Walter Thomas “Tommy” Leftwich
By Kim Swindell Wood | December 7, 2018 7:24 am
Walter Thomas “Tommy” Leftwich, 74, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 6, 2018, at his residence.
Mr. Leftwich was born March 5, 1944, to James R. Leftwich and Sarah Gist Leftwich, who preceded him in death, along with three brothers Jeff, Johnny Leftwich, and Richard Don Leftwich.
Mr. Leftwich was educated in the school system, in Cummingsville, Wallace Smith, and Darwin High School.
His last place of employment was Tennessee Department of Transportation where he has several friends: Bob and Andy Greer, James Eller, Lyle Scott, Buddy Shockley, and Harold Massa.
He was united in marriage to Wenda Page, in 1966. In this marriage, three children were born.
He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife of 52 years, Wenda Leftwich; one daughter, Teena Leftwich, of Sparta; two sons, Duane Leftwich, of Sparta, Brian (Tiffany) Leftwich, of Bowling Green, Kentucky; grandchildren, Quincy Knight, Peyton Leftwich, Halle Leftwich, Todd Officer, Briana Leftwich, Hannah Leftwich, Xavier Leftwich, Alanna Carpenter, Olivia Carpenter; two sisters, Elizabeth (Charles) Rouse, of Sparta, Joyce Dibrell, of Sparta; two brothers, James (Susie) Leftwich, of Sparta, Glenn (Connie) Leftwich, of Sparta; four sisters-in-law, Marjorie Leftwich, of Mt. Vernon, Indiana, Barbara Bush, of Doral, Florida, Linda Dowell, of Antioch; Cheryl Williams, of Sparta; special nephew, Clay Leftwich Jr.; brother-in-law, Marty (Kim) Gribble; a
host of nephews, nieces, friends; and very devoted friends, James (Clata) Burden and Ben (Kathy) Gardenhire.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Dec. 9, 2018, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home, with burial in Oak Lawn Cemetery. James Lauderdale will officiate. The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m., Dec. 8, at the funeral home.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.