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Joseph O'Brien
Joseph O'Brien
I have not read any of the posts here, but recall how deeply moving and affecting the AJ Donohue thread was on this or a similar site.  I could say a lot, but expect much of it is already written.  Tom was the best.  He was a huge impact on my life ever since we met.  I worked with him for about 8-years at K&P and nearly that long at the United Way Board.  He was the best boss for three of those years and an amazingly fun and effective partner in my efforts all of those years.  We did some great things in developing a facility security program from scratch that impressed many customers including Gortons.  We kept the safety program thriving and with many managers and employees, we celebrated so many long runs without serious injury.  so much pain was prevented and replaced with productivity and rewards.  We served literally over 1000 pizzas, handed out approx $50k in safety drawing cash, served huge buffets, even steaks one time for the entire company.  Tom was a great sounding board and would bitch along with you, but if it was our team, we always agreed to make it work.  As Rev Alan said, "instead of pressing people to correct their faults, he was a master of promoting the impact of their strengths."  Tom was usually nice and always a passionate guy, but never hesitated to speak his mind or stand up for what he believed.  I expect he never made his peace with the misdirection of King & Prince Seafood during and after it was sold and spiraling downward for years.  Tom was not perfect, but in all the time I spent with him, I rarely saw him have a negative or neutral impact on a task or situation.  I know of many who have shared the same experience. When I asked him to consider chairing the United Way Board, he was initially angry and disappointed that no one else had stepped up.  He had lived in Glynn only 2-3 years, but took it on with pride and energy soon after.  His years on the exec cmte were a major phase of evolution in the team-building, fund-raising efforts and exploration/initiation of the community impact model. It was a great time for me.  I felt like I made a bigger difference than ever when I worked with Tom at UW and K&P.  He built so many relationships directly and made so many others stronger. There has been a massive stream of memories resurrected since his loss.  A favorite was him delivering Christmas gifts with Bob Brubaker to the neighbors surrounding the King & Prince facility.  Another involves countless staff meeting where he refused to let managers BS there way through.  If there were problems or lack of progress, we had to own it.  another was the time I was in the room as he told a coworker that he would always have a beard and we were all better for it, as he was too scary without it !?!? Ahahaha! I will continue to pray for this family, this town and this phase to heal soon.  It matters much more to me that he is gone too early and his absence forms a painful void for so many that loved him, relied on him, or just had a little better day or better life because of knowing him.  I found myself on all three of those paths with Tom, and not surprised to see that so many did, as well.  I will always hear his laugh and appreciate his ear and heart that seemed to always be open for me when I needed it most.  Thomas I. Sublett had a huge impact on my life that will live on in a tiny club that includes my father, also gone from us way too soon.  I pray for Carol and family's peace of mind and Tom's peace in heaven.  Just like my dad, I wish I had listened to him more, spent more recent time and seen that smile a few more times.  Soon enough, I guess! See you all soon with a little more Peace, Love & Laughter in store...   
Cary Carter
Cary Carter
To Carol Sublett and the Sublett family, My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family for your loss. What a major loss this is to the Family and to all that knew and worked with him. Life is so short. Many prayers go out to you and yours. Cary Carter Deputy Chief Appraiser Glynn County Property Appraisal Office
Ed Regelman
Ed Regelman
Back in the mid 80's i first meet Tom in a little town in West Texas. We were young and very eagar to conquer the world. I had the great opportunity to spend years with Tom and his beautiful family. As i read through every posting i couldn't help to notice that it seems Tom had left the same mark with many others as he had left with me.(he was funny that way). I certainly will miss chatting with him. Love always the Regelman's Ed, Deb, and the Kids
Richard Knight
Richard Knight
Carol  & Family Tom and I were acquainted through a few community problems he solved. Then I was considering a run for his spot on the commission and he met with me to explain the position. I had been a councilman in my former hometown. He was so frank and so pragmatic. Plus we had a few laughs. In my opinion, he was a terrific commissioner, citizen and human being. His death is a true tragedy.    
