Thomas Linwood Dees, Sr.
Funeral Date: 3/15/2010

Obituary:
Thomas Linwood Dees, Sr., age 80, of Hermitage, Arkansas died Friday, March 12, at BCMC. He was born July 21, 1929 in Lufkin, Texas a son of Audrey Mae Allen Dees, Lufkin, Tex. and the late Thomas Wilson Dees. He was a 1947 graduate of Hermitage High School, the owner and operator of Dees Gulf Station and a cattleman and timber farmer. He was a member of Farmville Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his mother is his wife Elaine Calloway Dees whom he married on March 2, 1963; 3 sons John Edward Dees and spouse Joyce, David Allen Dees and spouse Rhonda and Thomas Linwood Dees, Jr. all of Hermitage, Arkansas; 2 brothers Ray Dees, Beaumont, Tex. and Carl “Tootsie” Dees, Hermitage, Ark; 4 grandchildren Milly Berry and spouse Michael, Mindy Dees, all of Little Rock, Ark, Brittany Dees and Lauren Dees all of Hermitage, Ark. and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were 4:00pm Monday, March 15, at Frazer’s Chapel with Bro. Mark Wagnon, Bro. Joe Lochridge and Bro. Gene Boyette officiating. Janice Sullivan was organist and soloist were Russell Isbell, Melvin Mills and Barbara Cantley. Burial was in Holly Springs Cemetery near Hermitage, AR., by Frazer’s Funeral Home of Warren. Active pallbearers were Gale Jackson, Franklin Stanley, Don Hamilton, Randy York, Danny York, John Castleberry, Henry Pat Cantley and Sam Clanton. Honorary pallbearers were Keith Harrod, Gorman Grider, Curt Howard, Jr. Pirtle, Odell Wolfe, Curt Dees, Billy J. Henry, Billy Gorman, Brett Trotter, Charlie Morgan, Eugene Hamilton and Dr. Kerry Pennington. Memorials preferred Farmville Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund.

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Name: patty grice
Message: Elaine,David and Linwood sorry for your loss. Your in our thoughts and prayers

Name: Kim Davis
Message: David and Family, I am sorry to hear of your loss. May your memories give you comfort.

Name: Levie Angle
Message: Elaine,John,David,Linwood,we are so sorry about Mr. Tom.Our prayers are with all of you.

Name: Ken & Lula Ellis
Message: Sorry to hear about Mr. Tom, he was a great man who will be greatly missed. The family is in our prayers. Ken & Lula

Name: Sam,John,Alvin Angle
Message: We are so sorry about your Dad.

Name: Allen&Lillie Bell Temple
Message: We are so sorry about Mr.Tom.Our deepest symathy.

Name: Lisa Anne Williams-Kennedy
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Name: Carolyn Lochridge
Message: A very special person in our lives and will be missed by all that loved him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the boys.

Name: Thomas & Barbara Rice
Message: We are so sorry for your loss. Mr. Tom was such a good person and always so friendly to everyone. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you during this sad time. May God Bless you

Name: Lori Cooley
Message: Sorry for your loss you are all in are prayers.

Name: Curt Howard
Message: Sorry for you loss.

Name: Sonny Hickman
Message: Elaine and Family: Karin and I want you to know that we are thinking about you. Tom was a very special person to me. He taught me many lessons that helped me as I have moved through life. I was very lucky to have him us a friend and mentor!! He will be greatly missed.

Name: French and Judy Thornton Wynne and Leon Thornton
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad time. Tom was a good person who always had time for others.

Name: Barbie McVay Meeks
Message: To All the family, I know Mr Tom will be greatly missed. May the Lord comfort you and bless you.

Name: Michael and Celeste Frisby
Message: Elaine,John, David and Linwood. We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Mr. Tom was a great man and will be missed by many. I have a lot of fond memories of him at the station. Sitting around talking about my pappaw. Our thoughts and Prayers are with your family. May God Bless and comfort you all during this time of sorrow.

Name: Mike & Bea Colvin
Message: So sorry to hear about Mr. Tom. He is no longer confined by physical ailments but is totally healed. My prayers go out to all the family.

Name: Mark & Kelley Hollingsworth
Message: Dees Family- Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Mark, Kelley, & Brianna Hollingsworth

Name: Glynn & Sue Ferrell
Message: Ealine & family, You are in our prayers, Tom will be missed he was A good person. He is in a good place and he is having no more pain. May God be with you.

Name: Cecil Baker's Family
Message: Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time

Name: Randy and Marcy Gorman
Message: To the entire Dees family: We are so sorry for your loss, we know that Tom will be greatly missed. He was a great person, widely respected and loved.

Name: Jon & Stephanie Bigham
Message: We are so sorry about your loss, you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Karen & Kerry Stanley
Message: Elaine, Linwood & David. I know Tom will be missed by so many, I feel he and Uncle Jerry are together rejoicing in the house of the LORD. If anything I can do just let me no you all have always been there for me & my family. I will be keeping you all in my prayer's.

Name: Ricky Green
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Name: Jim and Deannie Gardner
Message: So sorry for your loss. Mr. Tom will be missed by the whole community!

