Graveside Service: Monday, July 2, 2012 at 10:00 AM at
Visitation: Sunday, July 1, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM in the Craig-Hurtt Chapel.
Memorial Contributions: Wounded Warriors c/o the funeral home or Mountain Grove Christian Academy
Thomas Edward "Tom" Fisk, son of Charles and Alma (Couch) Fisk, was born on September 30, 1937 in Venice, Illinois and passed away on June 28, 2012 at his residence near Norwood, Missouri with his loving wife at his side. He was 74 years, 8 months and 28 days of age.
In his early years, Tom lived with his family in
Tom was united in marriage to Thelma Helums on December 12, 1958 in
Tom faithfully served his country in the United States Air Force. He was a survivor of the Vietnam Conflict and earned many awards while serving. Tom retired following 20 years of service as a Master Sergeant in 1975.
In 1975, Tom and Thelma purchased a farm located southwest of
Tom enjoyed being outdoors, especially when hunting earlier in his life. He loved taking care of his vegetable and flower gardens each year. Tom was a people person who never met a stranger and always had a kind word for those around him. He was also known as an awesome cook and an accomplished wood craftsman. He also enjoyed singing. Tom was a Christian man and enjoyed attending the Ashley ‘Cowboy’ Church at
Tom was preceded in death by his father: Charles Fisk, Sr.
He is survived by his wife: Thelma Fisk of the home; son: Kevin Fisk and wife, Sherry of Norwood; daughter: Melissa Fisk-Wolfe and husband, Eric of Mtn. Grove; three grandchildren: Taylor Fisk, Anna Fisk, and Garrett Wolfe; mother: Alma Sullivan of Hiawatha, Kansas; three brothers: Sonny Fisk and wife, Peggy of Granite City, Illinois, Bo Fisk and wife, Marge of Granite City, Illinois, and Bill Fisk of Pittsburgh, Missouri; two sisters: Ruth Swain and husband, John of Williamston, North Carolina and Susie Sullivan and husband, Bill of Hiawatha, Kansas; numerous nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.
“Tom will be so dearly missed as we all loved him. We would like to thank all who have been so kind during this time of bereavement. Our sorrow is deep, but friends who care make the going easier and burden lighter. Our loss is Heaven’s gain.”
The Family of Tom Fisk