Thomas Edward Whitmarsh Jr, born November 30th, 1955, passed away unexpectedly November 7th in his home in Jacksonville, Fl. He is predeceased by his father Thomas Edward Whitmarsh Sr, his mother Mary Anne Groover Whitmarsh, and his sister Terri Stratmann. He is survived by his wife Cindy Saunders Whitmarsh of Lake City, his three sons; Jason, Jonathan, and Aaron Whitmarsh, and his stepson Timmy Milligan. He also had seven grandchildren; Elissa, Tyler, Chloe, Mitchell, Anna Joan, Maxine, and Ella Skye.
Tom spent most of his professional career at JB Coxwell; he was the third to be hired, jump-starting the company. Over his time there, he displayed passion and skill in everything he did. Tom started from the ground, and over time settled in as an essential Pipe Forma. He retired as a Heavy Equipment Dispatcher, committing over 30 years to the company he loved. Forever an avid fisherman, hunter, and all-around outdoorsman. FSU Seminoles have never had a bigger fan or louder cheerleader. Tom truly lived life to the fullest enjoying time with his family and friends and exchanging laughs and memories. He will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved him.
Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service in his honor. It will be held in the chapel of Fraser Funeral Home, 8168 Normandy Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32221 at 2:00 PM, Saturday, December 3rd. The attire is casual, as that’s how he liked it, but try for anything garnet and gold in his memory. Tom was an upbeat and charismatic person, so any humorous stories or memorabilia are welcome!