Born on 23rd/09/1958 to Mr. & Mrs. Okello David and Imat Keren Amony in Apurukec village, Atekober parish, Acaba subcounty, Oyam district [formally Apac district]. He was the last born in a family of three siblings and now remained with one brother called Ojok Alfred.
His education; he started his elementary education from Acaba Oporowie Primary School from 1968 -1975.
Thereafter he joined Kitgum Technical Institute for a Certificate in brick laying and Concrete Practice(B.C. P) from 1977-1979.He joined Lira Technical College for a two-year Diploma course.
He started teaching at Acaba technical school for one year before being transferred to Minakulu from 1989 to 1991. Joined Uganda Polytechnic Kyambogo in 1991 and graduated with a certificate in technical teacher’s education of UBITEK.
He was posted to Kiryandongo Technical Institute where he taught from 1992-2005, he was transferred to Atiak technical where he taught from 2005-2007. From 2007 he was transferred to Minakulu Technical Institute where he taught and retired in 2018. He was a technical teacher as well as an engineer at the time of retirement.
He was legally married to Angela Latoo on 11th/Dec/2021 with whom they had four children; Okello Tonny, Douglas Odongo, Ayo Brenda, Ojok Ambrose and 14 grandchildren.
He developed sight problem in 2018 and received treatment from various Hospitals among which included, Kiryadongo Hospital, Restorations Karuma, Panyadoli, Atapara Pope Paul Hospital, Gulu Independent, Mengo, Bombo Military hospital, Nakasero, Mulago, Najjera, Kampala hospital, liver and digestive care Centre (Professor Ocama) Tororo, ASG Eye Hospital, Paramount Hospital and Ruby’s for Laboratory test.
He was later diagnosed with cancer at TMR International Hospital Naalya in 2022 which resulted into multiple organ failures which led to his death on 15th/March/2023, at 64years from Najjera Hospital at 11:00pm.
Mzee Tommy Okabo was the most gentle and loving man we have ever known. He was a simple man who loved simple life, honest, clean and very smart. He didn’t need material things to make him happy. Mzee was someone who would sacrifice for the people he loved no matter the condition. He loved the company of his family, friends and grand children. He was always the life of chats and storytelling and he would make anyone laugh. Mzee loved his clan Abwor so much and loved anyone associated with the clan.
Even though he was in a lot of pain, Mzee could welcome people with smiles at his home in Kiryandongo and discussed several things including having party to celebrate whenever good things happened and thanking God for saving his life.
Mzee was an Arsenal supporter and would predict how Arsenal would crash Chelsea in the forthcoming game, “Aubameyang will do nothing in the game and Arsenal will win” I quote in his own word.
Mzee was always so proud of his Children and their accomplishments. His encouragement and support meant the world to us and we will always cherish his words of wisdom. We know that he is now resting in paradise and we will surely miss him dearly.
There will be a Funeral Service at Watoto Church Kampala, on Thursday 23rd March 2023 starting at 10:00am.
There will be a Funeral Service and body viewing at Kiryandongo Pentecostal Church Assembly of God on Friday 24th March 2023.
Burial will take place at their home in Acaba Primary school Oyam district on Saturday 25th March 2023 at 02:00pm starting with a Funeral Service at 10:00am.
Informed are; Relatives, Friends and In-laws.
MAY HIS SOUL REST IN ETERNAL PEACE