Thomas (Tom) Willems

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Visitation Schedule
Roller Funeral Home Chapel
1700 E. Walnut St.
Paris, AR  72855
Monday, October 4, 2021
6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.


Rosary: Roller Funeral Home Chapel
1700 E. Walnut St.
Paris, AR  72855
Monday, October 4, 2021
7:00 p.m.
Service Schedule
Funeral Mass
St. Joseph Catholic Church
W. Walnut
Paris, AR  72855
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
10:00 a.m.
Cemetery
Oliver Cemetery
Oliver Rd.
Paris, AR  72855

Thomas (Tom) Willems

of Paris, AR

July 17, 1973 - October 1, 2021

Thomas "Tom" Willems, 48, a resident of Paris, passed away Friday, October 1, 2021, at Baptist Hospital in Fort Smith.

He was born July 17, 1973, in Fort Smith to David Matthew and Margaret Ann (Reed) Willems. Tom married Elizabeth (Swafford) Willems on April 29, 1995, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Paris. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Paris. Tom spent his life working in agriculture, most recently as the Field Service Manager for TYM Tractors. Tom was a member of the Roseville Volunteer Fire Department. In addition to making his living in agriculture, Tom also made farming his hobby anything from antique tractors and tractor pulls to truck pulls. He also loved auctions and being around the people at the auctions. Tom loved helping people and he didn't know a stranger.

Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Elizabeth Willems of Paris; a son, Jacob M. Willems of Paris; a daughter, Katherine Willems of Paris; his parents, David and Margaret (Reed) Willems of Paris; four brothers, Tim Willems of Scranton, Tony Willems of McCallister, Oklahoma, Terry Willems of Scranton and Toby Willems of Scranton.

Visitation will be 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Monday, October 4, 2021, at Roller Funeral Home in Paris. Rosary service will follow at 7:00 p.m.

The funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Paris with Fr. Reginald Udouj, OSB officiating. Burial will follow in Oliver Cemetery near Subiaco under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris.

Pallbearers will be Jacob Willems, Shane Molton, David Vorster and Tim, Terry, Tony and Toby Willems. Garrett Meas, Chuck Swafford, Travis Shaw, Sam Willems and Matt Churchman will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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45 Condolence(s)
Karen Jeffers
Ozark, AR
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Friday, October 8, 2021

David and Margaret, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son Tom. May God bless you all and give you peace.

Monty Pratt Lowery
Paris, AR
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Thursday, October 7, 2021

My heart is hurting. I said good by to a wonderful neighbor and friend. His life was cut short. He fought a hard battle this year and lost the last one. He has helped me out of a couple of catastrophes, probably more. I am sure anyone who knew him could tell of times he was there for him. He never met a stranger. If you were a stranger you weren't for long. I haven't known him as long as some of you but it didn't take long to know what kind of man he was. My love and sympathy to all his family.

Vivian Fox
Russellville, AR
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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

May God showering you with blessings of comfort during this time. Tom was a great friend to all he met.

Kim Berry
Subiaco, AR
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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

To Tom's family, Liz. Katie and Jacob, David and Margaret and his brothers and families we are praying for your comfort during this hard time. We believe he is heaven and no longer suffering.

We love you all. David and Kim Berry

Ron Schwartz
Russellville, AR
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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

My condolences to your family. Unfortunately I did not hear of this until today or I would have attended the funeral. I am so sorry for your loss.

Andy & Teresa Schluterman
Paris, AR
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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. He was a good neighbor. Sincerely Andy and Teresa Schluterman

Sam and Lisa Hill
Paris, AR
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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.⁶

Kimberly Spicer & Marvin Spicer
Scranton, AR
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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

It was such a shock to hear this. We are so very sorry. Liz and all of the family are in our prayers.

Shelli Jones
Booneville, AR
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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

I remember him from high school. He was always smiling, such a nice guy. My condolences to his friends, and family.

Sonya Hurst
Booneville, AR
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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for family.

Bob Parks
Paris, AR
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Monday, October 4, 2021

Always a kind man. Willing to help in any way he could.

God bless Tom.

Thoughts and prayers for the family.

Shannon Daugherty
Booneville, AR
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Monday, October 4, 2021

Praying for you all, love you sweet Elizabeth!

Sue Blanscet, Brenda Cale, Marlene Moore, Lisa Hill, Kala Simpson
Paris, AR
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Monday, October 4, 2021

Liz, Jacob, and Katie
We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and your family.

Theresa E Taylor
Paris, AR
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Monday, October 4, 2021

With deepest sympathy, we send love and prayers for comfort.

Patricia Nicholson (Lievsay)
Farmington, AR
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Monday, October 4, 2021

Margaret and David, we were so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Thoughts and prayers for you, Liz, Jacob & Katie, and Tim, Terry, Tony and Toby. May the Lord comfort you and bring you peace. Love, Patricia, Rick and Lindsey

Dian Bradley
Paris, AR
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Monday, October 4, 2021

Liz Jacob & Katie and Toms family -' So sorry to hear of yalls loss. I totaly understand where you are Liz , but i also know how God can help you and gjve you the peace you need to go forward. Love and prayers .