Connie Reed
Connie Reed
Dear Carol and Family,           I just heard and my heart is broken. Tom and I were good friends, both at Christiansburg High School, Class of '78 and at Tech. He was so smart, funny and kind. Often he would have us laughing so much we had tears streaming from our eyes. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the kids. Tom always lighted up a room and a pleasure to be around. The world just lost one of the best.                        With deepest sympathy,                                                 Connie Reed    
Barbara Simpson
Barbara Simpson
Carol and family, I attended Christiansburg High School with Tom, and what I remember best is his laughter. Freshman year, we had English with Shelda Wills, whose boundless patience we tried daily. The game show Jackpot was popular that year, and at random moments Tom would stand up and yell, "Jackpot!" Miss Wills would just shake her head and he'd grin or laugh and sit down--and do it again a few days later. He also announced, frequently, "Today is Miss Wills' birthday!" and over her protests that no, it wasn't her birthday (again), we would all join Tom in a rousing chorus of "Happy Birthday." Over and over and over. Shared laughter builds memories and creates bonds. We didn't keep in touch after high school, or even after that class, really. He was just someone I saw around. But after I sent a note to my classmates saying I couldn't attend our 30th reunion because I would be graduating from graduate school that same weekend, he emailed me to offer his congratulations and to invite me to visit any time I was in the area. I was extremely touched that he would take the time to acknowledge a major milestone in my life even though we had not seen each other in many years. It made me wish I had known him better, and that he must be a really great guy. I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that the support of those you love and those who love you will surround and protect you at this time, and that you will be sustained by the memories of someone so dear. Barbara SimpsonChristiansburg High School, Class of 1978
Kay Curry
Kay Curry
Carol, Words simply fail - to come, and to express our profound sorrow.  Tom will long be remembered for his sense of humor, his voice of reason in an insane world, his love for his family which is reflected in your faces.  Our community has lost one of the few true civic leaders but that pales in comparison to your loss.  God surely welcomed Tom into the heavenly kingdom and will keep his arms around you here in the earthly kingdom. God's peace. Kay and Ernie Curry
Kay Curry
Kay Curry
Nancy Thomason
Nancy Thomason
I want to say thank you....thank you for the wonderful service that Tom gave to this community serving in a rather thankless job as our Island County Commissioner. And thank you to his family for putting up with it. He truly did an extraordinary job. I admired his work greatly. I am so so sorry for your family's loss. It is huge. I hold you in my heart, and my prayers. Much love,
Carrie Taaca
Carrie Taaca
Leslie and Family, So sorry for your loss and this tragedy.  I have had the pleasure of getting to know Leslie over the past through months through our Mom to Mom group at Christ's Church in Jacksonville.  We all love her dearly and are so sad for her and the whole family.  Leslie, we love you and are here for you.  Prayers from all of the Lilies and from our family. Love, Carrie & Tukz Taaca
Cindy Gates Burnette
Cindy Gates Burnette
I went to school with Missy and lived across the street from the Sublett family in Christiansburg, VA.  I am so saddened by your loss.  I can't imagine what you are going through but I want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God grant you peace and comfort during this time.    
Joseph O'Brien
Joseph O'Brien
I have not read any of the posts here, but recall how deeply moving and affecting the AJ Donohue thread was on this or a similar site.  I could say a lot, but expect much of it is already written.  Tom was the best.  He was a huge impact on my life ever since we met.  I worked with him for about 8-years at K&P and nearly that long at the United Way Board.  He was the best boss for three of those years and an amazingly fun and effective partner in my efforts all of those years.  We did some great things in developing a facility security program from scratch that impressed many customers including Gortons.  We kept the safety program thriving and with many managers and employees, we celebrated so many long runs without serious injury.  so much pain was prevented and replaced with productivity and rewards.  We served literally over 1000 pizzas, handed out approx $50k in safety drawing cash, served huge buffets, even steaks one time for the entire company.  