Saturday, March 26, 2016

Thomas Lum

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

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