Tom McCloskey

Monday, January 6, 2003

MURRAY, Ky. -- Thomas Penman "Tom" McCloskey Jr., 86, formerly of Mississippi County, Mo., died at 11:45 p.m. Jan. 3, 2003, at the Murray-Calloway Hospital.

Born Nov. 14, 1916, near Ponca City, Okla., he was the son of the late Thomas Penman and Mary Hannah McAnich McCloskey Sr. He owned and operated a highway construction business until 1942, when he became a land owner and farmer. In 1981, he retired from farming to pursue geological exploration and to form the Humboldt Mining Company. He was a member of the Nelson United Methodist Church in East Prairie, Mo.

Survivors include: three nieces, Rozanne Stark of Atlanta, Ga., Mary Beth Harris of Lees Summit and Rebecca Porterfield of Murray; and two nephews, Jacob Larry McCloskey and Joseph Ira McCloskey of Charleston.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy Jacob McCloskey and Charles Ira McCloskey.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Nelson United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Quist officiating.

Burial will follow in the IOOF Cemetery near Charleston.

Pallbearers will be: David Duke, Kyle Duke, James Haines, Dale Glenn, Emmit Burke and Burke Dodson.