Thomas Heath Geurkink was born on November 16, 1964; to John W Geurkink, MD and Doris A (Bolton) Geurkink. He went Home, to be with his Lord and Savior January 3, 2020.
Tom graduated from Bartlesville High School in 1983. He attended East Central University, National Technical Institute for the Deaf and Gallaudet University.
Throughout his life, Tom deeply loved his family and they loved him. He was a compassionate, generous and thoughtful soul. If you were a member of his family or he counted you as a friend, he knew your birthday and especially on that day, for you, he prayed.
Tom made it clear that when he was finished with his earthly body, he wanted it to be used to help others by being an organ donor. He eagerly awaited his new and perfect body in Heaven.
From birth thru childhood, Tom received excellent and loving care from the physicians, nurses and staff of Children’s Hospital of Oklahoma and the teachers at the OU Speech and Hearing Clinic. As an adult, Tom received the same excellent and loving care from the Physicians, Physicians Assistants, Nurses and Staff of the OU Health Sciences Center as an outpatient and in the hospital. Tom’s family wishes to express their deep and profound thanks to All.
Tom was preceded in death by his infant brother, John Bolton Geurkink. He was also preceded by his grandparents, Dr and Mrs Walter Geurkink (Minnie) and Mr and Mrs Warren Bolton (Neva) all of Chickasha, OK. ; a young uncle, Max Heath Geurkink and his aunt, Helen Bolton Gateka.
Tom is survived by his parents; his sister and brother-in-law, Ann G. and David J. Alexander of Monument, CO; his brother, Mark B. Geurkink of Oklahoma City, OK; his beloved nephew and niece, 2Lt James H. Alexander (USAF) and Caroline A. Alexander; and Melanie Coldren of Edmond, Ok, his mentor, tutor, interrupter and our dear friend. Also surviving Tom are his aunts, uncles and many cousins, all of whom he loved.
Services will be held, 10 am on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at St Lukes United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City.
Memorials may be made to LifeShare Foundation, 4705 NW Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK 73132 or The Children's Heart Center, 1200 N. Children's Ave., Suite 2F, Oklahoma City, OK 73104