Thomas Lee "Tom" Gantt

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Thomas Lee "Tom" Gantt, Sr., 71, of Cassville, passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, in Mercy Hospital, Joplin.

He was born Jan. 31, 1943, in Burlington, S.C., the son of Robert Lee and Ida Mae (Hayes) Gantt. On Aug.10, 1966, he was united in marriage to Javene Scheidler, who survives.

Additional survivors include: two sons, Timothy Gantt, of Cassville, and Thomas Gantt, Jr., of Miami, Fla.; two daughters, Tammy Gantt and her fiancÚ, Jesus Lopez, of Ocala, Fla., and Teresa Harris and her husband, Jeff, of Cassville; and one granddaughter.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

He received his education in Radford, Va., where he graduated from high school. He then attended Strayer University in Washington, D.C. During the Vietnam War, he served in the U.S. Army. In 1978, he moved from Washington, D.C., to Cassville to make his home, where he sold real estate. He also owned and operated Tom Gantt Steel Buildings. He made several trips to Mexico as a missionary for the Navaho.

Funeral services were held Tuesday in Believers Fellowship Church, Washburn, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Pastors Carroll Williamson and Deryl Harp conducted the services. Burial was at Roller Cemetery, Washburn.

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