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.