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George Thomas "Tom" Schnuck

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George Thomas "Tom" Schnuck Obituary
George Thomas "Tom" Schnuck

Muncie - George Thomas "Tom" Schnuck passed away November 5, 2018 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.

Tom was born in Atlanta, GA on June 25, 1945, the fifth child of Lloyd B. Schnuck and Caroline (O'Neil) Schnuck. He grew up in Atlanta and graduated from East Atlanta High School. Before college, Tom worked in the family business, Gate City Tile in Atlanta.

After attending Anderson University and Ball State University, Tom had several careers. He was an outside foreman for Panscape Corporation and a crew foreman for Telepower Services. Tom was a partner in S&S Railroad Service, a partner and general manager in Muncie Cold Storage and a partner in PSP Realty. He served as Street Commissioner for the City of Muncie under the Alan Wilson Administration.

Tom sold all interests and found his passion when he became Superintendent of Beech Grove Cemetery for the 22 years before his retirement in 2016. A lover of history, he was surely at home there. He was an avid reader, and as a student of the Revolutionary War, bought and sold documents with signatures of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

Tom was a member of the Continental Chapter, Indiana Society Sons of the American Revolution where he served 2 terms as President. He was a life member of that Indiana Society. Tom also served as State Treasurer, State Vice President, State President and Northern Commander of the Color Guard of the Indiana Society. He was a life member of the National Society Sons of the American Revolution and served one year as a National Trustee.

Tom was a member of the Columbia Club, Indianapolis, a life member of the Junto Club of Muncie, a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and Sons of the American Legion Post 19, and the Muncie Noon Kiwanis Club.

Tom served on many local boards including: Housing Authority of Delaware County, Alcoholic Beverage Commission, Board of Directors of Friends of Bracken Library, Delaware County Fair Board, Delaware County EDIT Board, Civic Center Authority Board and was Past President of the Delaware County Historical Society.

Tom is survived by his wife and best friend of 40 years, Mary "Kay" (Trueblood) Schnuck, his daughter Melissa (Sean) Weddell, Boone, NC, three sisters: Carole (Bill) Spotts, Mesa, AZ, Frances Hardman, Anderson, IN, Patsy (Garry) Tolliver, Centerville, OH, and one brother Dr. Lloyd B. Schnuck, Martinez, GA. He is also survived by 6 nieces and 6 nephews who loved him dearly, as well as several great nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents, brother-in-law Ken Hardman, sister-in-law Barbara Schnuck and sister-in-law Nancy Deckert.

Services for Tom will be at 2:00 PM, Sunday November 11 at The Meeks Mortuary, Washington Street Chapel with Rev. James Hilleson and Rev. Lisa Deckert officiating.

Friends and family may call from 4:00 to 8:00 PM Saturday and from 1:00 PM until the time of service on Sunday at the mortuary. Cremation will follow with interment at a later date on the Trueblood Family Plot in Cresthaven Memory Garden, Bedford, IN.

Memorial contributions may be directed to: "Winnie's Kids" in care of Hazelwood Christian Church, 1400 W. University Ave. Muncie, IN, or to the Schnuck-Hardman Scholarship Fund, in care of Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana.

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Published in The Star Press on Nov. 8, 2018
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