Mr. Lamont Toms, age 90, of Benton, passed away Thursday, March 2, 2023, at the Shawnee Rose Care Center of Harrisburg, Illinois.
Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 4, 2023, at the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery of Benton, with Rev. Harol Whitlock officiating. Military Honors will be provided by the Benton American Legion Post #280, V.F.W. Post #2671, and the U.S. Navy Honors team. Family and friends are asked to go directly to the cemetery for the services.
Leffler Funeral Home of Benton; is in charge of the services.
Mr. Toms was born on March 27, 1932, in Benton; the son of Joseph Toms and Alice (Miller) Toms. He married the former Velma Imogene Thorpe on September 14, 1956; and she preceded him in death on September 19, 1999. He would later marry Shirley Elieff on June 2, 2001; and she survives.
Lamont would serve his country in the U.S. Navy from 1949 through 1953. He was a coal miner having worked for Old Ben Coal Company; and retired on February 1, 1990, after working for 22 years with Old Ben Coal Company.
He enjoyed attending church with his West City Church of God family. He also enjoyed going to McDonalds to drink coffee and visit with friends. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, including Sally Revis, Rodney Sailliez, Jason Revis, Tracy Saffelder; but most of all enjoyed being with his great-granddaughter Alyssa Sailliez.
Surviving is his loving wife of 22 years, Shirley Toms of Harrisburg, IL; great-granddaughter Alyssa Sailliez of Benton; nephew James Toms, Jr. and wife Jane of Logan; friends Charles and Catherine Wiggs of Benton.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Joseph and Alice Toms; his first wife Velma Imogene Toms; brothers: Clifton Toms, Edward Toms, Jim Toms, Charles Toms, Joseph Toms, Jr.; and sisters: Aline Rice, Delores Yvonne Pitchford and Virginia Wingate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the West City Church of God, and will be accepted at the graveside service on Saturday; or can be mailed to the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.
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