Adams Funeral Home

129 Coleman Street, Marlin, TX


Thomas G Zander

February 3, 1946November 26, 2019

Thomas Gerald Zander, 73, of Perry, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM, December 2, 2019 at Perry United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held from 5 PM to 7 PM Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Adams Funeral Home, Marlin, TX. Tom was born on February 3, 1946 to Clarence William Zander and Freda Reuwer Zander in Waco, TX and lived in the Perry-Otto area of Falls County his entire life. He graduated from Riesel High School in 1964 and Baylor University in 1969. While deciding whether to go to graduate school after graduation from Baylor, he helped his father farm and then made it his life’s work. Tom enjoyed community service. He served on the Falls County Farm Bureau board, was chairman of the Falls County Farm Service Agency County Committee, as well as chairman of the Falls County Appraisal Review Board, and was a member of the County Crop Committee. He was elected Falls County Pct. 1 County Commissioner in 2000, a position that he thoroughly enjoyed, and served 2 terms. For the past 30 years he was a sales rep for Pioneer Hybrid International. In July of 1969 he married Lynn Lowe of Mart, and they had two sons. Tom supported all of their activities and served as president of Riesel Youth Baseball and Riesel Athletic Boosters.

Tom was a lifelong member of Perry United Methodist Church and has held many offices of the Church Council. He was also chairman of the annual Perry Methodist Chicken Barbeque for numerous years. Most recently he was a co-chairman of the building committee for a new fellowship hall, which is currently being built.

He was preceded in death by his parents, C.W. and Freda Zander, parents-in-law Ellis and Retta Lowe, and brother-in-law, Johnny Lowe. He is survived by his wife, Lynn; sons, Jeff and Clint; and grandchildren, Tyler, Jackson, Mackenzie (Jeff) and their mother, Kristen Lawley, and Dalton and Ashlyn (Clint) and their mother, Shannon Zander); brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Tara, and sister-in-law, Kathy Cram, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorials may be made to Perry United Methodist Church Building Fund, 193 County Road 127, Riesel, TX 76682.


  • Visitation Sunday, December 1, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 2, 2019
  • Burial Monday, December 2, 2019


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Rhonda Coker

December 10, 2019

I am deeply saddened to hear about Tom. I just found out. He and Nelson are together now and they can discuss farming and politics. Nelson thought a lot of Tom. My heart goes out to you. May God hold and comfort you at this time.
Rhonda Coker

Gail Lauderdale

December 2, 2019

Lynn so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you and all the family and families. God Bless each and everyone of you. Gail Lauderdale

Sharon Hammond

November 30, 2019

The most heart warming memory for me of Tom is how concerned and gracious he was the night I got lost coming to your home many years ago. That truly showed me the essence of his being. I send my love and prayers to Lynn, Jeff, Clint and entire family during this bittersweet time.
Sharon Stone Hammond

Benny & Danna Stieg

November 30, 2019

We remember many years ago when we would go to the LaFiesta, Tom would order four tacos & four enchiladas. He would eat every bite too! Many good memories of Tom. Rest in Peace good friend.