Tom Michael Egbert, age 46, a resident of Pleasanton, Kan., died Thursday, Oct. 19, from complications from a motorcycle accident.
He was born Dec. 15, 1959, in Independence, Mo., the son of Merv and Annette Egbert. Tom was a graduate of Fort Osage High School. He was a self-employed carpenter by trade. Tom married Wendy Imm. They were later divorced. Tom was an avid outdoorsman, who especially enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Survivors include two sons, Thomas "T.J." Egbert Jr., Gardner, Kan., and Vincent Tyler Farrar, Independence, Mo.; a stepson, Justin David Kluck, Olathe, Kan.; two step-brothers, Mark Kelley, Independence, Mo., and Billy Breen, Mississippi; a step-sister, Melodie Breen, Independence, Mo., and a granddaughter, Madisen Renee Farrar. Also surviving is girlfriend, Jeanette Cassidy, of Pleasanton, and her daughters, Reality Miller and Melissa Walrod, and Reality's three children. Tom was preceded in death by his parents.
The Rev. Jared Witt will conduct graveside services with military honors at Battlefield Cemetery, near Pleasanton, Kan., at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 23. A visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday, at Cheney Witt Chapel in Fort Scott. The family has requested that friends wait to pay their respects until the time of the visitation.
Memorials are suggested to Harley Davidson's Bikers for Babies fund and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, KS 66701.