Date: July 09, 2018 04:36PM
He was very much a part of the early Osmond brothers even if he wasn't overtly performing.
His brother Virl says of them both, "My brother and I helped with the Osmond Brothers' act -- we taught them sign language, so they could communicate on the set," he said. Virl's eyes twinkle as he continues. "And I taught them to dance. When they became well-known as a barbershop quartet, my mother, Olive, sent me to tap dancing classes so that I would not feel left out. I came back and taught the boys to dance."https://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/oldest-osmond-sibling-shares-life-with-famous-family/article_017ad174-d755-55e1-a05a-33191c80ce9a.html
"Tom and Virl were both born with severe hearing impairment. Their younger brothers originally conceived the musical group in part to support Tom and Virl in purchasing hearing aids. Tom and Virl eventually learned how to play several instruments and in later years made occasional appearances with their brothers and sister, most notably the Christmas specials from the 70s and early 80s. Both brothers became the inspiration for the Children's Miracle Network. Tom has gained some hearing through medical treatment.
Tom and Virl were also the first deaf missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Tom married Lyn Heslop on January 13, 1972. They had five children together, including one who died as an infant, and divorced in 1989. Tom worked for the United States Postal Service for 28 years before retiring in 2014. He resides with his second wife Carolyn in Ephraim, Utah." (wikipedia)