In Memory

Thomas John O'Brien

Thomas John O'Brien

      Thomas John O'Brien

Tom passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at his home in Livingston, Tennessee. He was a native of Battle Creek, Michigan and had lived in Livingston since the 1970s. Tom graduated Kellogg Community College and Central Michigan University, receiving a bachelor’s degree in business and economics. In 1970, Tom married the former Miss Carolyn Ruth Winton, a 53-year union that ended with Tom’s passing. In Livingston, Tom was an active member of his community, serving as the Director of the Overton County Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the Rotary Club for many years. For years, Tom worked as the Manufacturing Manager for Berkline Corporation, a maker of reclining furniture. For the past ten years, Tom faithfully served the families of Overton County through his work with Speck and Livingston Funeral Homes. He enjoyed motorcycle riding, traveling, watching sports, and driving the van for the First United Methodist Church where he was a member.  Most of all, Tom loved his family dearly. Survivors included Tom’s wife Carolyn; sons T.J. O'Brien (Jessi) and Matthew O'Brien; grandson Declan O'Brien; brother Joe O'Brien; niece Jennifer Johnson (Brooks); three nephews; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents. Click the link below to view Tom’s obituary.

Information from Speck Funeral Home, Livingston, Tennessee online on September 28, 2023;; and the 1975 BCCHS Class of ’65 Reunion Booklet

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09/29/23 08:15 AM #1    

Ken Long

I'm sorry to hear the passing of Tom O'Brian passing.Sympathy to his wife and family.

09/29/23 08:35 AM #2    

Thomas Lusk

Condolences to the family and friends of Thomas O'Brien on his passing.

09/29/23 11:32 AM #3    

Karen Wright (Sunday)

My sincere condolences to Tom's family. He was always a wonderful class mate and person.

09/29/23 12:26 PM #4    

Martha Hoffman

Tom was unique in every way. I'm happy to find out he enjoyed a meaningful life. My sincere condolences to his family.

09/29/23 02:03 PM #5    

James Wilcox

I am saddened today, losing a good friend, and roommate at CMU. My condolences to Carol and family

09/29/23 04:52 PM #6    

Skip Case

I met Tom when I moved to Battle Creek my sophomore year.  We were neighbors in Urbandale and became good friends.  He was a great guy with a warm demeanor.  I was very saddened to hear of this passing.  My thoughts and prayers go out to Carolyn and his family.  RIP, good buddy!

09/30/23 08:11 PM #7    

John Burrill

Condolences to the family. Tom and I were roommates at CMU as well as classmates at BCCHS. Great guy with an easy going manner and great sense of humor. So sorry to hear of his passing.

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