Thomas L. “Tom” Smith, age 81 of Livingston, IL passed away on Friday, March 30, 2018 at his residence in Livingston, IL.
He was born on Monday, December 21, 1936 in Reno, IL. He was the son of Lloyd E. and Viola (Trobaugh) Smith.
He was married to Beverly A. Ridens on October 25, 1962 at the New Douglas Baptist Church in New Douglas, IL.
Tom served our country in the United States Army from 1960 to 1962 and was stationed in Germany during the construction of the Berlin Wall.
He was a Supervisor for the Laclede Steel Company in Alton, IL for 33 years. After his work at the steel mill he was a school bus driver for 6 years and then retired in 1996. It was Tom’s dream to become an Illinois State Police Officer and had completed 3 months of training when due to relocation demands he decided his dream was not possible.
Tom was a 50 year member and Master Mason with the Donnellson Masonic Lodge #255 A.F.& A.M. in Donnellson, IL. He was a former board member with the Livingston School District. Tom was also an Alumni/Player for the Panama, IL and then the Livingston BlueSeals of the 3M Amateur Baseball League. He played until the age of 38. He was also an assistant coach for the Livingston Grade School Wildcat Baseball Team.
Tom is survived by his wife of 55 years: Beverly A. Smith of Livingston, IL;
His Daughter: Dianna McCalla, her husband Kevin of New Douglas, IL;
Grandchildren: Ryan McCalla, his wife Jessica of Troy, IL and Stephany Zamora, her husband Andrew of Lubbock, TX;
Great Grandchildren: Aisley McCalla and Hinley McCalla;
He was preceded in death by his Parents: Lloyd and Viola Smith.
A Visitation for Thomas Smith will be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 from 4 to 7 PM with Masonic Rites to be conducted at 6:30 PM at the Lesicko Funeral Home located at 271 N 2nd Street in Livingston, IL 62058.
Funeral Services for Thomas Smith will be held on Wednesday, April 4, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Lesicko Funeral Home in Livingston, IL with Pastor James Smitherman officiating.
Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery near Livingston, IL with full military honors provided by the Staunton Veterans Honor Guard.
Memorial Contributions in memory of Tom Smith can be made to the Family.
The Lesicko Funeral Home in Livingston, IL is privileged and honored to take care of the arrangements and services for Thomas Smith and his Family.