Thomas J. Markle

WILMINGTON—Thomas J. Markle, 93, of Wilmington, passed away Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 at Aperion Care in Wilmington.
He was born Aug. 7, 1926 in Williston, TN. Thomas Jackson was a Veteran of the United States Army, who served during World War II. He married Minnie Elizabeth Privette on Oct. 27, 1945 in Mississippi; was a member of Island City Baptist Church in Wilmington, and retired from Caterpillar Tractor Company, following 30 years of service. In his free time, Tom enjoyed carpentry work and spending time with his buddies at Burger King.
Survivors include his sons, Thomas (Anne) Markle and Claude Markle, both of Wilmington; seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one sister, Elizabeth "Sis," of Tennessee, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents, wife and one daughter, Linda Airgood.
Cremation rites are being accorded, and cemetery committal services along with military honors are being planned in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood at a later date.
A complete obituary with service details will follow as information becomes available.
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Cremation services and memorial arrangements are being made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington.