Thomas "Tom" Charles Yocum

  • Born: February 25, 1952
  • Died: November 20, 2021
  • Location: Needham, Indiana

Wilson St Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory - Greenwood Chapel

481 W Main St
Greenwood, IN 46142

Tel. (317) 881-2514

Tribute & Message From The Family

Thomas "Tom" Charles Yocum, 69, of Needham, IN passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2021.
Tom was born in Indianapolis on February 25, 1952, a son of the late Robert E. Yocum, Sr. and Cecil Marie (Wolfe) Yocum.
Tom met the love of his life, Lois Doyle in high school, and they were married on November 4, 1972. He was a sheet metal worker for Apex Ventilation, and later started and operated his own business, Thomco Specialty Metals, Inc. until his retirement in 2013. He was an avid golfer, but most of all, loved spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years: Lois, daughters: Laura (Mike) Casey and Kim (Matt) Buffington; grandchildren: Wyatt Buffington, Chase Casey and Colton Casey; brothers: Robert (Paula) Yocum Jr. and William (Carolyn) Yocum; sisters: Mary Lynn (Bob) Swope, Janis (Steve) Stringer and Phyllis (David) Groves; and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will gather for visitation on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, from 4pm until the time of the memorial service at 6pm at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, 481 W. Main St. Greenwood, IN 46142. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the American Heart Association and the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
You are invited to read Tom's full obituary on our website, to order flowers for the family, share a memory or leave condolences for the family.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Lois, so sorry to hear this. I always looked up to Tom. When I was growing up I would often walk past your house to go fishing at the creek. Tom always made sure to say hi and chat for a bit. I really enjoyed those conversations.

Posted by Adam Zietlow - Friend   November 30, 2021

We will forever remember Tom's smile and kindness. He was genuine and helpful at all times. We are so sorry for your loss. He will be dearly missed.
Cary & Kay Lynne Zietlow

Posted by Cary & Kay Lynne Zietlow    November 30, 2021

Lois, so very sorry to hear about Tom. It was an honor and pure enjoyment to serve as a trustee with Tom on the Credit Union Board. Always enjoyed his laugh and his sense of humor.

Mike & Denise Patrick

Posted by Mike Patrick - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   November 30, 2021

I have so many memories of Tom when we were growing up. He was special to me. I remember going to the Yocum house and how it was so much fun with all of kids. I saw him later at a reunion and he was just as special (stood out among the others). Always kind, funny, with good family values. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Thank you Tom for giving me those memories.

Posted by LINDA OWEN - INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Friend   November 29, 2021

Our condolences to you Louis and your family, Tom was one of the good ones. Reading about his passing makes me think about the good old days at Apex and the credit union.

Posted by John and Mona Striby    November 29, 2021

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

Posted by American Heart Association    November 29, 2021

I will miss Tom on the golf course with his big brother Bob. Playing with the Yocum brothers and their back and forth teasing was always a pleasure when we gathered for lunch after golf. Tom always the big smile was a gentleman and will be missed.

Posted by Larry Polster - Friend   November 29, 2021

Lois, I am soooo sorry to hear of your loss. I never met Tom, but I know he had to be a great man to have a wife like you. Teresa Martin (WCHS).

Posted by Teresa Martin - Whiteland, IN - Coworker   November 29, 2021

It was always a joy to have known Tom and play golf with him on Thursdays. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word for everyone. He will be missed.

Posted by Robert Harrison - Naples, FL - Friend   November 29, 2021

So sorry to hear this he was one of my manual acquaintances

Posted by Cathie Dewey Payne - Indpls, IN - Friend   November 28, 2021

Janice and I extend our sincere condolences to Lois and to all of Tom's extended family. It has been a pleasure to know and and to spend time with Tom over the past 7 years (generally in golf related activities). He was always a joy, never a burden. We rejoice with the family in the sure hope of the resurrection for all who believe in the redemption provided by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Dennis and Janice Eickhoff
Bargersville, IN November 27, 2021

Posted by Dennis Eickhoff - Bargersville, IN - Friend   November 27, 2021

Tom was a fun person to be around. He always had a smile and cheerful personality. He had a gift to make you feel comfortable with his great sense of humor and his laugh. My prayers go out to Lois and her whole family as they deal with his loss. But I know they all have great memories of him that will last a lifetime.

Posted by Sue and Jim Whitney - Greenwood, IN - Family Friend   November 26, 2021

Tommy, Lois and Family, John and I are so absolutely blessed to have you as family and friends! We have spent such wonderful Thanksgivings in your home, enjoying Tommy's fried turkey and Lois' yeast rolls! Tommy, we will miss your kind heart, your smile and laugh that lit up a room. You will live on in your children and grandchildren, who will always hold you in their hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with Lois, children, and the rest of the family, asking for peace and strength as they move through life in the coming days and weeks.

Posted by Kathy & John Stucky - Greenwood, IN - Family Friend   November 25, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Tom was a great man.

Posted by Rica Doyle - Whiteland, IN - Family   November 25, 2021

Tom you will be truly missed by so many. You always knew how to light up a room with your presence, your smile, and your laugh. We always looked forward to seeing you when you and Lois visited. What an honor it is to have called you our friend and family. Thoughts and prayers for Lois and the rest of your family as they mourn and celebrate your life. Continue to shed your light upon your family and friends. It is truly an honor to have known such a wonderful man. Love you Tom

Posted by Jodi & Mike O'Flaherty - Kimberling City, MO - Friend   November 25, 2021

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