Graveside services for Olive resident, Tom Waites, were held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 20, 2018 in the Euchee Valley Memorial Park near Cushing, OK. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Michael’s Funeral Home of Drumright.
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Tom was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 6, 1954 to the late Frank John Waites & Helen Mary (Hodanick) Waites. He passed from this life in Tulsa on December 14, 2018 at the age of 64 years, 6 months, & 8 days. Tom was raised & educated in Chicago. He married Wendy Ann Poppy on March 19, 1993 & they have remained together until his death. Since 1996, they have made Olive their home. Tom was a truck driver & loved riding motorcycles. He was also a beekeeper & always had a smile on his face & a good joke to tell. But his favorite pastime was spending time with his family & eating chocolate covered raisins with his grandkids. He will be greatly missed.
His remaining family includes his WIFE: Wendy of the home; CHILDREN: Emily Higgins & husband Colt of Hallet – Thomas Waites & wife Laurn of Olive; GRANDCHILDREN: Kamber – Sage - & Haylin Higgins; 2 SISTERS: Mariann Laurenson & Karen McKenna, both of California; NEPHEW: Andrew Laurenson of Canada; also other relatives & friends. Visit www.michaelsfuneralservices.com to express condolences online.