Thomas E. "Tuck" Glennon, 91, of Chatsworth, IL, passed away at 12:24 pm on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.
A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 am on Monday, May 19, 2014 at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Chatsworth with Father Scott Archer officiating. A visitation will be held from 4:00 – 6:00 pm on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth with a rosary service prior to visitation at 3:30 pm. Burial will follow services at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Chatsworth. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the American Cancer Society.
Thomas was born July 28, 1922 in Fairbury, IL a son of James M. and Bridget (Somers) Glennon. He married Bernice Ford on December 28, 1959 in Chatsworth. She passed away on March 15, 2007.
He is survived by his several nieces and nephews; extended family: Gerry and Eileen Weller and Tom Melody. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; three brothers: Jim, Phil and Paul Glennon; one sister and brother-in-law: Mary Francis and James H. Rigsby; and one nephew: Jack Glennon.
Thomas was educated in the Fairbury schools, graduating from Fairbury Township High School in 1940. He served his country in the United States Army, entering in January of 1943. Thomas was sent overseas during the Battle of the Bulge as a replacement and joined the 16th infantry of the 1st Division. He was discharged in April of 1946. He farmed for twenty years north of Fairbury. Thomas worked for the Secretary of State in the Driver’s License Division. He later retired in 1994 from the US Postal Service as a rural letter carrier. Thomas was a member of the St. Andrew Catholic Church (Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church) in Chatsworth, Knights of Columbus Council 730, and the Walter Clemons American Legion Post 613 in Chatsworth, where he was a sixty year member.
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