Tom Douros

July 12, 1927July 20, 2013

Tom S. Douros (Athanasios), 86, went to be with the Lord on July 20, 2013 peacefully at home. Tom was a native of Norfolk and was born on July 12, 1927. He was a graduate of Maury High School (class of 1946), The Ewell Conservatory of Music (in 1949), and Bob Jones University (class of 1955). He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Alice; his 7 children, Bob, Cindy Jarvis, Jim, Tim, Mary Musaus, Melody Black, and Tommy; 16 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren. His first born, Steve, was a Norfolk Police Officer, killed in the line of duty in 1980.

Tom founded the Community Church of Norfolk in 1958 and continued as pastor until health issues force him to retire in 2012. He was an accomplished musician, composer and known for his “Twin Towers” and “Seven Trumpets of Revelation” concertos and other sacred compositions. He also loved gardening and sharing his peaches and figs from his trees with everyone. He had a love for people beyond compare and was known for his steadfast faith in God and sharing it with others. Tom Douros was a teacher, pianist, and pastor, who was loved and admired by many.

The family will be having a visitation on Wednesday, July 24th from 6 to 8pm at Smith & Williams Funeral Home in Norfolk on Norview Ave. The funeral will be held Thursday, July 25th at 2:00 pm at the funeral home, followed by a graveside service at Forest Lawn Cemetery and reception at Community Church of Norfolk. You may offer condolences to the family at


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 24, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 25, 2013

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Angie Jarvis

July 21, 2017

Love and miss you Grandpa!

Pamela Newton

January 15, 2014

I was one of his stdents in 1961. He was a sweet godluy man. He walked around telling about Jesus.

Angela Jarvis (granddaughter)

July 27, 2013

" thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life."
(Revelation 2: 10)

This reminds me exactly of Papou. I am so thankful for all the years we had with him, to listen to his jokes and to spend quality time with him when Gabriel and I visited and enjoyed Sunday lunch together.

You will always be loved and your legacy will live on.

July 27, 2013

My thoughts goes out to the Douros Family.He was such a caring man, he married my husband and I in 1981.

Rochelle (Davis) Gomez

July 27, 2013

I was a classmate of Tommy Douros at Bethany Christian School. I wish to offer my condolences to him and his family.

J. Walter Sterling

July 26, 2013

I attended Bethany Christian School, from 1977 to 1983, 2nd to 7th grade, as a classmate of Tommy Douros. I lived with my grandparents, Walter and Irene Sterling, who were not churchgoers, and I was welcomed into Pastor Douros' church which I attended for some of those years. The Douros home was one I spent many hours at -- or near, as we were usually riding our bikes, or playing ball. He was a wonderful pastor and family man, full of the faith whose seeds he planted for so many years. I love the film "the apostle", and when they have the exchange -- "What you see is what we got -- what we got, the Lord sent" -- I think of Pastor Douros and his "little church in the wildwood." I am sorry I did not keep in touch with Tommy and the family, after moving away in 1984. I visited the church once, to a warm embrace from Pastor Douros, in 1993 when I graduated from college. I have nothing but fond memories of him and of my old childhood friend Tommy. God bless Pastor Douros and his family. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Deirdre Lamb

July 25, 2013

I didnt' know him very long, but in the short time I did he seemed such a kind man with a love for God that seemed to shine through him. My sincere condolences to his family. May the Lord help you through this trying time.

Cecil Burt Duren

July 25, 2013

My deepest condolences to the entire Douros family. Although it has been nearly twenty years since I last spoke with Pastor Douros, I carry very fond memories of growing up under his preaching at Community Church and many happy hours shared with the entire family. May God's peace be with you all.

Michael Deeley

July 25, 2013

He is an amazing person. His drive for the the Lord was unshakable. I am proud to say he was my family's pastor for 30 years. We will always remember him for the strong Christian leader he was. He was always positive and his faith never faltered. His passion was admirable to say the least. I am glad that the Lord brought him into our lives, He was called home after an amazing time here. He touched our lives. Thank you pastor Tom Douros. We are sad to see you go, but we will all be reunited in the kingdom of our Lord...

Elizabeth Hubbard

July 25, 2013

He was a great pastor! He was well knowed ! I will really miss him !