Gerald Thomas “Tom” Fine

The Lord Jesus Christ came to take Gerald Thomas Fine, 77, to be home with Him Aug. 3, 2013.

Tom was a graduate from Oklahoma High School in Lindsey, Okla. He was the first football player in Lindsey to be selected to the All State Football Team. He continued his football career at Oklahoma State University on scholarships and earned his degree in industrial engineering. Later in life he earned his MBA from Oklahoma City University and founded his own business, Custom Wood Products. Tom was a member of Destin United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir for many years.

Tom is preceded in death by his parents, Charles (Casey) and Clara Fine.

He is survived by his loving wife, Joy Fine; sons, Gregory Fine of Missoula, Mont., and Joe (Christy) Fine of Edmond, Okla.; grandchildren, Alexander Ammons, Lani Fine, Simon Fine, Derek Fine and Aaron Fine; great-grandchildren, Oscar Strole and Ann Marie Strole; sister, Vivian John of Lawton, Okla; and brother, John (Susan) Fine of Austin, Texas.

A Memorial Service in celebration of Tom’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 7 at Destin United Methodist Church.

A private burial will be held at a later date in Lindsey.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Destin United Methodist Church, 200 Beach Dr, Destin, FL 32541.