Thomas Killingsworth (4-22-21)

Thomas Hugh Killingsworth was born Nov. 23, 1925, in Stantonville, the son of the late Henry and Jessie Rickard Killingsworth.
He was united in marriage to Louise Fisher on Feb. 22, 1952. Mrs. Killingsworth preceded him in death on Nov. 14, 2018, following 66 years of marriage.
Mr. Killingsworth was a graduate of Selmer High School. He served his country honorably in the United States Navy as a Gunner’s Mate Third Class from 1944 to 1946 in the Atlantic Theater of Operations. Mr. Killingsworth was a farmer, carpenter, and auto mechanic. He worked for the ASCS office from 1958 to 1984, and as a groundskeeper for Pickwick Landing State Park, retiring in 2014 at the age of 88-1/2 to help care for his wife Louise. When he was younger Mr. Killingsworth worked as a storekeeper for his father-in-law, Ivan Fisher, at his grocery in Michie. He joined the Stantonville Methodist Church at the age of 13, and attended Lebanon United Methodist Church for the last several years. Fishing, quail hunting, hosting fish frys for his family and friends, and listening to his sons play bluegrass music were his favorite pastimes.
Mr. Killingsworth departed this life on Thursday, April 22, in Stantonville, at the age of 95 years, 4 months, 30 days.
He is survived by two sons, David Killingsworth and Steve Killingsworth and wife Anita, all of Stantonville; a daughter, Sherrie Pittman and husband Alan of Stantonville; seven grandchildren, Ben Killingsworth of Stantonville, Adam Killingsworth and wife Christie of Selmer, Aaron Killingsworth of Selmer, Daniel Pittman of Clarksville, Tennessee, Rachel Friedman and husband Noah of Murfreesboro, Sarah Holt and husband Daniel of Stantonville and Seth Killingsworth and wife Deanna of Cameron, North Carolina; seven great-grandchildren, Kylee Killingsworth, Eben Killingsworth, Adalynne Killingsworth, Titus Killingsworth, Wyatt Killingsworth, Lynn Killingsworth and Isaac Holt; a sister, Evelyn Enlow of Adamsville; and many extended family and friends.
In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Killingsworth was preceded in death by a sister, Lorine Tedford.
The family wishes to extend a heart-felt thank you to Mr. Killingsworth’s caregiver, Deena Ricketts.
Memorials may be made to the Lebanon Cemetery Fund.
A private family service was held. Interment followed in the Lebanon Cemetery at Michie.