Thomas Henry Mykins 63 of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away on
July 30, 2018 in Sarasota County Florida. He will be dearly missed. Thomas received an Honorable discharge after serving in the US Army from 1973 until 1979 and received the National Defense Service Medal. Thomas was a bus driver for Sarasota County.
He is Survived by his wife Deborah J Banham; children Karey Snyder, Tricia Davis, Sean Mykins, Melissa Saludares-Penisse and Leslie Lee; siblings Larena Mykins, Joseph Mykins, Joseph Palermo, James Brown, Michael Slater, Carol Sue Estes, Lori Gill 8 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. at Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home 2405 Harbor Blvd. Port Charlotte, Florida, officiated by Msgr. James Donnelly.
Please visit the online tribute for Thomas Henry Mykins at www.kays-ponger.com to sign the guest book and offer condolences to the family.
Arrangements by Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home and cremation services. Port Charlotte Chapel.
I worked with Thom as a fellow bus driver for the last 9 years. Every morning the tap on the shoulder and that smile; sometimes a sarcastic joke to start the day. Hearing Thom on the radio with his trademark "Releasing the Beast!" - I would shake my head & laugh . That wave and a comforting stare as our buses pass on the road, knowing we're going through the same daily grind. I like doing crossword puzzles but know nothing about mythology, so when a clue would come up about a god of this or god of that, I would wait to ask Thom and sure enough, he knew the answer, giving me more information than I needed to know. It did amaze me, his knowledge of the subject.
One of the last times we talked, he walked over to my bus and showed me pictures on his phone of these turtles he saw on one of his walks. I just kept thinking, Wow, what a gentle, caring man he really is … I miss my friend. I think of him and I feel numb and sad but slowly I'm thinking of him and smile. Bobby Spohler
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