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Thomas A. Huston

Thomas “Tommy” A. Huston Sr., 91 of Taylorville passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 1:25 p.m. at Life’s Journey Senior Living in Taylorville. He was born on August 10, 1926 in Stonington, IL the Son of William and Christina (Durbin) Huston. He married Pauline C. Dowdy on November 18, 1950 in Palmer, IL and she preceded him in death on December 22, 1983 and then he married Arlene Lehmann LaRue and she also preceded him in death. He retired from the United States Navy in 1964 after 20 years of service. He later retired from Northside Veterinary Clinic in Taylorville.

Surviving are his Sons: Michael (Ginger) Huston of Kila, MT; Thomas (Donna) Huston Jr. of Edinburg, IL; Daughters: Deborah (Robert) Williamson of Edinburg, IL; Connie Parks of Coffeen, IL; Eleven Grandchildren Michael Huston Jr., Matthew Huston, Randall Huston, Sherri Sanders, Carrie Gorden, Richard Bingham, Stephanie Leseure, Derrick Williamson, Robert Williamson, Taylor Williamson and Crystal Graves; Twenty-five Great-Grandchildren; one Great-Great Grandchild, Sister: Irene Myers of Moweaqua, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, both wives, Brothers: Kenneth, William and Donald Huston.

Thomas loved to dance and he loved to play basketball. He was a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan and was ecstatic that he was able to watch their World Series win. He loved to travel, spend time with family and watch the Cubs’ games. He will be remembered for his love for his family, his ability to make people laugh and his fun-loving ways.

It was Thomas’s wishes to be cremated and have no services. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Anderson Cemetery in Palmer, IL. Memorials may be made to the VFW Post #4495 515 N. West Ave. Taylorville, IL 62568.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Huston

The La Rue family Dec 30 2017 12:00 AM

We will always miss our Papa Tom. You were one of the best! Thanks for all the love and great times you gave our family. You were the only grandpa 2 of our kids ever knew. We are heartbroken. Condolences to the Hustons. Your loss is heavens' gain.

Your La Rue family Dec 30 2017 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. We have many memories of Tom from many years ago. He and our dad, Jerry, worked together many years and also loved to "prank" each other. I was unable to send a thank you to Tom after my dad's passing because I didn't have his address. Such a sweet man, Tom. We will always remember you!

Kelly Breuel Hartel and Kevin Breuel and Families Dec 29 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Huston

Vicki Rorie Dec 29 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Huston

Carrie Gorden Dec 29 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Huston

Kerry Ward Dec 28 2017 12:00 AM

I'm sorry about Tom's passing. He was a very good person. I remember him bringing Aunt Tina up to visit my Mom in West Branch, Mi. My Dad really liked him. They Had lots of conversations and laughs when he was there. I didn't know him real well but I know if my Dad liked him he had to be a good guy. I respected him for being a good son to Aunt Tina. She was a dear lady. My Mom was Aunt Tina"s younger sister and they were real close.

Cousin Shirley Bedell Dec 27 2017 12:00 AM

Mike and Ginger and family, we were so sorry to here of the passing of your Dad. We are sending our thoughts and prayers to all of you. Jim and Sharon Hill

Jim and Sharon Hill Dec 27 2017 12:00 AM