Thomas Lynn LaFollette

Died: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Thu., Mar. 01, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Mar. 01, 2018
Location: Bauer Turner Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Mar. 02, 2018
Location: Bauer Turner Funeral Home

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Thomas L. LaFollette, age 81, of Woodsfield, Ohio passed away Monday February 26, 2018 at the Arbors at Woodsfield.  He was born November 4, 1936 in Monongah, West Virginia a son of the late Lawrence LaFollette and Martha Katherine Irvine.

He was a former employee of the Olin Mathieson Corp. and retired from Dana Corp. in Caldwell, Ohio and was a former president of USW Local 4836.  He attended Fairmont State College prior to joining the United States Marine Corps.  Thomas was a 32nd. Degree member of Masonic Lodge # 189 of Woodsfield, the Valley of Cambridge Scottish Rite, and member of Woodsfield Eagles Lodge # 2302.

He was an avid Pilot and owned his own airplane, and was always willing to give free plane rides.  He was a coach and fan of Woodsfield and Monroe Central sports for over 50 years.

Preceded in death by one brother Larry LaFollette, and brothers-in-law; Chan Baker and Elwood Junior Baker.

He is survived by his wife Jennie Baker LaFollette of Woodsfield whom he married December 29, 1993, his children Venetia (Jim) Lane of Kent, Ohio, Lance (Angie) LaFollette and Rodney (Sally) LaFollette, step-sons; Bill Nixon, and Brad (Shari) Nixon all of Woodsfield, 7 grandchildren Leigh Ann, Deidre, Lindsay, Leah, Justine, Anne and Ryan, 2 great grandchildren Kyler and Hunter, brother Robert (Eileen) LaFollette of Lewisville, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Thursday March 1, 2018 at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul Street, Woodsfield, Ohio where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday March 2, 2018 with Rev. Fr. David Gaydosik officiating.  Burial will follow in the Calais Cemetery Woodsfield. Masonic Lodge services will be held 7:30 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.

Family request memorial contributions be made in Tom’s name to St. Sylvester School, 119 Wayne Street Woodsfield, Ohio 43793 and or the organization of your choice.

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Donna Drum Parr
   Posted Wed February 28, 2018
Dear Ones,

Sorry to learn about your father passing. sending thoughts and prayers

Donna Drum Parr

Pandora Neuhart
   Posted Wed February 28, 2018
LaFollette Family, my deepest sympathy on the passing of Tom. I have very vivid memories of his involvement in sports-always there to help. May God bring peace and comfort to all of you during these most difficult times.
In Christian Love, Pandora

Megan, Rick, and Lydia Gehring
   Posted Wed February 28, 2018
Sending hugs and prayers to all of the family!

Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard
   Posted Wed February 28, 2018
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Thomas Lynn LaFollette, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten..
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Marine Veteran, Thomas Lynn LaFollette, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Bill Vinson
   Posted Wed February 28, 2018
Venetia, Lance & Rod - Francie and I are so sorry for your loss. Want to share our condolences and deepest sympathy on the loss of your Father. May he rest in peace.

Barbara Reischman
   Posted Thu March 01, 2018
My deepest condolences for your loss. Prayers of comfort and peace sent.

Paula and Matt Frank
   Posted Fri March 02, 2018
Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Adeline Vallandingham
   Posted Fri March 02, 2018
Lance we sorry to hear about your father. You and the family have our sympathy.

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