It is with regret we announce the passing of Thomas Henry Brinkmeyer, age 70, of Kelso, TN. Visitation will be at 10 am on Saturday, August 20, 2022, in Memorial Hall at St Anthony Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 am and a short service will follow at the columbarium. Following all services there will be a funeral luncheon in the Faith Formation Center.
Mr. Brinkmeyer was born June 15, 1952, in Chicago, IL to the late Henry and Mary Hogan Brinkmeyer. Tom retired as a truck driver for Childress Concrete Co. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was recently voted Grand Knight. Tom was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and worked as a groundskeeper there. He passed away July 24, 2022, at Huntsville Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Ellen Brinkmeyer of Kelso; son, Thomas C. Brinkmeyer of the Chicago area; grandchildren, James, Shawn, and Lilly Brinkmeyer all of the Chicago area; and sisters, Marilyn Macek and Lois Pajak both of the Chicago area. Mr. Brinkmeyer was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Mary Hogan Brinkmeyer.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Thomas Henry Brinkmeyer.
Tom,our prayers and love are with you at this time. May the Lord give you strength and peace to make it through this tough time.
Gail Claxton & Lawayn Mitchell
Tom was a devoted husband to his beloved wife Ellie, grandfather and Catholic. He was a good friend who could be counted on to help his fellow Parishioners any time and at all hours. He served his church faithfully and tirelessly for many years. As a personal friend he will be sadly missed for his humility and sense of humor.
He was a kind, thoughtful and good friend as well as his wife Ellen. His friends along with Fr George thought so much of him and all the good work he did for St Anthony Church. He will be surely missed. Tom and I will always be thankful for all his help and kindness. May God Bless and keep him in His infinite care.