Thomas Allen Bennett 1955-2023

A Visitation With Family and Friends

Friday Evening, January 13, 2023

Visitation from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Maranatha Assembly of God

555 West Imboden

Decatur, Illinois  62521

A Funeral Service Celebrating Tommy’s

Saturday Morning, January 14, 2023

Service Begins at 10:00 AM

Maranatha Assembly of God

Decatur, Illinois  62521


Mt. Gilead Cemetery

Decatur, Illinois

Thomas A. Bennett, 67 of Decatur passed away January 8th, 2023, surrounded by his family after a short furious battle with Adenocarcinoma (Colon) cancer.

A funeral service to celebrate Tommy’s life will be held 10:00 am. Saturday January 14, 2023, at Maranatha Assembly of God (555 West Imboden Decatur, IL., 62521). Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Friday also at the church. Burial will be in Mt. Gilead Cemetery.

Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care is in charge of the arrangements.

Tommy was born in March of 1955, in Decatur Illinois son of Robert R. Bennett and Margret Bennett. Tommy attended SDHS and worked at Bob’s/Atlas Lock Shop for over 50 years. Tom began driving stock cars at the age of 15. Tommy raced all over the Midwest including his home track Macon Speedway and throughout his racing career he earned the name “Tom the Bomb”. After his racing career he became a promoter of Cerro Gordo Speedway and Coles County Speedway. In 2015 he met Pam Young who he married on March 2nd, 2022, in Las Vegas at the Little Church of the West. To say the least, he was a social butterfly with an ornery sense of humor. He loved his family time, racing and his pets. Tommy is expecting his first great grandchild Presley Diane Oakleaf in April. Tommy will be truly missed by many.

Surviving his wife Pam, mother (Margret), Father-in-law (Joe Walters). Brothers Bobby Bennett (Brenda), Steve Bennett (Shelly), Gary Turgeon (Debi), Sisters Kathy Billingsley (Thomas), Sherrie Syfert. Sister-in-law Shelly Evans (Langon). Children Chad (Jennifer), Krystal (Dru), Kellie (Jennifer), Trevor Young (Tiffany), Taryn Young (Jerry). Grand children Lexi, Koady, Ciley, Rockett, Calia, Bailey, Rase, Ginger, Belle, Aycson, Kylin, Jaryn.

Preceeded in death by his father, his first wife of 41 years Diane, his brother-in-law George.

Tommy’s family wants to give a special thanks to DMH Cancer Care Dr. Esparaz, St. Mary’s 6th floor nursing staff and HSHS Hospice (Kisty Cox)

Family request casual attire or your favorite racing shirt.

Please sign the family guestbook.

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