Thomas B.W. Nation
1940 - 2020
BORN
1940
DIED
2020
FUNERAL HOME
McNeil's Funeral Service
525 W Hwy 152
Mustang, OK
Thomas B. W. Nation, 80 years old, was born December 17, 1940, in Bonita, LA, to Ulyss Thomas and Ruby Warren Nation and passed from this earth to join Our Lord in Heaven December 30, 2020. Tom was married to Lolita Blaney and raised two girls: Kathy Blackwell and Cheryl Gabel. He built a large loving extended family including son-in-law's: Louis and Bryan; grandchildren: Mark, Zach, Reece, Amanda and Amber; and great-grandchildren: Ryder, Lydia, Jayde, and his mother's namesake little Ruby. Tom is survived by his loving sister Polly Tuttle, niece Tracy Steitz and nephew Todd Tuttle. He shared his life with Kacy Barlow these past years and enjoyed nature, wildlife, riflery, OSU football, and his dog Buster. Tom loved spending time with Kacy at his home in Soper and with friends at the Masonic Lodge, and working until January 2020 at the Pushmataha Sheriff's Department. Tom Nation modeled a love of country, family and community every day. He devoted his life to donating to charities and serving and protecting others. Tom retired from 33 years of service in the United States Air Force as Master Sargent, retired from State of OK Dept of Social Services as a Computer Programmer, obtained an Assoc. Degree from Rose State University, and served many years in law enforcement including: Deputy Sheriff in Oklahoma and Pushmataha Counties, Mustang Police, and Hugo Chief of Police. Tom was an active Mason, a 32nd degree Scottish Rite and Past Master of Antler's Lodge #39 in 2015 and District #31 Deputy Grand Master, devoting his life to charity and service. Masonic funeral service in Antlers and graveside service in National Veterans Cemetery in Elgin, OK, to be held in mid-January. See McNeil's Funeral Home website, Mustang, OK.
Published by The Antlers American from Jan. 6 to Feb. 3, 2021.
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Prayer Warriors Up for comfort and peace. My father and Tom served together in the 507TFG. Then I got to serve with Tom as well in the 507th. He was a good man.
Cody Smith Jr
Served In Military Together
January 12, 2021
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