Thomas J. Passmore Sr., 81 / Nov. 20, 1928 – Jan. 12, 2010Published 11:10am Friday, January 15, 2010
Thomas J. Passmore Sr., 81, of Niles passed away Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 at Riveridge Manor following an illness.
He was born Nov. 20, 1928 in Marshall, Ark. to the late Leamon and Nora (George) Passmore.
In 1948 Thomas married the late Mary Lovell at a ceremony in Lake City, Ark.
As a young man Thomas worked as a cotton farmer in Arkansas. Thomas retired from both Clark Equipment Co. and AM General. Thomas enjoyed listening to country music and was an avid Chicago White Sox fan. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church of Niles.
Thomas was preceded in death by his parents; his, wife Mary (Lovell) Passmore; a brother, Bob Passmore; and a sister. Betty Jones.
He is survived by two sons, Thomas Passmore Jr. of Niles and Ron (Marybeth) Passmore of Whitehall, Ark.; a daughter, Janice (Joseph) Hren of Niles; four grandchildren, Joshua and Jeremy Hren of Elkhart, Ind., Will and Mary Passmore of Whitehall, Ark., two step-grandchildren, Robert Hren of White Pigeon, Mich. and Reginald (Tere) Hren of Las Vegas; three step-great-grandchildren; a brother, William (Betty) Passmore of Arkansas; four sisters, Peggy(Charles) Eich of St. Louis, Mo, Juanita Satterfield of Leslie, Ark., Norma lee Elrod of Bay, Ark. and Sue Lewis of Hoxie, Ark.; and a host of nieces and nephews.
A time of visitation will be held Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Niles. Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 15, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Niles with the Rev. R. Allen Poage officiating. An interment will follow at Mission Hills Memorial Gardens.
Memorial donations may be made in Thomas’s memory to the American Cancer Society.
Condolences, photos and memories may be left for the Passmore family at www.brownfuneralhomeniles.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, Niles.