Thomas H. "Tom" Jennings, 91, of Camp Point, died at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2022, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.
Born December 16, 1930, in Pleasant Hill, IL., Tom was a son of Smith and Lydia Heightman Jennings. He married Theresa JoAnn Henrick on May 12, 1956, at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mt. Sterling, She preceded him in death on October 13, 2019.
Tom was a graduate of Griggsville High School and the University of Illinois. After graduating, he served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Army from 1952 until 1954. He continued to serve in the Army Reserves until his Honorable Discharge with the rank of Captain in 1968.
In February of 1958, Tom accepted a position with Farm Business Farm Management where he served many farm families throughout the area.
He was a faithful 60-year member of the Camp Point Lions Club, where he was named a Melvin Jones Fellow for Dedicated Humanitatrian Services in 1995. He was also a member of the first group of volunteer EMTs for rural Adams County. He served as the secretary and treasurer of the Bailey Park Board for almost 20 years. Tom volunteered countless hours as the caretaker of Bailey Park for many years. His tireless dedication and generosity served as an example to his kids and grandkids and will be greatly missed. His life reflected this quote: "I cannot do all the good that the world needs. But the world needs all the good that I can do."
Survivors include his children, Steve Jennings (Cindy), Camp Point, IL; Tim Jennings (Tanna), Carthage, IL; DiAnn Meagher (Jack), Hawthorn Woods, IL; Sue Ann Jennings, Dallas, TX; Thomas Alan Jennings (Amy), Bloomington, IL, and Craig Jennings (Denise), Williamsville, IL; thirteen grandchildren, Tara and Kendra Jennings, Tia Kelly, Colleen, Kyle, Kaytee, and Dan Meagher, Lydia, Anna, Michael, and Caden Jennings, Mackenzie Hess, and Saige Worland; his brother, Richard Jennings, Pocahontas, IL; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and four sisters, Glenna Guthrie, Doris Nation, Vivian Bonnett, and Rose Harck.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 20 at the Lummis-Hamilton Funeral Home by Rev. Jim Crozier. Burial with military honors will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Camp Point, IL.
Visitation will be held Sunday evening from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Lummis-Hamilton Funeral Home in Camp Point.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bailey Park, PO Box 255, Camp Point, IL. 62320.
Online condolences may be left at www.hamiltonfuneralhomes.net.