Thomas McClendon Jr. was born August 29, 1952 to the union of the late Thomas McClendon Sr. and Thelma. He was the oldest of the seven children.
Tommy departed this world on July 25, 2020. His spiritual mother Ruth Haugabrook preceded his death on May 4, 2019. Ms. Ruth paid a large contribution to his spiritual journey sharing her knowledge and wisdom to him.
Tommy leaves to cherish His loving family and friends. His sons, Dante Speed (Sakia), Rashawn Speed, Thomas O. McClendon, Marlon J. McClendon (Amber), and Jamel Givens (Jasmine); daughters, Katrina R. Wilson and Soriah T. McClendon; 19 Grandchildren, 4 Great-Grandchildren; siblings, Tony C. McClendon(Paula), Theresa T. Girton (Todd), Ella R. Holloway (Don), Luther M. McClendon, Kerry McClendon, and Mary A. McClendon; aunts, Eloise McClendon of Florida, Earlene Coker of Ohio; step-mother, Sharon McClendon; step-brother, Arnold U. Hill; special friends, Mike, Lora, and Michael Lawson; and a host of other family & friends.
Tommy gave his life to the Lord at a young age. He joined the deacon ministry at Inspirational Baptist Church, he also fellowshipped with many other church’s like Crossroads, Bright Start Baptist Church, Faith World and Landmark Church to name a few. Thomas always put the lord first in all and everything that he did. Thomas McClendon attended Cincinnati Public School and graduated from Cutter High School. His first job was in construction with his father, Thomas was a man of many trades, he also joined the United States Army in 1976. He went to truck driving school to get his CDL and drive for different trucking companies like England to retire from Swift. He loved to share his trucking stories to everyone.
Tommy’s refreshing smile, cool demeanor, and positive spirit will be missed. He enjoyed family reunions and holiday dinners with family, swimming, riding his bike, fishing, and horseback riding in Tennessee. He loved to listen to Jazz and R &B music, as well as gospel. In his younger years he was very athletic playing football and baseball. Some of his favorite past times were having lunch with his Aunt Earlene every day, and talking to his Aunt Eloise everyday on the phone. Breakfast dates with family, attending his family plays like his daughter’s musicals while she was in high school. Attending his great niece’s concerts and plays at their schools. He also loved to support his grandson’s little league games. Witnessing his granddaughters wedding.
If Tommy was here, he would let us know. I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7
Tommy's funeral ceremony will be held on Saturday, August 29th, 2020 at Landmark Church, 1600 Glendale Milford Road. Time of service and gathering to be announced.
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