HOLEMAN, THOMAS (TOM) VICTOR, 78, of Thousand Oaks, CA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 09, 2023, while at his residence. Although born in Providence, Rhode Island on November 03, 1945, Tom called California his home. He was an Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Air Force and served within the Vietnam War. After the Vietnam War, he followed his passion to serve and became a Los Angeles Reserve Deputy Sheriff in 1972 while obtaining his Associate of Arts degree at Santa Monica Community College (73’). Tom’s no quit attitude persevered him to become a Los Angeles Deputy Sheriff in 1973 as well as, earn a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice at California State University, Los Angeles in 1977. Tom often expressed his most memorable years as a Deputy Sheriff were while stationed at the legacy Firestone Park Station #1.
After thirty-years as a Deputy Sheriff, Tom retired in 2003. He took to the road in his diesel motorcoach and conducted lectures to First Responders throughout the United States. Tom often called himself a “Driving Fool,” he loved the road and shared his knowledge of his job with others. He was certainly a man with a heart of gold, appetite for coffee, and chocolate. He was also well known by his 1973 Orange/White Volkswagen Bus Campervan with the RoadRunner decal witnessed all over the roads from coast-to-coast, mountains, deserts, and pacific coast away. He also very much enjoyed his time camping, watching his son surf, and his daughter play soccer. He also loved fishing with his colleagues in Cabo San Lucas as well as, fishing with his family in the Florida Keys and Bahamas.
Tom is preceded in death by his mother Georgette Gauthier Holeman; father James Spencer Holeman; youngest brother and U.S. Army Veteran Ronald Spencer Holeman; and middle brother and U.S. Marine Veteran Robert Gauthier Holeman. He leaves behind his son Ronald Spencer Holeman, 53 of Thousand Oaks; his daughter Kimberly Georgette Holeman, 46 of Westlake Village; his ex-wife and friend Sandra Rita Holeman, 82 of Thousand Oaks; a nephew Spencer Gauthier Holeman; a recent grandniece Nova Ann Holeman, from Florida; many friends; and extended family members.
Tom leaves a heartwarming impact on his family. A celebration of Tom's life will be held at a later date. In loving memory of Tom, the family asks that material tributes be made in the form of contributions to the Disabled American Veterans (www.dav.org); or California Peace Officers’ Memorial Foundation (www.camemorial.org); or Plant a Tree (www.alivingtribute.org).