Thomas Jefferson Maggard, age 98, widower of Daisy Maggard, of Winchester passed away Sunday evening at his home on June 14, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.
Tom was born April 14, 1922, in Wise, Virginia, and then moved to Big Stone Gap, Virginia, where he lived until he was drafted in the Army in December of 1942 serving during World War II until May 1944.
He found the one and only love of his life Daisy Slusher and married her on October 28, 1944. Tom worked for the Department of Treasury in Washington, D.C., then moved on to Standard Forgings in Chicago, Illinois, where he worked for 39 years. Retiring in 1978, Tom and Daisy moved to Morehead until moving to Winchester in 1996.
Tom was a member of Franklin Avenue Church of the Living God and Calvary Christian Church, both in Winchester.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Isaac and Frances Holcomb Maggard; a daughter, Sandi Maggard Benton; four brothers, Isaac Maggard, Bill Maggard, Gene Maggard, Woody Maggard; and one sister, Dorothy Mullins.
Tom is survived by two daughters, Renee’ Maggard Bailey (Don) of Winchester and Debbie Maggard Salyer (Tony) of Bowling Green; four grandchildren, Jeremy Benton (Rhonda) of Winchester, Thomas Benton of Missouri, Kaitlyn Bailey and Addison Bailey, both of Winchester; three great grandchildren, Olivia Benton of Winchester, Jasmine and Shannon Benton of Indiana; one great-great grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with Pastor Mike McCormick officiating. Burial will follow in Crix Cemetery with full military honors by Morehead American Legion Post No. 126.
Pallbearers: Don Bailey, Jeremy Benton, Tony Salyer, Arlie Perry, David Brewer, and Gary Wasson.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals, 400 Fraley Drive, Morehead, KY 40351.
COVID-19 restrictions will be observed.
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