A memorial service for Charles William Tom, 87, West Plains, Missouri, will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 5, 2012, at Open Door Worship Center. Mr. Tom died at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, April 1, 2012, at West Vue Nursing Center. He was born November 15, 1924, at Leesburg, Indiana, to Hiram and Rada Kimball Tom. Mr. Tom was a veteran having served with the United States Army during World War II. On December 8, 1953, he was married at Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, to Wilma Faye Skinner, who preceded him in death on February 2, 2012. Before his retirement, he was a self-employed brick mason and was a devoted husband, father, family man and friend to many. Mr. Tom was of the Protestant faith.
He is survived by two children, Kathy Campbell and Chuck Tom, both of West Plains, Missouri; two grandchildren, Christopher Campbell and Lauren Campbell; two brothers-in-law, Tom Skinner, wife, Marie, Gamaliel, Arkansas and Bob Skinner, wife, Beth, Pomona, Missouri; four sisters-in-law, Rosemary Holloway, husband, Les, West Plains, Missouri, Delora Johnson, Birch Tree, Missouri, Helen Blair, Lake Elsinore, California and Peggy Skinner, West Plains, Missouri; and numerous nieces and nephews.
His parents, wife, two brothers, Irvin and JR Tom, two sisters, Edna Rosenbaum and Mary Ellen Cochran, precede him in death.