Thomas "T.J." Sickles (73) of St. Elmo

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Published on July 5 2012 3:37 pm

Thomas "T.J." Sickles, 73, of St. Elmo died Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at his home.

A celebration of life will be 8 PM Friday, July 6, 2012 at the St. Elmo Christian Church, St. Elmo. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 PM at the church prior to service. Memorials are requested to the family.

T.J. was born on October 30, 1938 in Vandalia, IL the son of John T. and Goldie M. (Tedrow) Sickles. He married Sandra Harris in 1982 at Vandalia. He was a retired farmhand. T.J. was also a member of the St. Elmo Baptist Church, avid horse rider, rodeo enthusiast, loved to fish and past member of the Illinois National Guard.

Surviving are his wife; Sandra Sickles of St. Elmo, sons; Tom (wife, MiCha) Sickles of Monterey, CA and John (wife, Bobbie) Sickles of Stryker, OH, daughters; Terry (special friend, Bob) McAfee of Montpelier, OH, Margee (special friend, John) Ordway of Stryker, OH, Billie (husband, Stan) Becker of Bryan, OH, Connie Peters of Stryker, OH, and Heidi (husband, Mike) Cole of St. Elmo, sisters; Loretta (Art) Phillips of Lodge, IL and Ruby (husband, Merle) Wright of Indiana, sister in law; Pat Sickles of Cecilia, KY, 19 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceding him in death were his father; John, mothers; Goldie and Ethel, children; Joseph and Jeremy, and brother; Ed Sickles.