|Birth: ||Feb. 11, 1932|
|Death: ||Jun. 20, 2013|
Thomas E. McGeath, 81, of Montpelier, IN, passed away at 7:31 PM on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born on Thursday, February 11, 1932, in Keystone, IN. He married K. Joan Sills on Friday, June 08, 1973 in the Montpelier First United Methodist Church. Tom was a 1950 graduate of Chester Center School. He went on to receive his B.A. degree from Taylor University and his Master's Degree from Ball State University. Tom was a United States Army Veteran, serving in Germany during the Korean Conflict. He worked for the Blackford County School Corporation for many years, before retiring in 1995. Tom started his teaching career at Millgrove School, then went on to Jackson Elementary School and ended his career at Montpelier Middle School; during those years he taught mostly 6th grade. He was very active in school athletics, coaching basketball, track and baseball.
Tom was the former Montpelier Mayor, serving from 2000-2003. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), Millard Brown American Legion Post #156, Montpelier Masonic Lodge #600F&AM, Indiana State Teachers Association (ISTA), Indiana Land Mark Society, President of the Montpelier Preservation Association and served on the Montpelier City Council. Tom loved watching ballgames, especially IU and the Indianapolis Colts. He enjoyed harness racing and learning the history of Montpelier and Keystone. Tom was a member of the Montpelier First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include: Wife - K. Joan McGeath, Step Son - Chris Reynolds and Grandson - Jesse Reynolds all of Montpelier, IN.
He was preceded in death by his parents- Harold "Lardy" and Ina May (Riggs) McGeath.
Family and friends may gather to share and remember at Walker & Glancy Funeral Home 109 W Windsor St Montpelier on Monday, June 24, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, June 25, 2013.
A service to celebrate Tom's life will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 with Pastor Keith Williams officiating. Interment will follow in the Brookside Cemetery in Montpelier. Military graveside rites will be conducted by Millard Brown American Legion Post #156.
Preferred memorials: Montpelier First United Methodist Church 215 E. Green St. Montpelier, IN 47359, Montpelier Historical Preservation (Church Museum) 306 Warren Ave. Montpelier, Indiana 47359 OR Donor's Favorite Charity.
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Record added: Jun 22, 2013
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