Tweedy, Sr., Thompson "Tom" Joseph

Date: Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Time: 3:00 to 8:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO and after 9:00 AM Wednesday at the St. Clair United Methodist Church in St.Clair, MO

Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM

Service Location:
St. Clair United Methodist Church in St. Clair, MO

Anaconda Cemetery, St. Clair, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to St. Clair United Methodist Church, St. Clair, MO


Thompson Joseph Tweedy, Sr., known to all as Tom, of St. Clair, MO, departed this life at his home, surrounded by the love of his family, on July 5, 2015, having reached the age of seventy-three years, nine months and fifteen days. Tom was born in Puxico, MO, on September 20, 1941, son of Clifford Leslie Tweedy and Dorothy Caroline Tweedy nee Steinmeier. On March 16, 1963, he was united in marriage to Carol Barbara Collier and three children came to bless this union.

Tom is survived by two sons, Tom Tweedy, Jr. and wife, Jay, of St. Clair, MO and Ray Tweedy and wife, Krista, of Hermann, MO; by one daughter, Angie Collins and husband, Lance, of St. Clair; by eleven grandchildren, Nisa and Nina Tweedy of St. Clair, Gregory, Chad and Scott Tweedy of St. Clair, Jason and Lynnae Grus of St. Clair, Josie Rae and Bryce Collins of St. Clair, Nicholas Morris of Springfield, MO and Brittney Morris of Sullivan, MO; by one great-grandson, Ryder Morris of Sullivan; by one brother, Clifford D. Tweedy and wife, Karen, of St. Charles, MO; by brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford L. and Dorothy Tweedy; and by his wife, Carol Tweedy.

Tom was a Christian and devoted member of St. Clair United Methodist Church in St. Clair, MO. He was a very active church member and Past Trustee. Tomís family moved from Puxico, MO to Poplar Bluff, MO when he was about seven years old and then to St. Louis, MO when he was eleven. He became active in Boy Scouts and was awarded the Order of the Arrow, Eagle Scout. He remained in the St. Louis area until 1973, when he made Anaconda his home. During his working years, he was employed by Watlow Electrical Manufacturing in St. Louis as a maintenance machinist and when he retired after thirty-four years of service to the company, he was supervisor of his department. Tom was always an active, outgoing man with a keen interest in the community. For many years, he served as a member and past president of the Anaconda School Board. He was also active in the childrenís 4-H club and served as a project leader, as well as attending sporting events for his children and more recently for his grandchildren. He was an outdoorsman at heart and loved living in a rural area. He enjoyed raising chickens and hogs and spending time caring for his home and property. He often created things to help make his everyday tasks easier and could design and build anything he set his mind to. Going on camping trips with his family was a favorite pastime, as was hunting and fishing. He was truly a family man and nothing made him happier than the time spent with his children and grandchildren.

A devoted and loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend; he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by those who knew and loved him.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO. Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at the United Methodist Church in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. John Hampton officiating. Interment was in Anaconda Cemetery, St. Clair, MO. Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church in St. Clair, MO.