A sad but proud day for the Preston region. Tom's been my hero ever since I first saw him play in the late 1940s. I've a special memory of once watching him take a corner within touching distance of where I was standing. That was at Bloomfield Rd. Stan Matthews was playing (for Blackpool) too that day. But Tom was the highlight.
He's been a wonderful inspiration and example to us all.Muriel Lord
R I P Sir Tom, You will be remembered by us and our children's children. Georgina SnapeGeorgina Snape
I had the pleasure of meeting this gentleman at a charity event and his legend will live on forever. Now with his beloved wife.DMcDonald
I have the pleasure of meeting this gentleman at a charity event and his legend will live on forever. Now with his beloved wife.DMcDonald
Goodbye to a legend! I'll never see another as great as you unless my 3 year old fulfils his dream (he said hes going to be the greatest now your not here!) Fingers crossed.
You did a great job! Now rest in peace you deserve it.Lynn Blackledge
It is a sad day for Preston today as we see one our most favorite sons laid to rest. You are and will always remain in the hearts of a town heartbroken that you are gone. Rest in peace Sir Tom, you are a modern day Legend and hero.
Sleep well Sir.Jane Webster
The word "legend" is so often misplaced in these modern times. However, Sir Tom, you certainly were.
Despite never having seen you play, the impact left on both the City & Football Club shine on.
Rest in Peace.Daniel Rushton
My father idolised Tom Finney and was always adamant that he was the greatest footballer of all time.Gary Cronshaw
I had the pleasure of meeting Sir Tom when I was 11 years old in 1961.
I saw him play only a few times great player great man.
R.I.P Sir Tom.jim mcmullan
Watched you since being 7 yr old in 1946.circa 1950 the best footballer in the world and beside being a great footballer was also a great person
Eternal rest grant unto Tom O LordJohn Wilkinson