single day for the rest of my life. It would be a day to celebrate with you. And the thought of you as were going to be as one, we know it will always be. And the thought of you as were going to be as one, we know it will always be. How can I tell you what I’m thinking? It’s not so hard to see. How can I show you that your everything to me…? Tom had so much love for his family. It was very important to him. Tom was a great husband, father and grandfather. He always had something nice to say. So many friends. Everyone that knew Tom, loved him and his personality and his humor. We have had so many great memories over the life we have shared. I have lost a great husband and friend. I will cherish our memories forever.
I know Tom would not want you to be sad and mourn his passing but to celebrate his life. He truly had a great soul and he will be missed. We all will love and miss him!!! Until I see you again My Love……
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Thomas Hurdle CAYLOR III
July 4, 2020
Tom was a true blessing in my life like No other. His love for his fellow man is how we met. He set me on a new way of life. His thoughts and words he gave me are what guide me today .
I will never forget you Tom and will continue to think of you often on my journey.
July 4, 2020
I saw an news article yesterday about college football and thought, “I need to read this because Tom will surely mention it the next time we talk.” Then I remembered... I will miss our chats.
Tom comforted me when I was sad. He literally made me laugh until I cried on numerous occasions with his warped sense of humor. God blessed us with you my friend.
To Tracy and your family, thank you for sharing Tom with us all these years.
July 1, 2020
I worked with Tom at Southwestern Health Resources. From the very start, I knew that we'd get along just fine. Tom's personality was contagious. I couldn't see him without smiling, knowing that we'd both walk away laughing about something or another. I never saw him hesitate to help anyone who asked, and, with me sometimes, when I didn't. He seemed to know when I needed some help.
He will certainly be missed, as this was a guy who contributed and made a difference. Go easy, my friend.
June 30, 2020
I loved coming into the office early in the mornings and Tom would be the first person I saw each day and he would smile and say good morning. We would often chat while making coffee. He sure loved his coffee. He would make sure to remind me when to re-order. lol He was on my team for our team building activity of an escape room. We had so much fun and we WON beating our other 2 teams out in the fastest amount of time. During this pandemic and working from home our team has friday/weekly virtual happy hour. Tom was always there to socialize and crack jokes. He had such a nice guitar collection that he showed me when I asked about it. I was happy to find another musician in our group! He will be dearly missed.
June 30, 2020
Tom and I worked together at Southwestern Health Resources. I consider myself fortunate to have had the opportunity to work closely with him as part of my team. Tom was a great colleague and friend. I admired his dedication to an excellent work product and constant learning. He had a great sense of humor and always made us laugh. He was kind and thoughtful. I will always remember him fondly.
Each time I think of him, I see him smiling with his dimples and a playful twinkle in his eyes. Tom, you are much loved and will be missed dearly.
Wishing Tracy and the family much strength and courage in this difficult time. Take care.
June 28, 2020
My Love... It has been 9 days since I had to say goodbye. My heart is so broken. I have lost my best friend and husband. I feel so lost. We always talked about growing old together I would give anything to have that chance, but I know God had other plans for you. We had so many great memories and a fun filled life with love, laughter and happiness, and that is really all that we can ask for in life. You have touched so many people in your life. I know you are up there with your friends and family playing your guitar and making everyone laugh. I love you so much and I miss you everyday. Until I see you again My Love and you can play me our song....
Love Always and Deeply Tracy
June 28, 2020
U made a difference in this life. U left an impression with everyone u met. U lead by example and walked this earth with love in ur heart. U are the epitome of what a genuinely good person should be and everybody loved u. I feel very fortunate that God allowed me to be a part of ur family. U gave me hope endurance and a reason to smile. Tommy u will forever be in my thoughts and in my heart. I hope i can be just like u when I grow up. I miss u dearly With all my love..CarlaD
June 24, 2020
Tom was a great guy. Really helped me out in my time of need. He loved life, his guitar 🎸 and the Tennessee Volunteers. In fact he gave me one of his guitars which I still have to this day. Love you man.