He is survived by his wife Lynn of York, his children: Chad Long of Lincoln, Aaron (Kali) Long of Shickley, NE, Kimberly (Josh) Haberman and Melanie Mars both of York. His grandchildren include: Jordan Long of Syracuse, NE, Shelbie Grant of Geneva, NE, Harlie Grant, Josten Grant, Bow Grant, Ruby Long, Ryatt Long and Amethyst Long all of Shickley, Matthew Ackerman, Nicholas Ackerman and Alexander Ackerman all of York, and Vanessa Haberman of Lincoln. Also surviving is a brother Roger (Jackie) Mars of Lincoln, two sisters Carolyn (Ron) Blow of Lincoln and Pat (Joe) Epp of Elm Creek, NE, and a brother-in-law Jerry Smith of Waco, NE.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Marilyn Smith.
A Memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in York with the Reverend Megan Claussen officiating. Private family inurnment at a later date. Memorials may be sent to his family for later designation. It was Tom’s wish to be cremated so there will be no viewing or visitation.