Thomas Charles Dameron

Thomas Charles Dameron

September 5, 1939 – March 13, 2021

Survived by wife, Elena; daughters: Teri Dameron, Roni Dameron (Ernest), and Becky Kegley (Roger); six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren.

VISITATION observing CDC guidelines: Wednesday, March 17th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, with VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  SERVICES: Thursday, March 18th at 9:30am, West Center Chapel.  Graveside Service: Thursday, 11am, Omaha National Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post #1.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Fisher House.

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It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Thomas ”Tom” C. Dameron on March 13, 2021, at the age of 81, with his family at his side.  He was born to Jim and Nola Dameron in Oak Hill, Ohio on September 5, 1939.

He went to Jackson High School and graduated in 1957.  After high school, he joined the Air Force and was stationed at Eielson Air Force Base in Fairbanks, Alaska and eventually Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Nebraska.  It was during his service at Offutt that he met his future bride, Elena.  They were married on October 19, 1963.  They had three daughters together; Teri, Roni, and Becky.  Tom started at the Omaha Fire Department in 1966, where he became a Fire Apparatus Engineer at Eppley Airfield and Station 34.  Tom also worked over the years as a driver for Natelson’s and Ryder Truck Rental.  He retired from the Fire Department in 1991 and Ryder in 1999.  

Outside of work, Tom enjoyed traveling, especially cruise trips to Hawaii and Alaska.  He also spent many years coaching his girls’ softball teams and serving as a Boy Scout leader.  Tom enjoyed fishing and hunting, played softball, enjoyed attending car shows, and meeting friends for breakfast and dinner.  At home, Tom was a jack of all trades; always working on his latest project.  He loved Facebook, crosswords, and puzzles.

He was a dedicated husband, father, uncle, grandfather, and great-grandfather.  He was proceeded in death by his father, Jim Dameron; mother, Nola Lambert; sisters, Bobbi Malesh and Linda Dameron; brother; Dwight.  He is survived by wife, Elena; daughters: Teri Dameron, Roni Dameron (Ernest), and Becky Kegley (Roger); granddaughters: Amber, Tomasina, Kallie, Abbey, Lanie, and Chloe; great-grandchildren: Kegan (Rachel), Lilly (Gary) Damari, Taliyah, Dae’von, Dana Jr., Ameer, Donald Jr., MiKhyle, Eleana, Laurissa, and Zaylee;  stepmother, Joyce Dameron; sister-in-law, Mary Dameron; sisters: Annalou Allen, Patsy Adams, Brenda Smith, Sandra Dameron, Jenny Green; brother, Mike Dameron; many nieces and nephews; many longtime friends and neighbors.  



  • Don Terpening/Sally Terpening Posted March 13, 2021 4:39 pm

    May God bless and watch over the family in this moment of sorrow as he is accepted into the gates of heaven. We love you all so much.

  • Bessie LeBeau Posted March 15, 2021 6:29 pm

    My heartfelt condolences. Tom was very special to us, we will miss him dearly ❤️

  • John Walke Posted March 15, 2021 9:14 pm

    Elena, I am truly sorry for your loss. As you know Tom was a great high school buddy of mine and I always looked forward to his trips back home. I will miss sharing our teenage stories we had. together. Prayers for you and your family.

  • Nellie Haile Posted March 16, 2021 9:49 am

    It sounds like he was an amazing man. I know he will be greatly missed. My heart and prayers are with all of you. Much love and sympathy, Nellie Haile

  • Lorraine Apple Posted March 16, 2021 8:41 pm

    Elena, It was always a comfort to know Tom was looking after you, and the girls, and Aunt Laura. I always Thought of him as a kindly brother-in-law that had patience and understood when a person told him they didn’t know how to make jello. He simply laughed and said, ” well that’s easy, all you have to do is read the directions.”
    Lately I have enjoyed the telephone conversations with you, and Tom in the background finishing your sentences or adding his own two cents worth.
    He was a lovely man and good memories will follow him.

  • Brenda Tylkowski Posted March 16, 2021 11:32 pm

    My heartfelt sympathy, love and prayers to all of Tom’s family. He was a great neighbor for many years before we moved. Him and my beloved Husband Don (Stretch) had many long chats in our driveway. May God embrace you in His loving arms.

  • Candace Brewer-Elliott Posted March 17, 2021 4:15 pm

    Sending our love and prayers to you all.

  • Tim Oelke Posted March 17, 2021 4:46 pm

    Tom was so very special. He drove for Ryder and drove support for our bicycle riders on RAGBRAI. Many times he would set up our tents at the end of the day and in the morning would wake us with rooster crows. He was no stranger to whoever he met. RIP our friend.

  • Lorraine and Gayla Apple Posted March 18, 2021 9:21 am

    Beautiful service – good memories Love you all!

  • Roger Lambert Posted March 19, 2021 7:19 am

    Sorry for your loss. Tom was my neighbor in Oak Hill, Ohio. He was a very great friend.

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