OBITUARY

Thomas Gamblin

January 16, 1963November 24, 2011

Thomas Gamblin, age 48, of North Augusta, passed away on Thursday, November 24th, 2011 of a heart attack in Chicago, IL, while doing one of the things in life he truly enjoyed-Running. He was born on January 16, 1963 to Alma F. Price and Thomas Gamblin, Sr., in Fullerton, California. He joined the Army in 1983, where he worked in the service of our country for 28 years, with many honors. Tom was a Sergeant First Class, in the United States Army, serving as a Foreign Security Forces Combat Advisor. In his military career, he has served in the First Ranger Battalion, the Special Forces, and in other various Special Operations units. Tom earned his degrees in Psychology and Educational Leadership. He was also currently a teacher and cross country coach at Richmond Academy. Tom is survived by his wife, Suzette, and their sons, Austin and Thorn. In addition, he leaves behind brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces/nephews, and cousins. Tom’s memorial service will be held at The Julian Smith Barbecue Pit located at 3 Milledge Road at Lake Olmstead Park in Augusta, Georgia on Sunday, December the 4th. The service will be from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. If you would like to celebrate his life with us you are welcome to attend with his family, close friends, co-workers, fellow service members, and students.

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John Meagher

March 7, 2012

Tom and I went to Pre-Ranger together back in 1984 with the First Ranger Battalion. Tom led the way and was a great Ranger and an even better man. You will be missed! Sua Sponte and Rangers Lead The Way!

December 18, 2011

Thorn, I am praying for you and your family. There is nothing that I can say that can ease the pain of losing someone that you love. What I can do is lift you and your family up in prayer and ask God to hold you when you need to be held, push you when you need to be pushed and help you get through the times of sorrow and pain.

Love,

Melanie Lloyd

Lee Blitch

December 16, 2011

Coach, I will never forget our frequent 2 person a.p. psychology classes filled with 30 minutes of the days lesson, and 20 minutes of your world travel stories. You truly were an amazing gentleman...when I thought running another 2 ft was impossible, some how you encouraged me to run 2 more miles. Runners in heaven are blessed to have you by their side! Rest well ol' Man.

Katrina Petersen

December 14, 2011

I don't know what else to say except I miss having you as a teacher. No one can replace you. No one can even compare. You were amazing and unique and no one will ever fill in your spot as Psychology teacher.

December 5, 2011

When I was asst. Principal at ARC, Tom would often stop by my office to just chat. I remember his visits as an example of the way he could mix business with friendship. He always stopped to talk to Jerry and me on the trail behind his house after I retired. We have fond memories of parties held at your house for teachers. Our prayers are with you, Suzy, and our deepest regret that you and Tom couldn't grow old together. He was indeed one in a million. Love to you and the boys, Kris Walters

Cedric Ryans

December 5, 2011

Me being one of his students Mr.Gamblin was one of My favorite teacher i've had this year and My prayers go out to the Gamblin family

December 5, 2011

Tom and family lived next door to us in North Augusta for about 2 years. We loved Tom, Susie, Thorn, and Austin. We are so sad to learn about Tom's death. He was a wonderful person and served our country in the best way possible. Fred and Carolyn Williams (North Augusta, SC)

Nina Creech

December 5, 2011

You were an inspiration to us all. You always had a smile and a kind word to share. Heaven will be a better place with you on their watch. Thoughts and prayers to your family.

Martha Blodgett

December 4, 2011

Tommy joins God's Army, a soldier through and though. He leaves behind many who will remember and love him forever. March on Tommy, march on.....

Jim Elder

December 4, 2011

Suzy, Austin and Thorn,
I am so sorry. You are all in my prayers. Please know I am here in town and would be glad to help you all in any way I can. Please don't hesitate to ask.