Thomas John Coombs, age 68, of Redford, Michigan, passed away on September 26, 2018.
Tom was born in Trenton, Michigan on July 20, 1950 to Donald and Marguerite Coombs. He graduated from Taylor Center High School and continued on to receive a bachelor’s degree from Spring Arbor University and an MA from Azusa Pacific University.
Tom was married to Judith Loudon on October 8, 1977; they were married almost 41 years.
Tom worked as a Literacy Specialist with Wycliffe Bible Translators. He enjoyed soccer, karate and training people to teach others to read. He was also passionate about offering “pastoral care” for missionaries so they could live healthy lives. Tom was ever grateful to have the Bible in his own language and devoted much of his life to ensuring others had the same opportunity to know God in their heart language.
This amazing husband, father and brother is survived by his wife Judy; children Elizabeth (Paul), Luke (Jana), Matt (Andrea) and Trea; grandchildren Brynlee, Zakris, Reezlyn, Zekiah, Ezra and Zoe; brothers David, Paul, James and Peter; many nieces, nephews and other family and friends around the world. Tom is preceded in death by his parents.
Ever selfless, Tom was always more concerned with the needs of others than his own, even to the day of his death.
The visitation will be held at Dunning Park Bible Chapel at 24800 W. Chicago Redford, MI 48239 on Thursday, September 27 from 6-9 pm and on Friday, September 28 from 9-11 am. The memorial service will be held at Dunning Park Bible Chapel on Friday, September 28 at 11 am.
Memorial donations in memory of Tom may be made to:
Dunning Park Bible Chapel,
with a notation of "Tom Coombs Memorial”
c/o Manns Family Funeral Home,
17000 Middlebelt, Livonia, MI 48154