In loving memory

Meador Funeral Home – Gainesville


4th of May, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Meador Funeral Home, 1204 E. California St., Gainesville, Texas, 76240

Funeral Service

4th of May, 2019, 1:00 pm at Meador Funeral Home, 1204 E. California St., Gainesville, Texas, 76240



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Thomas Brian Nolan passed away on April 14, 2019, after a brief, but brave battle with esophageal cancer.  He was born in Evergreen Park, Illinois, on May 22, 1958, to Thomas and Teresa Nolan. They later moved to Tinley Park, Illinois, in 1973.  There, Tom attended Carl Sandburg H.S. in Orland Park, Illinois and graduated in 1977.   He then continued his education at Moraine Valley Community College, where he obtained his Associate degree in Mechanical Drafting. Tom married his wife Deborah, of 32 years, in 1986.  They would have two sons, Sean and Patrick.  He enjoyed watching the Notre Dame College football and compared notes long distance with his brothers on how good or bad they were doing.  He also had a Love/Hate relationship with the Chicago Cubs.  His favorite pastime was relaxing on the weekends fishing on our dock and just enjoying living at Lake Kiowa.  Tom worked for the Andrew Corporation, which brought him to Texas, and call it home for many years, they were sold and presently worked for ASC Signal as a Designer, SATCOM Engineering Division, Plano, Texas.  He took great pride in working for this corporation.  Tom leaves behind his wife Deborah, sons Sean and Patrick; brother, Kevin and Dawn Nolan, and their children Kara Nolan and Brian Nolan; brother, Tim Nolan and his son Raymond Nolan; Uncle Robert Nolan and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Teresa Nolan; infant sister, Mary Nolan; brother Michael Nolan; Grandparents, Frank and Bridgette Fitzpatrick; and beloved Aunts and Uncles.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, May 4, 2019 at the Meador Funeral Home Chapel, Gainesville, Texas.  Visitation is to be from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm prior to the service.