Thomas McNamara, 70

Thomas G. McNamara, 70, of Blue School Road, White Pigeon, died Dec. 20, 2009, at his home following a short illness.

He was born Dec. 7, 1939, in Detroit, a son of Glenn and Alberta G. (Beadle) McNamara.

Thomas lived his early life in Kalamazoo and Klinger Lake and was a graduate of Howe Military School. He attended college and spent most of his life in the White Pigeon area.

He was owner and operator of G&A Truck Line, Commercial Leasing, a farmer and last worked with VRT, all of White Pigeon. He worked to TO-MA-GL-PA horse ranch, specializing in quarter horses. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed his grandchildren, snowmobiling, camping, travel to Florida and was a three time champion in hydroplane boat racing.

He is survived by three sons, Glenn (Joani) McNamara, Patrick (Shelle) McNamara, Marc (Michelle) McNamara, all of White Pigeon; nine grandchildren, Myste Kehoe, Eric Hill, Mitchell, Matthue, Melissa, Michael, Cassandra, Thomas James and Megan McNamara; special friends, Reggie and Vicki Platz and Steve and Nancy Rank. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Relatives and friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon where services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Wilbur Brandli officiating. Entombment will be in the McNamara Family Mausoleum in White Pigeon Township Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the West Michigan Cancer Center or Three Rivers Hospice.  Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

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