Thomas M. Oak

February 27, 1927July 3, 2018

Thomas (Tom) "Papa" Myron Oak, 91, passed away July 3, 2018 in Wichita, KS where he was born and raised. Tom attended East High and Wichita State University, belonging to Webster Fraternity. He served in the US Army in Korea. He married his college sweetheart, Patricia "Patty" Sturges on August 28, 1950. They had 2 children, Cathy (Greg) Erbert and Tom (Diane Monger) Oak; grandchildren Joseph Penney, Emily (Paul) Bellacera, Shawn (Kim), Eric (Corey) Darrin (Janiece) Erbert, Kimberly and Susan Stewart; 15 great-grandchildren, all of whom survive him.

Tom was a well-known C.P.A. in Wichita and partner in a large accounting firm. He was an avid golfer throughout his life, and also a voracious reader. Papa loved doing home repairs and shared this skill with his family members.

Preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Patty, and his parents Myron Oak and Renzella "Della" Simmons.

Funeral service will be Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 2pm, Lakeview, with a light reception following.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Tom's name can be made to the American Heart Association, 1861 N. Rock Rd., Suite #380, Wichita, Kansas 67206.


  • American Heart Association


  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 7, 2018

Thomas M. Oak

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Harry Simpson

July 7, 2018

Rest Thomas, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation.

American Heart Association

July 5, 2018

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.