Thomas J. Christopher Dailing, 24, of 506 1/2 S. Eighth, died Tuesday (Aug. 20, 2013) in his home.
He was born on Oct. 15, 1988, in Quincy, the son of Shelly Collins.
Tom worked for Festicab. He was a 2007 graduate of Quincy High School and had received a degree in history and was working on a degree in mathematics from John Wood Community College.
Tom had enjoyed the Boy Scout program and karate.
He was an avid musician, played guitar, bass and sang vocals in bands over the years. Tom loved his feline friends, "Kiki" and "Jezzebelle."
Tom is survived by his parents, Shelly Collins and Joseph "Jay" Curran of Quincy; a sister, Maryia Kay Jessalyn Dailing; his maternal grandmother, Sandra Dailing of Quincy; his paternal grandparents, Charlie and Betty Whittaker; numerous aunts and uncles, including Jessie Knowles, Joe Kroeger, Marrie Zimmerman and her husband, Matt, Tommie Dailing, Garrett Curran and Nicky Curran-Faravar; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Tommie L. Dailing Sr., and his best friend and cousin, Ethan A. Huner.
SERVICES: 11 a.m. Monday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home by Rev. Jay Waters. Interment will be in Greenmount Cemetery.
VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
MEMORIALS: To the family.
ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home