Tom was a beloved member of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church where he was known for his greeting of “God Bless You!” to each one he met. He was active in all parts of the life of the Church and was especially devoted to the prayer ministry, making numerous calls each day to encourage and pray for others.
Tom was born in Phoenix, Arizona on January 29, 1940 to Mary Maxwell Corum and Herbert Bernard Corum. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Business and worked for the United States Department of Agriculture in the United States and in several countries, including Switzerland, Japan and the Middle East.
In 1985, he married Gladys (Vlaciha) Ryan and lived in Lisle, Illinois until moving to Johnson City, Tennessee in 1994. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Gladys, in 2008.
He is survived by a sister, Frances C. Jarvis(David) of Johnson City, Tennessee, a brother, Hubert Corum of Chicago, Illinois, nieces, Monica Corum and Elizabeth Corum and step-children, Tom Ryan, of Bartlet, Illinois, William Ryan, of Florida, Robert Ryan, of Lisle, Illinois, Andrea Scheire (Jack), of Naperville, Illinois and Donna Ryan of Atlanta, Georgia.
Tom had many friends at Munsey, but two very special ones were Elliott, age 5 and Ticen, age 2. They brought him great joy always, but especially during his last week of life.
Memorials for Tom may be made to Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1336, Johnson City, TN37605
A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Church.
Condolences may be sent to the Corum family online at www.dillow-taylor.com.
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, TN 753-3821