Tommie James Plant

Jul 21, 2017
Plant, Tommie


10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Garden View Chapel with military rites conducted by the Becker-Chapman American Legion Post #138, V.F.W. Post #1623 and the Iowa National Guard Honors Detail.


 5-7 p.m. Monday at Garden View Chapel and also one hour before the service.


Entombment will be in the Garden of Memories Mausoleum.



 may be directed to the family.


Tommie James Plant, 100, of Waterloo, died Friday, July 21, 2017 at North Crest Specialty Care.  He was born May 18, 1917 in Manhattan, New York the son of Thomas and Corie Plant.  He married Emma Florence Short on June 21, 1960 in Wilmar, Minnesota; she preceded him in death on March 18, 1991.

Tommie worked in the Smoke House at Rath Packing Company, retiring after 33 years.  He served in the U.S. Army during WWII.

Survived by: three sons, Chuck (Darlene) Beasley of Fallon, Nevada, Herbert Beasley of Waterloo, Richard (JoAnn) Beasley of Waterloo; one daughter, Linda Marvin of Waterloo; nine grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; thirty-six great-great grandchildren and one great-great-great granddaughter. 

Preceded in death by: his parents; his wife; two daughters, Fern Baldwin and Darlene Doud; two sisters; two sons-in-law, Loren Baldwin and Lynn Marvin; one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter. 

Tommie enjoyed fishing, bowling and gardening.

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  1. Brent Shelton | Aug 06, 2017

    To Tommie's Family:

    We are very saddened to learn of Tommie's passing! My Dad spoke often of Tommie and I believe considered him one of his closest friends which speaks volumes because my father has always treated everyone equally. My Dad is Joe Shelton, now age 95, of Brashear, MO and he had an older brother, Allen Shelton who was the same age as Tommie but passed away 4 years ago. These boys grew up together Southwest of Brashear and attended the Oak Dale rural school together and later Brashear High School. Both my Dad and Uncle always spoke very highly and fondly of Tommie, recalling past days as boys hunting on the farm, riding horses, fishing in Timber Branch and who knows what other antics they would have gotten into. 

    Without fail my parents, Joe & Anita Shelton always received a Christmas card from Tommie except for the last few years. But also, my parents weren't able to send cards but the sentiment was still there and Dad spoke often about his dear friend and asked me if I had any news. I had looked periodically, never finding anything until this morning and of course, saddened to find out after the fact. My parents were able to stay in their own home until this past February when their health forced them to move into a nursing home. Even so, they are doing reasonably well given their age and health concerns. They have been married for 70 years!

    Again, we are saddened to learn of Tommie's passing and we send our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy at the loss of this dear friend! May God comfort you in these days.

    We Remain Your Friends,

    Joe, Anita & Brent Shelton

    Brashear, MO

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