Tom was a great sounding board and would bitch along with you, but if it was our team, we always agreed to make it work.  As Rev Alan said, "instead of pressing people to correct their faults, he was a master of promoting the impact of their strengths."  Tom was usually nice and always a passionate guy, but never hesitated to speak his mind or stand up for what he believed.  I expect he never made his peace with the misdirection of King & Prince Seafood during and after it was sold and spiraling downward for years.  Tom was not perfect, but in all the time I spent with him, I rarely saw him have a negative or neutral impact on a task or situation.  I know of many who have shared the same experience. When I asked him to consider chairing the United Way Board, he was initially angry and disappointed that no one else had stepped up.  He had lived in Glynn only 2-3 years, but took it on with pride and energy soon after.  His years on the exec cmte were a major phase of evolution in the team-building, fund-raising efforts and exploration/initiation of the community impact model. It was a great time for me.  I felt like I made a bigger difference than ever when I worked with Tom at UW and K&P.  He built so many relationships directly and made so many others stronger. There has been a massive stream of memories resurrected since his loss.  A favorite was him delivering Christmas gifts with Bob Brubaker to the neighbors surrounding the King & Prince facility.  Another involves countless staff meeting where he refused to let managers BS there way through.  If there were problems or lack of progress, we had to own it.  another was the time I was in the room as he told a coworker that he would always have a beard and we were all better for it, as he was too scary without it !?!? Ahahaha! I will continue to pray for this family, this town and this phase to heal soon.  It matters much more to me that he is gone too early and his absence forms a painful void for so many that loved him, relied on him, or just had a little better day or better life because of knowing him.  I found myself on all three of those paths with Tom, and not surprised to see that so many did, as well.  I will always hear his laugh and appreciate his ear and heart that seemed to always be open for me when I needed it most.  Thomas I. Sublett had a huge impact on my life that will live on in a tiny club that includes my father, also gone from us way too soon.  I pray for Carol and family's peace of mind and Tom's peace in heaven.  Just like my dad, I wish I had listened to him more, spent more recent time and seen that smile a few more times.  Soon enough, I guess! See you all soon with a little more Peace, Love & Laughter in store...   
Ed Regelman
Ed Regelman
Back in the mid 80's i first meet Tom in a little town in West Texas. We were young and very eagar to conquer the world. I had the great opportunity to spend years with Tom and his beautiful family. As i read through every posting i couldn't help to notice that it seems Tom had left the same mark with many others as he had left with me.(he was funny that way). I certainly will miss chatting with him. Love always the Regelman's Ed, Deb, and the Kids
Richard Knight
Richard Knight
Carol  & Family Tom and I were acquainted through a few community problems he solved. Then I was considering a run for his spot on the commission and he met with me to explain the position. I had been a councilman in my former hometown. He was so frank and so pragmatic. Plus we had a few laughs. In my opinion, he was a terrific commissioner, citizen and human being. His death is a true tragedy.    
Kay Curry
Kay Curry
Carol, Words simply fail - to come, and to express our profound sorrow.  Tom will long be remembered for his sense of humor, his voice of reason in an insane world, his love for his family which is reflected in your faces.  Our community has lost one of the few true civic leaders but that pales in comparison to your loss.  God surely welcomed Tom into the heavenly kingdom and will keep his arms around you here in the earthly kingdom. God's peace. Kay and Ernie Curry
Nancy Thomason
Nancy Thomason
I want to say thank you....thank you for the wonderful service that Tom gave to this community serving in a rather thankless job as our Island County Commissioner. And thank you to his family for putting up with it. He truly did an extraordinary job. I admired his work greatly. I am so so sorry for your family's loss. It is huge. I hold you in my heart, and my prayers. Much love,
Cindy Gates Burnette
Cindy Gates Burnette
I went to school with Missy and lived across the street from the Sublett family in Christiansburg, VA.  I am so saddened by your loss.  I can't imagine what you are going through but I want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God grant you peace and comfort during this time.    
