Tommy Stephenson, longtime sales manager at TMB, passed away this morning, according to a post on giveforward.com.
Stephenson, it says, "passed from his Earthly life to one of Glory in Heaven. After his long battle with multiple surgeries and health issues, his struggle is now over, and he is at Peace now with the Lord. Tommy touched the lives of so many the World over - with his infectious laugh, generosity, his charm, his wit, his loudness, his huge giving heart."
Stephenson is survived by children Megan and Christian, and his mother, Carol.
Services will be held Saturday, February 25: Viewing is from 1 to 5pm, with a service and gathering to celebrate his life at 5pm at Kirtland Bethel Bible Church, 10172 Chillicothe Road, Kirtland, OH 44094.
A fund was set up last year at giveforward.com to help care for the family's basic needs during Stephenson's struggles with his health. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, those interested place your donations on that site.
In his final days, Stephenson was being cared for in his hometown in Ohio by his mother, his sisters, and his children.
We at Live Design considered Tommy a friend and ask that you share memories, photos, thoughts, by commenting below or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will post them as they come in.
I'll start: A very large dinner in London 2000-something (maybe 2005), and a few of us go outside to grab a smoke. Within about two minutes, some guy is trying to bum a smoke from one of us, and Tommy says he'll arm-wrestle him for one. I find myself officiating as the two face off atop a parked car. Tommy won, but he still gave the guy a butt. RIP, Tommy - Marian Sandberg