Thomas Verle Lum, 85, of Poteau, OK passed away Friday, March 25, 2016 in Ft. Smith, AR. Thomas was born May 30, 1930 in Oklahoma City, OK to Verle L. & Linnie Mae (Vaughan) Lum. Thomas was a veteran of the US Army. He was a retired principal & teacher. Thomas was a member of the Poteau Church of Christ where he served as an elder, deacon and song leader for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Nora Faye of the home; sons & daughters in law, Randal & Mia Lum, Ronald & Sandra Lum all of Poteau, OK, Michael & Lori Lum of Weatherford, TX; 8 grandchildren, Miranda, Jeffrey, Jerod, Justin, Cody, Jonathan, Kyler, Jason; 6 great grandchildren; other relatives, loved ones and friends.
Services will be 2 pm, Monday, March 28, 2016 at the Poteau Church of Christ with Donald Cherry & Michael Lum officiating. Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Poteau, OK. Pallbearers will be Jeffrey, Jerod, Justin, Cody, Jonathan, Kyler & Jason Lum, & Andrew Jenson.
In Lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to "In Search of the Lord's Way" a Church of Christ Program that was near and dear to Thomas' heart. PO Box 371, Edmond, OK 73083 (800-321-8633); or online at www.searchtv.org.