Name: Mac Lochala
Message: To the entire Dee's Family. I only knew Mr. Tom for a very short period of time, but was very fond of the brief friendship we had. I know that he loved his family and friends and he had a big heart for all. His life and legacy will live on in his children and grandchildren. God Bless each of you.

Name: Debbie Richards Wilson
Message: Mrs Elaine and family, I am so sorry to hear of Mr Tom's passing. He was truly one of the good guys. God bless you all.

Name: Lynn & Gail Wright
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Name: Kenneth & Brenda McDougald
Message: Our condolences to all of the family. Tom is well remembered by all of us, especially his days at the "station".

Name: Cecilia Roark
Message: Tom Dees' Family, So sorry to hear about Mr. Dees. The twins ask me after we visited Friday night if I had heard how your dad was doing. I called Robin this morning and she told me that he had passed. Please be comforted by family, friends and faith during this time of loss and the days and nights to come. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless, Cecilia, Chandler and Chase

Name: Ronnie and Cheryl Harrod
Message: Miss Elaine, Daddy, (Keith Harrod) called and told me of Mr. Tom's passing. We are so sorry and our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. I always had the greatest respect for Mr. Tom. I still enjoy memories of he and Daddy arguing about nothing at the gas station, just to see who could wear who down. Daddy often said he thought of Mr. Tom as a brother. With all of our deepest sympathys, Ronnie and Cheryl Wright Harrod

Name: Kaylon "Clanton" Taylor
Message: Mrs. Elaine & Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many memories of coming up to the station with Daddy (whom we lost about this time last year). I remember you working just as hard as he was maybe even harder at times. There wasn't to many things that he couldn't fix. Your in my prayers. Kaylon

Name: Machelle Temple
Message: We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Mr Tom was a good man and I'm sure you'll see him again ! Our hearts and prayers are with you. Jim and Shelley Temple

Name: Dale & Midge McGinnis
Message: Dear Elaine,David & Linwood. We are so sorry for your loss. May God Bless you all.

Name: Patsy Parker
Message: Elaine,John, David and Linwood I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Mr. Tom was a good man he will be missed but always be remembered in my heart and mind God Bless you with my deepest symathy.

Name: Steve and Cherrie Huitt
Message: WE ARE SORRY FOR THE LOST OF YOUR FATHER

Name: Timothy Emery
Message: Angel along with the kids and I wish that God comforts and blesses you during you time of loss. Tom is missed but his memories will be with us forever.

Name: Karen & David McDougald
Message: Ms Elaine & Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Mr.Tom was a very good man. We want you all to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you all the strength and comfort you need during this time. God Bless You All.

Name: Shelley Ford
Message: Although we have never met, I am deeply saddened by your loss. We all are touched by the loss of a loved one. Please know that God will be with you to comfort and soothe your heart. Psalms 34:18 says that He is near to those broken at heart and saves those crushed in spirit. Always remember the promises found in His Holy Word. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Name: Allen & Fern Ferrell
Message: We are so sorry for your loss. There are so many good memories. Mr. Tom will be missed. God Bless you all.

Name: Martha House
Message: Elaine & all, So sorry I could not make it over to be with everyone for the services. How thankful I am that you are getting help with your health now and hope it continues to improve. I know this loss is very hard, yet we rejoice that Tom did love the LORD and served the church faithfully over the years.May the scriptures of comfort help you all at this time.

Name: Bart and Mindy Castleberry
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are you with you. We know the pain you are going through all too well at this time. The Lord has gained a few great men these past few days.

Name: Julia/Emily Hartsfield
Message: sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers for your family. (friends of Sudie)

Name: Tim Doss
Message: I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Tom. Over the years as a customer of mine at Coca-Cola, he was always joking and laughing when I showed up at the station. He had a soul that radiated kindness. May GOD be with you during your time of loss.

Name: Charlotte Denton
Message: John & family, I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Billy, Melinda, & Jennifer Murphy
Message: Sorry to hear about the loss of Mr. Tom Dees. He was a great man and will be greatly missed.

Name: Charlie Dean Gates
Message: Mrs. Elaine & family you are all in my prayers.Mr. Tom was a great man & will be missed by everyone.

Name: Rose & David Clanton
Message: We are sorry for your loss... Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.

Name: Roy and Joyce Lephiew
Message: Our prayers are with you all. Mr. Tom was a very nice man.

Name: Kelly Richards
Message: So sorry to hear of Mr. Tom passing away. He will be missed by us all. God Bless your family

Name: Grady Marshall
Message: I was sorry to here about Mr. Tom. I didn't find out untill Mon. evening. I would have been there if I had known sooner. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Name: Debra Harcrow
Message: David and Linwwod so sorry to hear about your Dad you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Terri Eubanks
Message: Mrs.Elaine and Family--My thoughts and prayers are with you. Mr. Tom was a fine man and he will be missed by so many. Love you all--Terri Ferrell Eubanks

Name: Doc & Fern Calloway
Message: You are one of my of many of Calloway cousins whom we love dearly! I know that God will continue to love you, guide you and bless you, thanks be to God

Name: leslie Thompson-Kendall
Message: Dear Dees Family, In case no one remembers me, I am Carl and Virginia Thompsons granddaughter John do you remember when you and Billy wells and I use to hang out some when I would come down for the summer? I al ways liked your father. He was a kind man and a friend to everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.