“Tommy” Churchwell (95)
Birth: October 9, 1926
Death: June 19, 2022
George Thomas “Tommy” Churchwell, 95, of Carmi, Illinois, died Sunday, June 19, 2022, at Fairfield Memorial Hospital in Fairfield, Illinois. He was born October 9, 1926, in Carmi, the son of Howard “Hop” and Mabel (Baker) Churchwell. He was married to Juineta Joy (Wilson) Churchwell in 1948 and remained married for 66 years until her death on November 22, 2014.
Tommy, as he was known, was house painter. He served in the United States Navy during World II in the Asiatic-Pacific Area and the Philippine Islands. He was a past commander and lifetime member of the local VFW, and a member of the American Legion. Gardening and raising doberman pinscher dogs were among his favorite pastimes.
Survivors include daughter Kim (Keith) McCarty of Palm Bay, Florida; sons Doug (Sharon) Churchwell of Cedar Lake, Indiana, Brad (Carrie) Churchwell of Kaukauna, Wisconsin, George T. “Tommy” (Melissa) Churchwell of Carmi; brother Howard (Cheryl) Churchwell of Carmi; sister Clara Hilsenhoff of Manteno, Illinois; grandchildren Jeffrey (Jesse) Attebury, Amanda (Kevin) Farrar, Alexa Churchwell, Abigail Churchwell, Blake Churchwell, and Eric Churchwell.
He is preceded in death by his wife; infants Michael Churchwell and Beverly Churchwell; son Father Stephen Churchwell; siblings Merle Churchwell and Marilyn Schneider.
Visitation and funeral are Sunday, June 26, 2022, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi. Visitation is at noon and funeral is at 2 pm. Burial with military rites will be in Kuykendall Cemetery near Carmi.
Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.