Thomas Arthur Ames 69 of Catlin passed away at 3:38 pm Wednesday March 2 2022 at
home with family by his side.
He was born February 26 1953 in Danville IL to Carl E. and Alberta M. Hickman Ames. He was preceded in death by his parents, two
grandsons Dale Michael Brandenburg and Matthew Daniel Lane Ames, a brother Russell (Rusty) Ames and a sister Marilyn Ames Coburn, also two close friends Jerry McCoy and Mike Fitzwater.
He married Lorie Cox Ames on October 15 1983 she survives. Also surviving are four children, Thomas R Ames, Ted (Jann) Ames, Lisa (Kenny) Oaks, Michael (Ashley) Ames, sisters Donna (Ed) Ames Wallis, Rose (Jim) Ames Watson, brothers Mark Ames Sr., David (Laurie) Ames, grandchildren, Kalie (Zach), Austin, Aubrie, Kaleb, Alexis, Dominick, Karlee, Dakota, Lillian, Michael, Hunter, and Jordan, several nieces and nephews and special longtime friends Leo Speakman, Rick Long, Gary Schroeder and brother n law Larry Ross.
Tom retired from UPS Freight in 2019 he was a terrific truck driver and was a driver most of his life and in his early career he worked for Mervis Industries where Lou Mervis was a very good friend to Tom. Tom was also a volunteer firefighter for many years with Lynch Fire Department. Tom loved spending time with his family, going camping and fishing, and he loved participating in Demolition Derby’s alone and with his sons.
Per Tom’s wishes he will be cremated, a celebration of life will be held March 11 2022 at 5 pm at the Tilton Civic Center with a meal following.
Tom will be sadly missed by his family and friends, Rest in Peace my Husband, I Love You Always and Forever.
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