TOMMY E. SMITH, 39, of Arcola, IL passed away at 7:29 P.M. on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at his residence.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Friday, January 16, 2015 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main in Arcola, IL. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 17, 2014 at the funeral home. Rev. Dave Dolan will officiate. Burial will be in the Arcola Cemetery.
Tommy was born on August 4, 1975 in Tuscola, IL. He was a son of Paul Eugene Smith and Norma Jean York.
He is survived by his parents, Jean and Brian Tomlin of Arcola, IL and Paul and Laura Smith of Oakland, IL; siblings, Darrell Wilson and his fiancé Karen of Mattoon, IL, David Wilson and his wife Amy of Arcola, IL, Claudia Wilcoxen and her husband Travis of Arcola, IL, Robert Michaels of Oakland, IL, Stacy Knox and her husband Chuck of Oakland, IL, Dustin Michaels and his wife Nancy of Brocton, IL and Liberty Mylrea of Carlyle, IL; four nephews, three nieces, one great-niece and one great-nephew; uncles Jerry York and his wife Jan and Tom York and his wife Chris all of Arcola, IL a cousin Caleb Smith, cousin and best friend, John York and many other cousins and good friends.
Tommy was preceded in death by his grandparents, Norman and Beaulah York and Mary and Billy Dix, and a special aunt, Marcella (York) Davis.
Tommy was a member of the New Life Church of Sullivan, IL.
He worked at Best Western in Arcola, IL as a Maintenance Supervisor.
Tommy had a love for music which led him to play multiple instruments. He was an avid reader and writer; he had a passion for history, literature and foreign languages. Tommy was a songwriter and wrote short stories and poetry. Tommy enjoyed weight lifting and football. He was a big fan of the Purple Riders and the Denver Broncos.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Tommy’s family.