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Thomas J. Philpott

June 4, 1929 - Oct. 23, 2021


October 27, 2021

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Thomas J. Philpott

Tom passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, at Samaritan Evergeen Hospice House. He was 92.  

He was born in Holley on June 4, 1929 to Justin Byron and Edith Leola (Cross) Philpott. The youngest of the children, he was raised on the family homestead on the Calapooia River along with his siblings, "Basil," Wilma and Ramona. He attended school in Holley and later Sweet Home.  

He lived his life as a log truck driver, providing for his family, which included his daughter, Linda Williams and son, Jim Philpott.

Tom spent his retirement years working in his shop, tree farming and collecting old pictures and antiques. He enjoyed time spent with his friends and family as well as going out to local shops and restaurants.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, his siblings and his daughter, Linda.  

He is survived by his son Jim (Marsha) Philpott of Sweet Home; granddaughters Meegan (David) Vann of Oregon City; Misty (Michael) Barrios of Salem; Kristin (Steve) Huber of Dallas; Karin (Jesse) Garcia of Sweet Home and Taylor (John) Huffstutler of Warsaw, Mo. He is loved by 11 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and friends.  

A service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. This will be followed by interment of his cremains at Crawfordsville Union Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in his name to Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House in Albany.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. 


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