Bobby & Anita Forst
Subiaco, AR
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Monday, October 4, 2021

Willems family, so sorry for your loss. Thought and prayers for your family.

Nora langley
Subiaco, AR
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Monday, October 4, 2021

So sorry for the family's lose. He will be missed. Sending prayers

matthew merritt
Lochbuie, CO
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Sunday, October 3, 2021

I will miss Tom with all my heart he always had a smile and a joke to crack. We had lots of fun growing up spending my summers with the boys. I can't believe he is gone. Love ya Tom. Hope to see you again in another life.

Katie and Bob heller
Paris, AR
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Sunday, October 3, 2021

So sorry such a great guy liz if you need anything please let us know u r in our prayers KatieHeller

Michael and Virginia Riddle
, TN
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Sunday, October 3, 2021

We are praying God will surround you greatly with his loving arms through this time of loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
- Michael and Virginia Riddle

Brenda Henderson
Paris, AR
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Sunday, October 3, 2021

Liz... Saying sorry for your loss is never enough said...so in the coming days if there is anything me or my family can do for you and your children I'm always a phone call away.

Prayers for All.

Donna Gattis Flanagan
Paris, AR
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Saturday, October 2, 2021

Margaret and David, so very sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Of course I have known him for his entire life and he always was such a sweet boy. I can’t think of a single time that I saw him that he wasn’t smiling! My prayers for God’s loving arms to hold and comfort your family.

Mike Schluterman
Paris, AR
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Saturday, October 2, 2021

Sorry for your loss. He will be remembered


James VanLandingham
Paris, AR
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Saturday, October 2, 2021

Sorry to hear of the loss of Tom, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Linda Trusty
James and Cheryl VanLandingham

Mary Turner
Subiaco, AR
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Saturday, October 2, 2021

Liz, I am so sorry to hear this. I enjoyed visiting with you and Tom at the fair. At that time he was doing good and I was so happy to hear that. I am just so saddened to hear this. Hugs and many prayers to you and your family.

Debbra Renfro
Havana, AR
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Saturday, October 2, 2021

Remember… I’m praying for you always. Love you, Debbie

Jason Hall
Ozark, AR
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Saturday, October 2, 2021

He was a great man n he would help anyone with farm equipment. Tom your gnu be missed.

Yvonne Hickman Moffet
Ozark, AR
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Saturday, October 2, 2021

My prayers are with all the family may God comfort your hearts n be with your families.

Coty Roper
Greenwood, AR
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Saturday, October 2, 2021

I am deeply sadden to hear of your loss. Prayers for your family and friends during this time. May God send you peace and understanding as you move forward in this life with out your loved one.

Debbie Rainwater
Branch, AR
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Friday, October 1, 2021

Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Marcus and Debbie Rainwater

Michael Huber
Paris, AR
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Friday, October 1, 2021

So very very sorry. My prayers are with you and may God bless you in every way.

Jim and Lori Pfeiffer
PARIS, AR
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Friday, October 1, 2021

Elizabeth we are so sorry praying for family we held Tom as a good friend .

Charles and Brenda Frederick
Paris, AR
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Friday, October 1, 2021

Sorry for your loss may God comfort you ( Liz) and your family

Marcia Schluterman
Paris, AR
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Friday, October 1, 2021

Liz, Margaret and David, so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Will keep you all in my prayers. May he Rest In Peace.

Bud and Becky Inman
Scranton, AR
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Friday, October 1, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Tom always met us with a smile. God bless you.

Cody Bradley
Paris, AR
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Friday, October 1, 2021

Im so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

Debbie Jackson
Paris, AR
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Friday, October 1, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Ya all have been wonderful neighbors. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you.

Carolyn Young
Paris, AR
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Friday, October 1, 2021

Liz, Katie and Jacob,
Tom was a wonderful person. I am so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you,

Jason Davis
Monte Vista, CO
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Friday, October 1, 2021

Tom was a great man who loved his family. He was never to busy to stop what he was working on to visit. He loved talking about old Case tractors, farming and his family. He and his family will be in our prayers.

Ruthie burkett
Paris, AR
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Friday, October 1, 2021

David & Margaret we are so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Praying God's comfort for you and your family.

Charlie & Shelly Koch
Paris, AR
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Friday, October 1, 2021

So sorry for your loss

Nora langley
Subiaco, AR
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Friday, October 1, 2021

Very kind helpful gentleman. Will be missed

Brenda Knoles
Paris, AR
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Friday, October 1, 2021

Liz and family, so sorry about this. Our hearts and prayers reach out to you.

Ashley Watts
Paris, AR
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Friday, October 1, 2021

Liz, this breaks my heart for you guys. Your family are in my heart and prayers.