Thomas Robinson Myrick died peacefully on December 20, 2020, in his home at Wild Heron that he cherished so much. Those acres on the river and the marsh nourished his body and his soul his entire life. He was born in Savannah on July 27, 1951, to the late Alice Barrow and Shelby Myrick, Jr. His grandparents were the late Mary Robinson and Shelby Myrick of Savannah and Loyce Smith and Thomas Barrow of Pelham, Georgia. Tommy graduated from Savannah Country Day School, and, as an alumnus of the University of Georgia, he was a great fan of his Georgia Bulldogs. At UGA he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Before his retirement, he was a long-time employee of Colonial Oil Industries. Tommy was a gentle man who loved the land and the salt water and spent as much time as he could farming, fishing, and hunting. His generosity included sharing the vegetables, flowers, and fruits he grew.
Tommy is survived by his loving wife Judy Love Myrick and his children and step-children Carson Myrick, Hayes Myrick, Carolyn (Vincent) Gerosa, and Kevin (Natasha) Coheleach; and his grandchildren Caroline, Katie, and Vincent Gerosa and Lilly and Juliette Coheleach. In addition, he is survived by his sisters Barrie Myrick Scardino (Jerry) Bradley and Catherine Myrick (Joe) Gussler, his brother Sam Myrick, and his nieces and nephews Allison Scardino (Nathan) Belzer, Daniel (Gretchen) Scardino, Elizabeth Scardino (Greg) Booma, Shelby Myrick IV, Walker (fiancée Bailey Hannon) Gussler, and Caroline Gussler (Sam) Harper. He also leaves his uncle Thomas Augustine Barrow of Atlanta and three cousins Ruth Barrow, Elizabeth Barrow, and Tommy (Nancy) Barrow. His family and many friends will miss his bright sense of humor, his kind-heartedness, and his peaceful nature.
Tommy was a life-long member of Christ Episcopal Church. A private family service will be held in January. Donations in his memory may be made to Hospice Savannah, Inc.
Catherine, I was so saddened to hear of the death of your brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God’s peace be with you all.
- Catherine Dulany DiBenedetto , Greenwood, SC
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
- A Private Service Will Be Held