Thomas Michael Thor
1952 - 2020
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Thomas Michael Thor

United States Army Veteran, Thomas Michael Thor, 68, passed away on September 12, 2020. He resided in Surprise, AZ.

Tom was born on March 13, 1952, in Chicopee, MA, to Thomas A. Thor and Joan Sommerville. He is survived by his sister, Susan Thor-Pullen, brother, Ray Hickingbotham (Kim), chosen "daughter," Kelly Jo Mars (Randy), and their sons Thomas and Nathan, as well as all of his treasured friends.

Tom served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War as a military police officer and was able to finish his tour despite becoming injured during a convoy escort. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. After being honorably discharged from the Army, Tom enjoyed working in plumbing sales until he retired in 2010.

Tom loved anything that involved guns, fishing, hunting, and friends and his favorite moments were spent sharing those interests. He would do absolutely anything for those he loved.

Although his life was cut short, he lived life to the fullest. In his own words, "It's been one Hell of a ride and I have no-regrets."

At his request, no service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

www.dav.org or in honor of Thomas M. Thor at

https://secure.dav.org/site/Donation2?df_id=18815&mfc_pref=T&18815.donation=form1




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Published in The Arizona Republic from Sep. 16 to Sep. 17, 2020.
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September 21, 2020
I'm so thankful for knowing Tom through KJ and quite honored to have shared many experiences together as friends. He was a kind, thoughtful, persistent and caring person to anyone, to me. Wishing you peace and a full heart of love from all of us here missing you.
Evelyn
Friend
September 16, 2020
Goodbye Uncle Tommy. You were a man's man and I'm sorry I didn't get to see you more.
Brett Pullen
Family
September 16, 2020
Chuck Hawkins
Friend
September 16, 2020
I am very sorry to hear about Tom. Tom&I have known each other for 25 or more years. We have both have been in the plumbing business for years. Both worked at BPI for years. We used to go shooting often,until he got the pacemaker. I'm very sad to hear about his passing.GREAT FREND.
Chuck Hawkins
Friend
September 16, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. You will be missed at the family get to gethers.
Wanda Smook
Friend
September 16, 2020
His boys Thomas and Nathan
Kelly Jo
Friend
September 16, 2020
Tom in his element
Kelly Jo
Friend
September 16, 2020
Tom was special. I always enjoyed visiting with him at family get togethers. You will be missed friend.
LaDon Scali
Friend
September 16, 2020
From the first time I met Thomas through my daughter ( in law) Kelly , I knew that he was someone very special. He touched so many lives in a Very special Way. You will be missed, but your love forever will be in our hearts.
September 16, 2020
While I didn't know him personally, I saw and heard how he loved Kelly Jo and her family. He was an incredible man and will be greatly missed. He has certainly left a lasting imprint on so many wonderful people's hearts.
B. Becker
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