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Thomas Liddell, obituary

Thomas B. Liddell died peacefully in his sleep on Jan. 6th, 2013 at the age of 88.

Mr. Liddell is survived by his wife of 25 years, Norma Douglas Liddell, children Denise (John) Allis, Debra (Greg) Betts, Diane (Dan) Goering, Donna (Mike) Adams, Thomas G. (Cheryl Finch) Liddell, Lora (Jim) Liddell, and Barclay (Dee) Douglas, his brother Francis Liddell, sister, Mary Lou Culbertson, as well as dozens of grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

He was raised in East Des Moines, Iowa by parents Arnold and Carrie (Brown) Liddell.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 32 years Lora “Ginny” Gardner Liddell, brothers; William, Arnold, Joseph and sister, Sarah Ann Liddell.
Mr. Liddell is a veteran of World War II (82nd Airborne Div.), having bravely served his country as a paratrooper. He graduated from the Palmer School of Chiropractic and practiced in Sparks, Nev. He returned to Des Moines, Iowa to establish a successful business with his brother Francis, Liddell Brothers Furniture, which eventually expanded to Urbandale, Iowa as Liddell Plaza Furniture.

He was a respected parishioner and benefactor of St. Pius X Church in Urbandale for many years. He and wife Norma retired to Ft. Myers, Fla. and recently moved to Spring Hill, Tenn. to be near family.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013, 6-8 p.m. at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, 3009 Columbia Ave. in Franklin. Interment will be at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines, IA at a later date.

01/10/2013, Williamson Herald

Posted on: 1/9/2013

 
 

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