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405 Alleghany Street
PO Box 12
Clifton Forge, VA 24422
Phone: (540) 862-4157
Fax: (540) 862-5723
Thomas O'Meara

Thomas "Tom" O'Meara Sr.

Friday, November 21st, 1930 - Monday, May 4th, 2020
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Thomas “Tom” O’Meara, age 89, of 313 Alleghany Street, Clifton Forge, Virginia died Monday, May 4, 2020 at Lewis Gale Medical Center in Salem.
He was born November 21, 1930 in Dry Branch, West Virginia to the late James and Clora Dixon O’Meara. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War, receiving the Purple Heart and five Bronze Stars. He was a retired glass worker for Libby Owens Ford Glass Company and a member of the Clifton Forge Baptist Church. Tom loved local sports and was a member of the Clifton Forge Quarterback Club, the Clifton Forge Athletic Club, and the especially the Mountaineer Athletic Club (MAC), for whom he diligently raised much needed funds and was affectionately known for his “Give me a dollar” greeting. He was always there for anyone, in particular his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Howard O’Meara, and three brothers, Ralph O’Meara, James “Mink” O’Meara and Robert “Lucky” O’Meara.
He is survived by his son, Thomas O’Meara, Jr. and wife Debbie of Clifton Forge; a sister, Barbara Cooper and a brother, Bill O’Meara, both of Dry Branch, WV; a brother-in-law, Gary Warlitner of Clifton Forge; three grandchildren, Philip Scott O’Meara and wife Heather, Matthew Louis O’Meara and wife Amy, and Stephanie Lee O’Meara Hall and husband Brian; six great grandchildren, Gabriel Thomas O’Meara, Chelsea Faith O’Meara, Owen Curtis O’Meara, Rebecca Tate Hall, Eliot Conrad O’Meara and Morgan Janice O’Meara; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Due to the current health conditions, a private graveside funeral service will be held in Springwood Baptist Church Cemetery, Buchanan, VA with Matthew O’Meara officiating. Friends may call at Nicely Funeral Home anytime on Wednesday during normal business hours in compliance with the Governor’s order.
Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge is handling arrangements.
The family suggests memorial tributes take form of contributions to the Mountaineer Athletic “MAC” Club, 210 Mountaineer Drive, Covington, VA 24426.
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Michele

Posted at 10:12am
Matt,
Charlie and I were very sorry to learn of your grandfather’s passing this week. Our love to you and your family.
~Charlie & Michele Kahle
KB

Karen Buzzard

Posted at 09:33am
Tom was a wonderful friend especially to my parents Bob and JoAnn Deaton. They lived next door to each other for years. Tom told me that daddy was the first person he met when he moved to Clifton Forge and their friendship grew from there. Rest In Peace Tom. You made the world a better place. Prayers for the family.
VM

Vincent Moses

Posted at 01:56pm
I am sorry to here the passing of your beloved Tom. I met Tom when I came here as the Walmart Store Manager years ago. We work together on his donations. my thoughts, prayers, blessings is with his family.

Vince Moses, Sr.
Former Walmart Store Manager
RC

Roberta Crizer

Posted at 06:45pm
David(Boo) and I are sorry to hear of the passing of Tom, we have lots of fond memories of working with Tom in the MAC club. This younger generation doesn’t know Tom but still benefitted with things Tom did for the sports programs and Alleghany High School. It was a pleasure to have known Tom, and help him with all his projects that he wanted to do. Once Tom retired from MAC club selling 50/50 was never the same. Alleghany County lost a great man. The family will be in our thoughts and prayers. David and Roberta Crizer
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John Hutchison

Posted at 10:11am
The Alleghany Highlands has lost a truly great man. I have known Tom since 1965 and the privilege of working with him as a player, coach, and Athletic Director. There has never been a bigger supporter of high school athletics. Starting with CFHS and then at AHS, Tom was the ultimate Mountaineer. From Susan, Chris, and myself test in peace old bidfy.
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