Long-time teacher and administrator at Worthington Christian High School, a ministry of Grace Polaris, a Grace Brethren congregation in Columbus, Ohio, died yesterday (October 10, 2012) following a battle with brain cancer.
Earlier this fall, he and his wife, Lisa, told their story and how the church has come alongside them. The video may be viewed here.
His obituary appears below.
J. Thomas Anglea, 49, went peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Wednesday, October 10, 2012.
Tom bravely battled brain cancer for the past 19 months, and peacefully departed this temporary life while at the Kobacker House surrounded by family. Tom’s life was committed to Jesus, and his family cherishes the memoires of his faithful love for all, which was rooted in Jesus’ faithful love for him. Tom would want us to remember the assurance given by knowing Jesus, and to live, trust and rest in Him.
Tom was born on November 3, 1962 and raised in College Park, GA. He graduated from Westwood High School in 1980 and then attended Bryan College in Dayton, TN where he graduated with honors in 1984. He began his teaching career at Worthington Christian High School as an Algebra I and Geometry teacher. Tom served as the Principal of Worthington Christian High School for the past 18 years.
He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Lisa; daughter, Sarah (Zac) Hess, & son, Matthew; godly parents, Robert & Amanda Anglea; brothers, Terry (Joyce) Anglea & Tim (Julie) Anglea; parents-in-love, Lowell (Barbara) Kline; brothers & sisters-in-love, Terry (Kelly) Herbst; Mike (Cheryl) Kline, many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews. He was an active member and deacon at Grace Polaris Church for the past 28 years.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Grace Polaris Church, 8225 Worthington-Galena Rd., Westerville, Ohio to honor a life well lived, Pastors Mike Yoder, Rick Nuzum, and Tim Waggoner, officiating. Private family interment.