Services were held for him by Rev. Jasper H. Cox, pastor of First Methodist church, this afternoon (Thursday) at 2 o'clock in Geisen's funeral home before burial was made in Maplewood.
Leroy was Tom's birthplace but he came to Crown Point as a young boy and spent his school days at the old North Ward. One of his first jobs was setting poles and stringing wire for Crown Point Electric company, at whose plant he worked nights. In 1907 he was appointed deputy sheriff under the late Thomas Grant of Lowell, an office he held until 1930 with the exception of the four years of the late Henry Whitaker's term. For that period he was Crown Point's town marshal. Several years were spent in the restaurant business here and for the last 10 years, despite his confinement at home because of a chronic arthritic condition, he carried on an active insurance business.
Memberships included the Methodist church and Modern Woodmen of America.
With his wife, Alta, he leaves a son, Thomas A. Jr.; a daughter, Mrs. Willard R. Lowe of Gary; a brother Neil, a justice of peace for Center Township; two sisters, Mrs. Leslie Phillips of Crown Point and Mrs. Roy Cool of Lake Village; five grandchildren and a great grandchild.
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