Thomas Michael Lamkin
, 78, of Clinton passed away on June 12 at Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal.
Tom was born on Jan. 25, 1934, in Watson, the son of Raymond and Myrtle (Sprinkle) Lamkin. He married Nancy West on Sept. 19, 1975.
Tom is survived by his wife, Nancy Lamkin; seven children, Dan (Rhonda) Matthews, Tracy (Chris) Ryan, Sarah (Jay) Peterson, Julie Lamkin, Tom (Diane) Lamkin Jr., Kathleen (Don) Penn and Maria Dolbeare; one sister, Rita Lockard; 11 grandchildren, Meghan, Connor, Joey, Dexter, Dustin, Alyssa, Drew, Colin, Austin, Andrew and Matthew; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Raymond Lamkin.
Tom was a graduate of Effingham High School and the University of Illinois Law School. He was an attorney for 51 years. He also was a former DeWitt County state's attorney.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Tom enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting and gardening. Most importantly, he loved his family and will deeply be missed.
Memorials may be made to Angel Tree, Presbyterian Church Youth Group or First Christian Church Food Bank.
Online condolences may be emailed to www.calvertmemorial.com.