OBITUARY

Thomas Mason Altee Sr.

December 13, 1928July 24, 2013

ALTEE Thomas Mason Altee, 84, passed away on July 24, 2013. A native of Jacksonville, Thomas was born December 13, 1928 to Owen and Sarah Foy Altee. He is a graduate of St. Leo Prep School, a letterman and is in the School Hall of Fame. Thomas also attended the University of Florida, where he played basketball for two years. Ultimately, he graduated from the University of Mississippi. Thomas proudly served his country for 20 years as a U.S. Naval Officer, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

He was a founding member of the Pablo Creek Mullet Smoking Society, Jacksonville Beach Councilman, member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, a Paul Harris Fellow and a past president of Jacksonville Beach Rotary Club. As a member of the American Red Cross Volunteer Lifesaving Corps, Thomas was credited with many lifesaving rescues. He was also an avid golf and tennis player at Selva Marina Country Club. Thomas wrote the My Turn column for the Beaches Leader.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Nettinelle Mickler Altee and survived by their children Thomas Mason Altee, Jr., Priscilla Bowden Roland (Brad), Camillus Ann Brown, Michael Lawrence Altee (Nicole), Mary Lorraine Beale (Gregory), Andrew Howard Altee and Theodore Owen Altee. Thomas is survived by his wife of 47 years, Earlene Roberts Altee, who brought to the marriage 2 children, Lisa Baine Donoho (Jim) and Earl Roberts Austin (Susie). He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and his sister, Betty Altee.

A memorial service will be held 11am Tuesday, July 30 at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 435 1st Ave N. Jacksonville Beach, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Thomas' name to Community Hospice of NE FL, 4266 Sunbeam Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32257 904-268-5200 or to your favorite charity . Arrangements by Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 1701 Beach Blvd. Jacksonville Beach 904-249-2374

Services

  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 30, 2013
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Lauri Smith

September 24, 2013

Rest in Peace. I'm 2nd cousin to Nettinell (my grandmother Lolita Bowden and Nettinell's mother, Berrinece Bowden were sisters). May God bring you peace, always.

Mike & Jo Ann Collins

August 1, 2013

I consider it my honor to have known Tom for the last twenty years or so. One of the greatest pleasures was to simply sit and talk with him and hear his insights. He'll be missed.

Belinda Hulin

July 31, 2013

Cam,
To you and all your family, I wish healing light and prayers. I didn't know your dad, but loved your stories of him and know his spark lives on.

Dugg Harrison

July 29, 2013

Andy, As you may remember I just went through this a few months ago. I pray that God's comfort and peace be with you and your family during this time.

Annelle Griffin

July 28, 2013

Dear Earlene & Family, My deepest sympathies to you & yours...Believe me, I know how you feel... Judy Picard also sends her sympathies...as well Rick, Laney & Bill's family..what great memories we all have & we'll treasure them forever. Fondly, Annelle & Family

Richard Bowers

July 28, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with the family, Have not seen Tom in some time, but very much enjoyed being around him and his sense of humor as well as his view of the world. God Bless you, Tom

Bunny Morgan

July 28, 2013

We will miss you Tom, Bunny & Bill

Mary Altee

July 28, 2013

Love you Daddy. Give mom a hug for me.

Robin Anderson

July 27, 2013

I will always remember the wonderful days at Selva and the 4th of July parties at your old property in Neptune Beach. My mom never had a problem getting my sister and I to go to those parties because the Altee boys were so handsome, (like their dad)!

FROM THE FAMILY