Thomas Roberts Obituary, Death – The departure of Thom Roberts has brought a pall of sadness over the stage. The Randy Travis band and crew were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to travel along winding roads and perform at gorgeous places alongside one of the most talented stage lighting technicians the entertainment industry has to offer for a number of years. Not only did Thom have an uncanny knack for illuminating a stage, but he also exuded an air of understated charisma that stoked the fire of passion within you.
Always willing, with an attitude that says both “can do” and “happy to do it.” He was a kind and kind giant of a man who carried a song within his heart and always had a smile plastered on his face. It would take a lifetime of searching to find a spirit that is kinder and gentler. Thom was a great friend of mine, and I cherished our time together. When we go back out on the road the following week for the “More Life” tour that Randy Travis is doing, the music will not be quite as sweet; but, I will once again be reminded of the blessing it was to have
Thom Roberts on the road with us for such a long time and for such a large number of miles of memories. It will in no way be the same, and I believe I speak for the entire band and crew when I say that the light that he actually kindled in everyone of our hearts will never be extinguished or forgotten despite the fact that it will no longer be there. Tonight, when I gaze up toward the heavens, I am certain that I will see glimpses of Thom’s workmanship in the night sky, letting us know that he is safe at home and that everything is in order.