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Thomas Richard Halsey Age 65, of Punta Gorda, Florida, formerly of Jackson, passed away February 8, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Gale A. (Florit) Halsey; son, William James 'BJ' Halsey and his wife Dana; two grandchildren, Zachary and Jace Halsey; his mother, Betty E. (Hayden) Halsey; two brothers, David L. (Natalie) Halsey, MD and Brian M. (Bonita) Halsey; one aunt, Carol Schaffner; several nieces, nephews and cousins and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard L. Halsey. Tom enjoyed music and was a keyboard player in several bands; enjoyed sports, especially playing tennis with his son BJ and was an avid University of Michigan Football fan. He was a graduate of Jackson High School Class of 1971, earned his Bachelor's Degree from Central Michigan University, worked many years for the Muscular Dystrophy Association around the country, then moved to Florida, where he retired from the Social Services Department of the State of Florida. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service to celebrate his life will be held at the First United Methodist Church (275 West Michigan Ave., Jackson) on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 2 pm with Rev. Ed Ross officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 pm until service time. Contributions in his memory are directed to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (501 St Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105) or the charity of your choice.

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I first met Tom when I moved into the neighborhood (on Morrell St.) and we became fast friends. We shared great memories from 6th grade through High School and even on to College at CMU. Tom was a gifted keyboard player and had a great sense of humor.

My sincerest condolences to Betty, David and Gale (who I've not met but heard about). Thanks for sharing Tom with us during his lifetime.

Jim (& Nina) Cunningham

Betty, David and family, my sympathy to all of you as you share treasured memories. May God's peace be with each of you as you celebrate Tom's life.

Dear Halsey family,
We are sorry to hear of the passing of Tom. We will be in pray asking that God's peace that passes all understanding will be with you all during this sad and difficult time.

Ted and Linda Wray

To Tom's Family - I am so very sorry for your loss. Tom was a wonderful man and good friend. I had the luxury of being friends with Tom at JHS and then CMU. He will certainly be missed.

Dear Betty I am so very sorry for your loss sweet lady . We love you Bob and Karen Adams

Ron and I remember many happy times camping and singing all over camp grounds in Michigan
with Tom and all the family.
Wonderful family and amazing memories,
he will be missed. We love them all.

Sympathy to his family.

Your family is in my prayers...have known Tom going to school with him at Harrington Elementary thru JHS '71. Beautiful friend.

Betty, David & family, So sorry for your loss. May God be with you during this difficult time and in the days ahead. Peace be with you all. We'll be praying for you. Deepest sympathy. Sue & Les Drake