Thomas “Tom” Dewey Pullen of Creighton, Missouri was born July 17, 1948 the son of Pat Alva Edger and Lola Ma (Tyler) Pullen. He went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, June 7, 2020 at his home at the age of 71 years, 10 months and 21 days.
On August 12, 1967, Tom was united in marriage to Brenda Gail Conner in Urich, Missouri.
Tom was employed as an assembler for General Motor’s at the Leed’s Plant and then moving to the Fairfax Plant until his retirement. He was a member and elder of the Adrian Christian Church, Adrian, Missouri. Tom was an Army veteran during the Vietnam War serving in the 1/30th B Battery of 1st Calvary receiving the National Defense Service with 1 Bronze Service Star and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. He was a member of the American Legion Post #371, Urich, Missouri, the VFW Post #1935, Adrian and the Disabled American Veterans. Tom loved music, playing the guitar and was in a band called “No Strings Attached”, enjoyed cutting and burning wood. Tom was a family man and loved his grandchildren and was proud of the ones who joined the military. He was a Little League Coach for many years. Tom had no enemies, he loved everyone and everyone loved him.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Robert, Richard and Pat Pullen and a sister, Donna Jo Wade.
Tom is survived by his wife of 52 years, Brenda Pullen of the home; a son, Thomas Scott Pullen, Urich, Missouri; a daughter, Sherry Lynn Gabb and husband Mike, Lawrence, Kansas; 10 grandchildren, Gunner, Trail, Cage, Dash, Shelby, Josh, Travis, Dalton, Marah and Melyia; other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held Thursday, June 11, 2020 at the Adrian Christian Church, 510 East 12th Street, Adrian, MO 64720 with Military Honors. Cremation to follow the service.
The family received friends Thursday, June 11, 2020 at the church.
Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Show Me Christian Youth Home, Lamont, Missouri or the Ozark Christian College, Joplin, Missouri.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.