Tom passed away, Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at home in Sandy, Utah in the early morning hours. He was born in Preston, Idaho on March 20th, 1948 to his loving parents John and Leora Reeder.
Tom married the love of his life, Wendy Wayne on September 1, 1967, and was later sealed in the Salt Lake City Temple.
He is proud of all 5 of his children. Ronda Poulson (Rocky Chatwin, Fiancé), Toni Lee Larsen (Vaughn Curtis), Wayne (deceased), John (Jill), Mark (deceased) (Lisa Sumner, fiancé). He is the grandpa of Rachelle Arrington (Brodie), Shanelle Poulson (Cameron Russel), Justina Anderson, Wendy Rollins (Robert), Anastashia Lee Larsen, Tatyana Marie Larsen, Michael Reeder, Jacob Ciccone, Anna Ciccone, Jeremy John Reeder, Tristan Jill LeBaron (Ammon), Bradley Wayne Reeder, Bonnie Sumner, and Nora Sumner. He is the “GGGREAT” grandpa of Leah Rollins, Damien Rollins, Braxxton Arrington, Branson Arrington, Brannon Arrington, Teegan Poulson-Searle, Rilee Arrington, Ellie Russel, and Baby Girl Russel is expected in February 2021.
Tom enjoyed the job he had, forever and a day, which calculates to 24 years with Hill Air Force Base and the Utah Test and Training Range (UTTR) as a heavy equipment mechanic. Having a stroke in December of 2006, leaving him disabled, he was medically retired, it devastated him.
He passed his time by enjoying driving “Affie”, the big green 1940 Chevrolet farm truck in the parades each year with his grandkids riding in the back, sitting on hay bales, and waving flags.
The outdoors was his world. Enjoying camping and fishing when his children were young, camping and hunting when they turned the age to carry a firearm, and camping and four-wheeling when they were all grown. His love for firearms will never be matched. He was in 7th heaven when he scuba dived with Mark. He took cruised with Wendy and many friends.
Dogs were a favorite of his, the Bulldog and Mack (truck) dogs were at the top of the list. He had many in his collection.
A viewing will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2020, from 9:00 – 11:00 am followed by graveside services at 11:00 am at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy Utah.