Thomas  Reyer


Somerset, KY resident Tom Reyer passed away on 7/7 (seven being a Biblical number) at the age of 72, following two cardiac episodes that occurred the previous week. Tom was originally from Dayton, OH and graduated from Centerville High School in 1966, but after marrying Gayla (Girdler) moved to Somerset, where he founded and owned T.R. Cabinets. For 20 years he designed, built, and installed custom kitchen and bath cabinets for two contractors in Louisville, and another in Elizabethtown. Locally, Tom worked 22 years for Modern Vending, to include designing and building cafeteria food lines for factories in various parts of the state. Additionally, a substantial number of friends and family members (as far away as Hawaii) have one or more custom pieces in their homes that were designed and built by Tom Reyer.
He and Gayla moved from Dayton to Somerset in 1974, where they raised their four children: YeVonda (Hall), Tony, Frankie (Benedetti) and Tommy (Reyer), and have entertained all eight of their grandchildren. Tom is survived by all three of his siblings: Kathy, Bill, and Jerry; and he is reunited with his parents, Gert and Frank Reyer, in Paradise.
The family would like to celebrate the abundant life of Tom Reyer on Tuesday, July 23, at 6pm at First Baptist Church on Main Street, Somerset, KY. Guests are encouraged to wear attire depicting the things Tom loved: Nascar, UK basketball, OH State Football, Coca Cola. Instead of flowers, please bring one "Tom" story and your favorite printed snapshot to share with us.
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Published on July 12, 2019
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Teresa Singleotn
Jul 17, 2019
Sorry for your loss. I never knew Tom but knew of him through his son Tommy. I could tell that Tommy loved and looked up to his Dad and that he will be missed by many.
Alicia Girdler
Jul 12, 2019
Our family is devastated at the loss of Uncle Tommy , however.. grief is easier knowing his is with Jesus and free if his earthy bonds. Til we meet again.