Tommy Alfred McCall

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It is with great sadness that we announce that our beloved husband, father, and Pop Pop, Tommy Alfred "Tom" McCall, 79, of Thorntown, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, on June 1, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis.

Tom was born on March 11, 1940 in rural Montgomery county, the third of five children of the late Hubert H and Doris Aline (Purdue) McCall and was raised in Thorntown, attending school at Thorntown High School and studying with the class of 1959. After leaving school after the tenth grade, Tom worked for 42 years for the railroad, retiring as a supervisor in 2005. On June 8, 1963, he married Yvonne A. Strong, who survives him after sixty wonderful years together, fifty-six of which they were happily married.

When Tom wasn't working, he enjoyed camping, fishing, working on small engines, and reading. He continued to work on lawnmowers and other small engines after retirement but in recent years, his pride and joy was keeping and entertaining his two great granddaughters after school and during the summer time.

Including his wife, Tom is survived by a daughter Carol (Tony) Keith, of Thorntown. Six grandchildren, Cassie Keith and companion Jeff Williams, Catie Keith and companion Matt Summers, Kasie Arterburn, Tori Arterburn-McCall, Maverick Keith, of Thorntown and Jessica Arterburn and companion Peter Oniyi, of Crawfordsville. Three great-grandchildren, Austin "AJ" Black, Aline "Ali" Williams, and Rogue Summers, of Thorntown. A sister, Linda Houser, of Thorntown. A brother, Danny McCall, of Oklahoma as well as many nieces and nephews. Including his parents, he is preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia Arterburn and two sisters, Doris "Dorie" McNew and Francis "Fanny" Riley.

Toms wishes were to have no services so the family will be honoring those wishes. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you spend the day with your loved ones because you never know when its going to be the last.
Published on June 4, 2019
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14 posts

Mindy Hale
Jun 05, 2019
Carol,
So sorry to hear about your dad. Thinking of you often!

Love, Mindy
Lila (Brinneman) Kaser
Jun 05, 2019
Uncle Tom was a good man. Sending prayers your way
Paulette Summers
Jun 05, 2019
I am so sorry to hear about Tom. My prayers are with you and your family.
Carolyn Pagano Gant
Jun 05, 2019
I am deeply saddened by Tom's passing. Yvonne you and the family will be in my prayers. ((((((((HUGS))))))))
Patricia Yates
Jun 04, 2019
Sorry to hear about Tom
May God help u through this sad time.Remember the good times I am sure that would be Tom's wishes
God Bless this family in this time of loss.Love to all.
Patricia Yates
Jun 04, 2019
Sorry to hear about Tom
May God help u through this sad time.Remember the good times I am sure that would be Tom's wishes
God Bless this family in this time of loss.Love to all.
Brandon Long
Jun 04, 2019
Tom was a very nice man, he will be missed
Stephanie
Jun 04, 2019
Y'all are in my thoughts and prayers❤
Peggy wyant very nice man
Jun 04, 2019
Melissa Bell
Jun 04, 2019
When my mother and I came to visit, he was always in a good mood. Always laughing and joyous. He was a great man! Well deserving of his rewards in heaven!
Janet Barker Baskett
Jun 04, 2019
So sorry for your loss. This man will be missed so much. He & Yvonne were the best neighbors I have ever had. He would help you with anything he could. May God bless & watch over Yvonne & the family . Love ya all
Renee Long
Jun 04, 2019
Sorry for your loss, God Bless
Jean Labrie
Jun 04, 2019
I’m sorry for your loss.
Danny McCall
Jun 04, 2019
Smartest guy I know. If Tom couldn't fix it, you might as well throw it away. See you on the other side.