Frank Elsworth Toms, Sr.
September 1, 1931 - September 20, 2018
Good News Ministries Church
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Frank Elsworth Toms, Sr. of Whittemore, formerly of Tawas City and St. Helen, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family, on Thursday, September 20, 2018, age 87 years. Frank was born on September 1, 1931 in Baldwin Township to Harry and Antoinette (Bellant) Toms. Frank was a graduate of Tawas Area High School, class of 1949. He then enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served our country for 3 years as a paratrooper. After his honorable separation from the military, Frank went to work in the propane industry and decided to step away and enjoy his retirement in 1995 after 42 years. He will always be remembered for his love of fishing, bowling, hunting, and most importantly, playing with his grandchildren. Frank was also a very community oriented man, who gave many volunteer hours to his hometown. He served as the Assistant Fire Chief of Richfield Township Fire Department in St. Helen and he was also one of the members that started the Firemen’s memorial in Roscommon. Frank was a member of the American Legion Post #0416 in St. Helen, a member of the Tawas Bay Eagles Lodge, and a faithful member of the Good News Ministries Church in Whittemore where he worked the food truck for many years. Frank will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him! He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Toms of 63 years, to whom he married on October 16, 1954 in Bay City. Frank is also survived by his daughter, Cynthia (David) Basner, son Frank (Darla) Toms Jr; 3 grandchildren, Tina Dean, Christopher Toms, and Frank William Toms; 6 great grandchildren, Antoinette, Rebecca, Luke, Tayvin, Colby, and Wes; 3 great great grandchildren, Brooklynn, Jocelynn, Augustus; 3 brothers, Doug (Kay) Toms, Leo (Joanne) Lorenz, and Harry (Dottie) Toms; 2 sisters, Carol Pavelock, and Frances (Tom) Tucker; favorite special nieces, Bonnie Todd and Cheryl Smith. Frank is preceded in death by his parents, 3 sisters, Irene, Agnes, and Isabelle; and a grandson Wayne; and great granddaughters Alexis and Rachelle. Per his wishes, cremation has taken place and his family will host a celebration of his life at the Good News Ministries Church at a later date to be announced. An online guest registry is available to leave a condolence for his family at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.
Good News Ministries Food truck