Cary Carter
Cary Carter
To Carol Sublett and the Sublett family, My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family for your loss. What a major loss this is to the Family and to all that knew and worked with him. Life is so short. Many prayers go out to you and yours. Cary Carter Deputy Chief Appraiser Glynn County Property Appraisal Office
Connie Reed
Connie Reed
Dear Carol and Family,           I just heard and my heart is broken. Tom and I were good friends, both at Christiansburg High School, Class of '78 and at Tech. He was so smart, funny and kind. Often he would have us laughing so much we had tears streaming from our eyes. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the kids. Tom always lighted up a room and a pleasure to be around. The world just lost one of the best.                        With deepest sympathy,                                                 Connie Reed    
Barbara Simpson
Barbara Simpson
Carol and family, I attended Christiansburg High School with Tom, and what I remember best is his laughter. Freshman year, we had English with Shelda Wills, whose boundless patience we tried daily. The game show Jackpot was popular that year, and at random moments Tom would stand up and yell, "Jackpot!" Miss Wills would just shake her head and he'd grin or laugh and sit down--and do it again a few days later. He also announced, frequently, "Today is Miss Wills' birthday!" and over her protests that no, it wasn't her birthday (again), we would all join Tom in a rousing chorus of "Happy Birthday." Over and over and over. Shared laughter builds memories and creates bonds. We didn't keep in touch after high school, or even after that class, really. He was just someone I saw around. But after I sent a note to my classmates saying I couldn't attend our 30th reunion because I would be graduating from graduate school that same weekend, he emailed me to offer his congratulations and to invite me to visit any time I was in the area. I was extremely touched that he would take the time to acknowledge a major milestone in my life even though we had not seen each other in many years. It made me wish I had known him better, and that he must be a really great guy. I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that the support of those you love and those who love you will surround and protect you at this time, and that you will be sustained by the memories of someone so dear. Barbara SimpsonChristiansburg High School, Class of 1978
Kay Curry
Kay Curry
Carrie Taaca
Carrie Taaca
Leslie and Family, So sorry for your loss and this tragedy.  I have had the pleasure of getting to know Leslie over the past through months through our Mom to Mom group at Christ's Church in Jacksonville.  We all love her dearly and are so sad for her and the whole family.  Leslie, we love you and are here for you.  Prayers from all of the Lilies and from our family. Love, Carrie & Tukz Taaca
Joseph O'Brien
Joseph O'Brien
I have not read any of the posts here, but recall how deeply moving and affecting the AJ Donohue thread was on this or a similar site.  I could say a lot, but expect much of it is already written.  Tom was the best.  He was a huge impact on my life ever since we met.  I worked with him for about 8-years at K&P and nearly that long at the United Way Board.  He was the best boss for three of those years and an amazingly fun and effective partner in my efforts all of those years.  We did some great things in developing a facility security program from scratch that impressed many customers including Gortons.  We kept the safety program thriving and with many managers and employees, we celebrated so many long runs without serious injury.  so much pain was prevented and replaced with productivity and rewards.  We served literally over 1000 pizzas, handed out approx $50k in safety drawing cash, served huge buffets, even steaks one time for the entire company.  Tom was a great sounding board and would bitch along with you, but if it was our team, we always agreed to make it work.  As Rev Alan said, "instead of pressing people to correct their faults, he was a master of promoting the impact of their strengths."  Tom was usually nice and always a passionate guy, but never hesitated to speak his mind or stand up for what he believed.  I expect he never made his peace with the misdirection of King & Prince Seafood during and after it was sold and spiraling downward for years.  Tom was not perfect, but in all the time I spent with him, I rarely saw him have a negative or neutral impact on a task or situation.  I know of many who have shared the same experience. When I asked him to consider chairing the United Way Board, he was initially angry and disappointed that no one else had stepped up.  He had lived in Glynn only 2-3 years, but took it on with pride and energy soon after.  His years on the exec cmte were a major phase of evolution in the team-building, fund-raising efforts and exploration/initiation of the community impact model. It was a great time for me.  I felt like I made a bigger difference than ever when I worked with Tom at UW and K&P.  He built so many relationships directly and made so many others stronger. There has been a massive stream of memories resurrected since his loss.  A favorite was him delivering Christmas gifts with Bob Brubaker to the neighbors surrounding the King & Prince facility.  Another involves countless staff meeting where he refused to let managers BS there way through.  If there were problems or lack of progress, we had to own it.  another was the time I was in the room as he told a coworker that he would always have a beard and we were all better for it, as he was too scary without it !?!? Ahahaha! I will continue to pray for this family, this town and this phase to heal soon.  It matters much more to me that he is gone too early and his absence forms a painful void for so many that loved him, relied on him, or just had a little better day or better life because of knowing him.  I found myself on all three of those paths with Tom, and not surprised to see that so many did, as well.  I will always hear his laugh and appreciate his ear and heart that seemed to always be open for me when I needed it most.  Thomas I. Sublett had a huge impact on my life that will live on in a tiny club that includes my father, also gone from us way too soon.  I pray for Carol and family's peace of mind and Tom's peace in heaven.  Just like my dad, I wish I had listened to him more, spent more recent time and seen that smile a few more times.  Soon enough, I guess! See you all soon with a little more Peace, Love & Laughter in store...   
