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Thomas E. "Tom" Yocum, 49, of Effingham, IL, passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Johnson Funeral Home, 1110 N. Fourth Street, Effingham, IL. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Effingham. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday with a 6:30 p.m. Elks Memorial Service and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service Saturday all at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made in loving memory of Tom to the Elks Children's Care. Online condolences may be shared at www.johnsonandsonsfh.com.
Thomas was born on June 3, 1968, in Effingham, IL, the son of Earl E. and Carolyn Jean "Jeanie" (Holmes) Yocum. He married Amy Lohman on October 23, 2015 in Effingham, IL.
Tom was member of the Effingham Elks Lodge 1016 where he held an officer position. For most of his life he was a mechanic. Tom enjoyed fixing things and also playing cards. Above all things family was the most important to Tom and he loved spending time with them.
Tom is survived by his wife, Amy Yocum of Effingham; mother, Jeanie Yocum of Effingham; step-children, Brett (Shelby) Lohman of Willow Hill, Kristen Lohman and Derek Lohman both of Effingham; step-grandson, Easton Lohman; siblings, Jeffery (Leslie) Yocum and JoAnn (Patrick) Boggs both of Terre Haute, IN, and Sharon (Ervin) Higgs of Dieterich; 9 nephews; and 10 nieces.
He was preceded in death by his father and best friend, Earl E. Yocum.
Published on June 21, 2017
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