Thomas M. Followell, 76 of Clinton, IL passed away 5:15 PM December 7, 2021 at his family home in Clinton, IL.


Graveside services will be 1 PM, Monday, December 13, 2021 at Weldon Cemetery, Weldon, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with cremation rites.


Memorials may be directed to Tom Followell Memorial Fund.


Tom was born June 8, 1945 in Weldon, IL the son of Fred “Jake” and Geneva (Gallway) Followell. He married Charlene Scogin October 11, 1963 in Clinton, IL. She passed away March 23, 2017.


Survivors include his children: Genita Hawes, Clinton, IL; Sue Followell, Clinton, IL; and Chopper Followell, Clinton, IL; longtime companion, Marica Pense, Maroa, IL; 7 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren; along with 3 sisters and 1 brother.


He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 grandchild, 1 great grandchild, and 5 siblings.


Tom was a union operator and truck driver for many years. He was a member of the Clinton Eagles Lodge.  He enjoyed feeding the squirrels and taking care of the feral kittens in the neighborhood. Tom loved sitting in his front yard and watching everyone driving by and waving.  Most of all Tom loved spending time with his grandchildren.

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