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     William Thomas “Tom” Maberry, age 91, of Lamar, Missouri died Friday, May 26, 2017 at his home.

     Tom was born May 30, 1925 in Dade County, Missouri to Earl and Mona (Matthews) Maberry.  He attended Lockwood High School and served his country in the United States Army during World War II in the 34th Infantry in the Philippines and Japan.  On October 28, 1944, he married Betty McArthur and together they raised two sons.  He graduated from Barber College in Kansas City and, in 1948, began a 45-year career of barbering in Lamar.  Tom bought the shop in 1955 and it became known as Maberry’s Barber Shop. In 1984, he sold the shop to his son, Alan and continued to work for Alan until retiring May 7, 1993.

     Tom was a long-time member of American Legion, VFW and served faithfully in the Gideons International. He was also a long-time member of Lamar United Methodist Church as well as the Fidelis Sunday School Class and United Methodist Men.

     Tom leaves behind his wife of 72 years, Betty; two sons and their wives, Alan and Carol Maberry and Mark and Pam Maberry; six grandchildren, Shawn (Leslie), Nathan (Beckie), Jordon (Elie), Melinda, Dustin (Melinda) and Miranda; ten great-grandchildren, Lauren, Landon, Addie, Dylan, Grace, Remington, Trenton, Mollie, Cason, and Cade; one sister, Joan Leaming; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Marie Alexander.

     Funeral service will be 2:00 pm, Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Daniel Funeral Home.  Burial with graveside military honors will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery.

     The family will receive friends 1:00 p.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

     Contributions are suggested to Gideons International or Lamar United Methodist Church in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


Comments  

#10 LamarKent Harris 2017-05-31 09:42
Tommy was a kind man and seemed to always have a smile on his face. Back in the day when I was much younger I always liked him to cut my hair.....he just had that manner about him to make you feel better when leaving than when you walked in.
Blessings to all his family.
#9 Debra Walker Anderson 2017-05-31 05:55
Sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in my prayers
#8 Lamar, MONancy Donahoo 2017-05-30 12:35
Tom was a very kind and loving man. His smile was so infectious, and he had a very sweet disposition. I will miss seeing him at church. My heart goes out to his dear wife, Betty, and his sons, Alan & Mark and their families. May his family & friends find comfort in knowing he's at peace and waiting to see them all again one day. God bless all of you and keep you at peace.
#7 LamarJeff & Margaret Phipps 2017-05-30 09:15
We are so sorry for your loss. Tom was such a kind man.
#6 Springfield, MO.John Wagaman 2017-05-30 06:56
Sorry to hear of your family's loss. Tom was a great neighbor, always had a fishing story to share. I'll never forget how shocked he was when I went from a crew cut to let it grow out! John Wagaman
#5 Nevada, MOLora Stevens Miller 2017-05-30 06:24
Maberry family: My sympathies to all of you! After working with Betty through our Banks, it was evident of their love and loyalty to each other! I know that love extended to all of you! I will keep each and every one of you in my daily prayers!
#4 Lamar,MOKeefer & Helen Cole 2017-05-29 16:21
Thinking of the family after the loss of Tom. He had many friends in the area and seemed to always be smiling. Never heard a bad comment about him.

Keefer & Helen Cole
#3 Lamar, Mo.Wayne & Theresa Percy 2017-05-28 13:29
Our heart felt condolences for your loss. May your happy memories bring warmth to your hearts.
Wayne & Theresa Percy
#2 Lamar,Mo.Richard Ryan 2017-05-26 15:13
I had the privilege of knowing Tom for many years. A fine individual. Sorry to hear of his passing.
#1 Jennifer Choate 2017-05-26 06:06
Maberry family,

I am so sorry for your family's loss. As a nurse, I so enjoyed caring for him. He was such a sweet, kind man and the love he and Betty shared was something you don't witness often.

Prayers to you all.

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