Obituary – Thomas Joseph (Jr.) Rawlings

Thomas Joseph (Jr.) Rawlings

December 24, 1947 – January 1, 2012
Age: 64
Residence: Eagle Rock, MO
TOM RAWLINGS, a resident of Eagle Rock, MO, was born December 24, 1947 in Dallas, Texas, a son of Thomas Joseph Sr. and Eleanor Francis (Cox) Rawlings. He departed this life Sunday, January 1, 2012 in Springfield, Missouri, at the age of 64 years.

Tom was of the Lutheran faith. He was a member of the Rotary and worked for 40 years as a chief financial officer for engineering companies. Since moving to Eagle Rock, he was an adjunct faculty member in accounting and economics at North West Arkansas Community College. Tom was raised in Joplin, MO, graduated college at Arkansas Tech, and received his MBA from the University of Kansas.

On September 7, 1968, Tom was united in marriage with Sylvia Jean (Loris) Rawlings who survives. He is also survived by two children, Kelly Rawlings of Des Moines, Iowa and Brian Thomas Rawlings of Overland Park, Kansas; one sister, Jan Lanier of Westerville, Ohio; four grandsons, Grant, Brett, Zach and Josh; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Joseph Sr. and Eleanor Francis Rawlings.

Memorial services will be 2:00 P.M. Friday, January 6, 2012 at the Community Lutheran Church in Eagle Rock, MO with Pastor Carl Petering officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Joplin Missouri Disaster Relief Fund, c/o Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, 1055 Broadway, Suite 130, Kansas City, MO 64105, E.C.H.O. Clinic, 4004 East Van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR 72632 or Arkansas Tech Endowment Fund, 1509 North Boulder Avenue, Room 209, Russellville, AR 72801. Online condolences may be sent to the family at 

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Date/Time: 2:00 P.M. Friday, January 6, 2012
Presiding Official: Pastor Carl Petering
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