Cary Carter
Cary Carter
To Carol Sublett and the Sublett family, My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family for your loss. What a major loss this is to the Family and to all that knew and worked with him. Life is so short. Many prayers go out to you and yours. Cary Carter Deputy Chief Appraiser Glynn County Property Appraisal Office
Ed Regelman
Ed Regelman
Back in the mid 80's i first meet Tom in a little town in West Texas. We were young and very eagar to conquer the world. I had the great opportunity to spend years with Tom and his beautiful family. As i read through every posting i couldn't help to notice that it seems Tom had left the same mark with many others as he had left with me.(he was funny that way). I certainly will miss chatting with him. Love always the Regelman's Ed, Deb, and the Kids
Connie Reed
Connie Reed
Dear Carol and Family,           I just heard and my heart is broken. Tom and I were good friends, both at Christiansburg High School, Class of '78 and at Tech. He was so smart, funny and kind. Often he would have us laughing so much we had tears streaming from our eyes. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the kids. Tom always lighted up a room and a pleasure to be around. The world just lost one of the best.                        With deepest sympathy,                                                 Connie Reed    
Kay Curry
Kay Curry
Carol, Words simply fail - to come, and to express our profound sorrow.  Tom will long be remembered for his sense of humor, his voice of reason in an insane world, his love for his family which is reflected in your faces.  Our community has lost one of the few true civic leaders but that pales in comparison to your loss.  God surely welcomed Tom into the heavenly kingdom and will keep his arms around you here in the earthly kingdom. God's peace. Kay and Ernie Curry
Carrie Taaca
Carrie Taaca
Leslie and Family, So sorry for your loss and this tragedy.  I have had the pleasure of getting to know Leslie over the past through months through our Mom to Mom group at Christ's Church in Jacksonville.  We all love her dearly and are so sad for her and the whole family.  Leslie, we love you and are here for you.  Prayers from all of the Lilies and from our family. Love, Carrie & Tukz Taaca
Kay Curry
Kay Curry
Cindy Gates Burnette
Cindy Gates Burnette
I went to school with Missy and lived across the street from the Sublett family in Christiansburg, VA.  I am so saddened by your loss.  I can't imagine what you are going through but I want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God grant you peace and comfort during this time.    
Richard Knight
Richard Knight
Carol  & Family Tom and I were acquainted through a few community problems he solved. Then I was considering a run for his spot on the commission and he met with me to explain the position. I had been a councilman in my former hometown. He was so frank and so pragmatic. Plus we had a few laughs. In my opinion, he was a terrific commissioner, citizen and human being. His death is a true tragedy.    
Barbara Simpson
Barbara Simpson
Carol and family, I attended Christiansburg High School with Tom, and what I remember best is his laughter. Freshman year, we had English with Shelda Wills, whose boundless patience we tried daily. The game show Jackpot was popular that year, and at random moments Tom would stand up and yell, "Jackpot!" Miss Wills would just shake her head and he'd grin or laugh and sit down--and do it again a few days later. He also announced, frequently, "Today is Miss Wills' birthday!" and over her protests that no, it wasn't her birthday (again), we would all join Tom in a rousing chorus of "Happy Birthday." Over and over and over. Shared laughter builds memories and creates bonds. We didn't keep in touch after high school, or even after that class, really. He was just someone I saw around. But after I sent a note to my classmates saying I couldn't attend our 30th reunion because I would be graduating from graduate school that same weekend, he emailed me to offer his congratulations and to invite me to visit any time I was in the area. I was extremely touched that he would take the time to acknowledge a major milestone in my life even though we had not seen each other in many years. It made me wish I had known him better, and that he must be a really great guy. I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that the support of those you love and those who love you will surround and protect you at this time, and that you will be sustained by the memories of someone so dear. Barbara SimpsonChristiansburg High School, Class of 1978
Nancy Thomason
Nancy Thomason
I want to say thank you....thank you for the wonderful service that Tom gave to this community serving in a rather thankless job as our Island County Commissioner. And thank you to his family for putting up with it. He truly did an extraordinary job. I admired his work greatly. I am so so sorry for your family's loss. It is huge. I hold you in my heart, and my prayers. Much love,