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Thomas Francis "Tom" Horrocks

Thomas Francis "Tom" Horrocks
  • January 20, 1953 - March 15, 2018
  • Richland, Michigan
  • Reverence Hospice
    348 N. Burdick Street
    Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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“My you now rest in peace ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: William Cass - Vicksburg, MI

“My thoughts are with Sherry and her family. I have been friends with Sherry most of my life and her brothers in passing. Sherry had a very loving and...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Rea Brown - Marcellus, MI

“I worked with Tom, better known as the Turk, to many staff members at St. Joseph Lodge, day treatment program. I appreciate the above comments that...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Sandra Brigman - Kalamazoo, MI

“My heartfelt sympathy to Tom's family. Tom was always energetic, bright and thinking of a better way to get things done. He was taken much too soon....Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Pam dalitz

“My condolences are with you and family. I worked with Tom at Crisis Stabilization back in 1986. I saw him at BHFC a few years ago, he looked great...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Sue Johns - Portage, MI - Friend

“Oh . . . how I wish the news wasn't true. Tom was only 17 when I hired him to work at our community mental health program. He proved to be the...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Louis Caputo Caputo - Savannah, GA

“RIP my dear friend,I will never forget you,always in my heart ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Kit Waterson - Athens, MI

“My deepest sympathy to all Tom's family and other friends. He was truly one of a kind and will be very much missed on this plane. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Kristen Bradley - Vancouver, WA

“Debbie, we are so saddened to hear of Tom's passing. Please know if we can do anything you can ask. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Bernie and Bev Vallier - Richland, MI


Thomas Francis Horrocks of Richland, MI

Tom, age 65, died Thursday morning, March 15, 2018 at his residence following a gallant battle with cancer.

Tom, the son of Harry E. "Bud" and Eleanor E. (Lindsley) Horrocks, was born in Kalamazoo, MI on January 20, 1953; was a lifetime area resident and a 1971 graduate of Kalamazoo Hackett High School. He was the retired Owner, Operator and C.E.0. of Great Lakes Regional Care of Battle Creek, MI from 1990 to 2007.

Tom was united in marriage to the former Debra A. Jones in Richland on May 2, 2012. Surviving is his wife, Debbie; a step-daughter, Melissa (Steven) Little of Knoxville, TN; two step-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Parker and Steven Little, Jr.; his brother, Mickey Horrocks of Belleville, MI and a sister, Sherry Horrocks. Tom was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Bud Horrocks.

A private, memorial gathering to celebrate Tom's life will take place at a later date and final interment will be in Prairie Home Cemetery, Richland, MI. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Tom's honor may be directed to Reverence Hospice, 348 N. Burdick Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007. The Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel is assisting Tom's family.