Obituary for Thomas Myatt

Ponca City Now - April 5, 2021 4:39 pm

Thomas Edwin Myatt

February 20, 1944 – April 1, 2021

Thomas (Tom, Tommy) Edwin Myatt, age 77, of Ponca City, Oklahoma passed away April 1, 2021 at Integris Southwest Medical Center, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 1:00 PM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ponca City with Father Zach Boazman officiating. Those unable to attend the Funeral Ceremony, may attend virtually on the Trout Funeral Home website, and click on the live-stream or toolbar icon on the top right corner after 12:45 PM. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory, 505 W Grand Ave, Ponca City, OK 74601.

Tom was born on February 20, 1944 in Ponca City, Oklahoma to Tom Frank and Helen Margaret (Keating ) Myatt. He had one older sister, June. Tom’s father passed away when he was young, so he was raised by his mother, Helen, in Newkirk, OK. Growing up, Tom loved playing football for the Newkirk Tigers and was named to the Oklahoma All State Football team in 1961. After graduation, he attended college, joined the Army Reserves, and then began his career working for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad where he worked for over 40 years.

He married Sandra A. Thevis on November 19, 1967, and they began their life together of almost 50 years in Ponca City. They had one daughter, Kristi, in the spring of 1973.

Tom loved hunting, fishing, spending time on the lake, cars, and sports, especially Oklahoma State athletics. Along with his southern wife Sandy, he loved crawfish and Cajun food and enjoyed sharing it with others. Tom never met a stranger and made friends everywhere he went. After retirement, Tom loved history and became an Estate Guide for the Marland Mansion and took pride in giving tours. He was also an active member in the Schooners Car Club for many years. Tom loved spending time with his family, grandchildren, and friends. He had a heart of gold and was a loving husband, an amazing dad, the best Pops, and a true friend to everyone who knew him.

Survivors include his daughter, Kristi (Myatt) Tomlinson and her husband, Thane, of Castle Pines, CO, two grandchildren, Avery and Jack of Castle Pines, CO, and niece Susan (Kizer) Hubbard and husband, Vick of Raleigh, NC, and other extended family.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Sandra (Sandy) A. (Thevis) Myatt, parents, Tom Frank and Helen Myatt, his sister, June Kizer and her husband, Raymond.

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In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations made in Tom’s honor to Marland Mansion Foundation, c/o David Keathly, 901 Monument Road, Ponca City, OK 74604 or St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 707 E. Ponca Avenue, Ponca City, OK 74601.

Source: Trout Funeral Home