Bethalto | Monday, January 18 2021 |
Thomas Earl Champlin, 63, of Bethalto, Illinois, passed away January 18, 2021 at Integrity Healthcare of Wood River.
He was born Oct. 5, 1957 in Alton, Illinois to George and Ruth (Strohbeck) Champlin.
Tom worked in retail many years for Target and Sears before his stroke.
He was a dedicated lifetime member of the Bethalto Jaycee Chapter and had great memories working the Christmas tree lot and Jaycee's Annual Picnic.
Tom loved spending time with friends and family, always buying special Christmas gifts for all.
He is survived by his mother, Ruth Champlin of Wood River; a brother, Robert and his wife Debra of Hartford, Illinois; a sister, Kathy Wenzel of Pascagoula, Mississippi; nephews, Scott (Cindy) Hash, Christ (Brandy) Champlin, and Tyler Wenzel; and nieces Taryn (Michael) Perkins and Amber (Larry) Steinmetz.
He was preceded in death by his father, George H. Champlin.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions and precautions, a Celebration of Life will be held on a date yet to be determined in 2021.
Professional services entrusted to Paynic Home for Funerals, with an online guestbook available at www.paynicfh.com
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