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.