Thomas C. McCormick

March 14, 1944 — January 29, 2022

Thomas C. McCormick

Age 77 of Wilmington, Illinois, died Saturday morning, January 29, 2022 at RUSH University Medical Center in Chicago.

Born March 14, 1944 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Thomas Cloyd was a son of Cloyd Francis and Alice Iona (Tschopp) McCormick. He was raised in Redondo Beach, California, and following high school entered into the United States Army. During his tenure in the service, Tom was part of Company “C” First Battalion, served Airborne, and was a member of the 327th Infantry. Among various accolades he earned the Parachutist Badge, as well as an Expert Rifle Badge.

Tom worked for the Wilmington Park District before gaining employment with the Wilmington School District where he was a custodian for 20 years. In most recent years, he was the caretaker of Oakwood Cemetery in Wilmington. Tom was a Lifetime member of the Moose and active with the Wilmington Lodge #241. He was past Governor and also served as a State Officer. Tom was a member of the Wilmington Fire Department for 20 years serving the community as a volunteer fireman, and also earned his EMT. In addition he belonged to the American Legion.

One who loved the outdoors, Tom loved being outside. He enjoyed playing Santa locally for many years, and was a tremendous fan of the Wilmington Wildcats. A friend to many, Tom was also an uncle to many nieces and nephews whom he loved and adored.

Survivors include his loving wife of 37 years, Desiree (nee Davis); daughter, Debra (Jim) Vaninger of Ottawa; two granddaughters: Elizabeth and Loren; two sisters: Carol (Dick) Weaver of Michigan and Patricia West of Arizona; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Rick Russell of Oregon, Kirk Davis of Limestone, Brent (Sandra) Davis of Wilmington, Rory (Renee) Davis of Manteno and Chanson (Steve) Luhrsen of Bourbonnais, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters: Peggy and Mary Jean; one brother, Richard; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, James R. and Barbara Davis and his brother-in-law, Michael Ponton.

The family will receive friends for a visitation at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington on Thursday, February 3, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. until time of Fraternal Services 6:00 p.m.

Cremation rites will be accorded following the visitation.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 4, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. in the funeral home with Reverend Harriette Cross officiating. Inurnment with military honors will then follow in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois at 2:00 p.m.

Those wishing to participate in the memorial services virtually are welcome to join the live-stream or watch on-demand through the following link. TOM McCORMICK MEMORIAL SERVICE

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Tom’s memory to Mooseheart Child City & School, Inc. Mooseheart, Illinois 60539

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Tom’s memorial page online through social media.

Funeral services and memorial arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)

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Visitation

Thursday, February 3, 2022

2:00 - 6:00pm

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Loyal Order of The Moose Services

Thursday, February 3, 2022

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Memorial Service

Friday, February 4, 2022

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Military Honors and Committal Service

Friday, February 4, 2022

2:00 - 2:30pm

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

20953 W Hoff Rd, Elwood, IL 60421

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