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Thomas “Tommy” Clyde Erdmann

Thomas “Tommy” Clyde Erdmann

Thomas “Tommy” Clyde Erdmann, affectionately known as “Hot Shot”, age 19 of Fernandina Beach, passed away on Monday, December 5, 2016.
He was born in Fernandina Beach, son of Thomas J. Erdmann and Christina Rumsey. Throughout middle school, Tommy played baseball, football and developed a love for Karate. Upon entering Fernandina High School he began wrestling which he continued until graduating from Yulee High School in 2015. After high school he mentored and assisted with younger students pursuing the sport of wrestling. After graduation Tommy followed in the footsteps of his grandfather and pursued enlistment in the United States military. While awaiting his deployment date to basic training with the United States Marine Corps, he worked with the recruiters in transitioning and motivating prospective recruits. Most recently, Tommy had worked at Jiffy Lube on 8th Street and had also worked as a server at Pablos and the Verandah Restaurant. Since childhood he has traveled throughout the United States and various foreign countries, with his grandparents, to include Germany, Switzerland and Japan. His world travels and German heritage rendered Tommy bilingual and fluent in German and English.
He enjoyed being the Disc Jockey at home get togethers with his friends and time spent at Club 14 Fitness Center.
Tommy had attended Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.
He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Clyde Goodbread, who passed away in 2012.
He leaves behind, his father, Thomas Erdmann, Fernandina Beach, FL, his paternal grandmother, Jutta Goodbread, Fernandina Beach, FL, his mother, Christina Rumsey, Quincy, FL, siblings, Hannah Erdmann, Dwight Erdmann, Destiny Bramstedt, Robert Little, several aunts and uncles, to include an uncle, Stefan Erdmann and his wife, Cheryl, and a large number of cousins and extended family members.
Funeral services will be at 12:00 noon, Saturday, December 10, 2016 in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley Heard with Pastor Ida Iverson, officiating.
Tommy will be laid to rest in Hughes Cemetery.
His family will receive friends on Saturday, at the funeral home, from 10:30 am until the hour of service.
Please share his Life Legacy and leave your condolences and memories at www.oxleyheard.com

11 Condolences

  • Lori Barnes-McCook Posted December 6, 2016 6:34 pm

    I am so sorry to hear this. When he was younger Tommy was at our house every day. He was part of the family. Kolton and Kenna considered him to be a brother. He was always smiling. This breaks my heart. Prayers for the Goodbreads and the Erdmanns. I love you all.

  • Travis and Penny Rockett Posted December 7, 2016 4:46 am

    Words can not Express the sorrow Travis and I feel for such a tragic loss of an upstanding young man. Our prayers are with the Erdmann/Goodbread family. We love you all.

  • Kelly Van Wagner McGregor Posted December 7, 2016 8:16 am

    Thomas I am so very sorry for your loss you are in my heart and prayers.

  • Andrews family Posted December 7, 2016 12:53 pm

    My condolences and sympathies to this family! So sorry for your loss! Prayers to all of the families

  • C D Posted December 7, 2016 6:05 pm

    Our hearts are deeply saddened by your loss of your cherished loved one.  Such a loss can bring much grief. Be assured that you can always throw all your anxiety on Him, your Father, your Creator, and your Friend, because He cares for you. The resurrection  promise gives us real hope that we will see our love ones again.- John 5:28,29.  Our sincerest condolences.

  • Debbie Posted December 7, 2016 7:27 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Tommy. He was such a sweet boy when I used to watch him when he was little. My heart breaks for his entire family, words cannot express my feelings for all of them. May he rest in peace & be joined with his Opi.

  • Jane & Dave Posted December 8, 2016 9:07 am

    Jutta, You have our deepest sympathy in the passing of Tommy. We remember him being the “hot shot” at the gun club. Such a cute kid and such a tragedy. We know you’ll greatly miss him.

  • Laura & Angela Posted December 8, 2016 10:50 pm

    Thomas, We are so very sorry for your loss and we are praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.

  • Dina Hall Posted December 9, 2016 5:45 am

    I am so sorry for the loss of Tommy. Such sad news to hear. I prayer for his dad and the rest of his family.
    May God bless and touch each one of you. Amen.

  • Briana M Johnson Posted December 9, 2016 9:55 am

    We are heartbroken. Best memories are when Omi, Opi and Tommy visited us when we were stationed in Japan.
    Uncle Butch and Aunt Bri

  • The Sigler Family Posted December 10, 2016 7:42 am

    May the “hearer of prayer”continue to sustain your family during this most difficult time. Share your memories,as you lean on each other for encouragement to stay strong.We hope that the many cards,hugs, kind words,and loving prayers give your family comfort.

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