Thomas “Tom” N. Quigley
- March 24, 2022
Thomas “Tom” N. Quigley, 73, of Springfield, passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at Springfield Memorial Hospital. He was born August 11, 1948, in Springfield, the son of William and Besse Perrine Quigley. He married Nancy L. Lamb on April 12, 1980 and she survives.
Also surviving are his two children: son, Shane Quigley and daughter, Erin (Jacob) Parsons, both of Springfield; three grandchildren, Julia, Autumn and Carlin; and a “bonus” grandson, Arlo.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Bill Quigley.
Tom enlisted in the Marine Corps in March 1966 and served a tour in Vietnam from June, 1967 to March 30, 1968. He was honorably discharged in June, 1969, with the rank of Sargent. In 2010, Tom had the opportunity to participate in a documentary, Bravo: Common Men, Uncommon Valor”, in which he was interviewed about his experiences in Vietnam and the siege of Khe Sanh.
Tom was a lifelong resident of Springfield. He belonged to First United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Purple Heart Organization and DAV. He spent almost 35 years in the automotive business as a sales manager, then as a wholesale representative. He retired in 2015.
Tom enjoyed playing poker, video games and was a huge movie buff. He was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed listening to Elvis. One of Tom’s greatest joys was playing with his grandchildren.
Visitation: 4 – 7 pm, Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield.
Lie–In–State: 10 – 11 am, Thursday, March 31, 2022 at First United Methodist Church.
Funeral Service: 11 am, Thursday, March 31, 2022 at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Roger Grimmett officiating.
Graveside Service: 11 am, Friday, April 1, 2022 at Camp Butler National Cemetery, where military honors will be conducted.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Wounded Warrior Project.
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