Tom L. Harden, “Santa Fe Dundee,” age 56, from Ft. White, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015, in Branford from a heart attack. He is survived by his loving wife Holly, son Tommy, daughter Brigitte, parents Jack and Pat, sister Barbara and brothers Jack and Wayne.
He retired from Alachua County Sheriff’s Office five years ago. He did exactly what he set out to do in order to live a happy and fulfilling life by doing the things he loved the most; spending time with his family and friends, and enjoying his beautiful home on the Santa Fe River. Visitation will take place 10:00-11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 1, 2015, at Evans Carter Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m.
Arrangements are under the care of Evans Carter Funeral Home, High Springs, Florida.
Went to school with Tommy – He was a great all around guy – Lifting his family in prayer and praying you know you will one day be with him again. May God’s sweet Peace surround your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. God Speed my old friend…until we meet again. Susie O’Connor Kelleher
I only knew Tom for a short time, but, that was enough for me to recognize his gift of friendship. Last Thanksgiving our young Chinese friends were visiting in our home. My husband and I met them14 years ago in Alaska. They have traveled in China, Australia, New Zealand, England, France and many places in the United States. I wanted their visit here to be special… Tom made their trip extra special with a boat ride / fishing trip on the Suwannee River. Tom showed their 7 year old son how to bait a hook, etc. and even let the little guy “drive” the boat! When our friends had to return home they said their vacation here was the most relaxing trip they have ever had. I think that was because Tom gave them a special day on the River….Florida at it’s best! I think that Tom probably made everyone feel special! He will be missed by many.
Know that others share your loss and Tom will see you again in Heaven.
Tom was a very kind, and special man. He and Holly made everyone feel like they had known them for years. He will be truly missed and never forgotten.
You never know just how valuable a friendship is till you find out
you will never ride Bikes together or Fish the Santa Fe or Suwannee or even the Gulf Flats. I will surely miss this true friend