Thomas Richard Tittle 63 Years Young
The angels came and escorted Thom to Heaven's gate on Sunday, March 29, 2009.
He was greeted by brother, William Harold Tittle; mother, Neva Delore Tompsett; father, Richard Morgan Tittle; grandparents and several good friends. Lovingly waiting to see him again are his soul mate and wife, Kim; sister, Norma J Rist; sons, Dale (Tina) Tittle; Kevin (Kelli) Tittle; step-daughter, Michele (Jeff) Lewis; and nephew, Michael (Darleen) Tittle. He will be missed by two beautiful grand-daughters, Brooke and Ashely Tittle; handsome grandsons, Drew Angus, Jared, Spenser, Zain Tittle, Caleb and Cody Miller; loving great-niece, Elizabeth; great-nephews, William and Shawn Tittle; other loved nieces and nephews, Brian Rist, Kristin Wolfe, Theresa Romano, LeeAnn Walker, David Tittle and many dear friends.
Thom graduated from Coventry High School in 1963 and immediately joined the Marines. He proudly served for 3.5 years and still considered himself a Marine when he died. His passion for cars of all kinds both earned him a living and was a hobby for many years. When working on cars wasn't enough he attend Southern Ohio College and earned a degree in Computer Programming. He worked several places before finding a home at Sterling Inc. in 1989. Thom is loved and respected by all of his colleagues and friends and was missed when he retired in January of 2008.
He continued his love for cars by working diligently in 2008 on the #30 Late Model Stock car owned by long time friend Joe Walker and driven by his son, Preston Walker. Thom was their mechanic, tire changer, all around pit crew member but most of all, their great friend!
Among many, his other passions were target pistol shooting and volunteering at Victory Junction Gang Camp. He worked at least one weekend or one week at camp every year since it opened in 2004. His hearing impairment made it difficult to work directly with the children so his duties were in the kitchen. Like everything Thom did in his life, he did it lovingly and to the best of his ability. It brought him great joy to help the camp help disabled and sick children get a chance to be "normal" and have a wonderful camp experience. If your heart has been touched by Thom and you would like to do something to truly honor him, consider making a donation to VJGC. 4500 Adam's Way, Randleman, NC 27317 or www.victoryjunction.org.
Kim and the family want to thank all of you for your cards, gifts, words of encouragement and prayers. It is Thom's wishes not to have a funeral service; however, there will be a celebration of his life/open house at a later date.
(ADAMS MASON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 330-535-9186)