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Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
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THOMAS &Quot;TOM&Quot; JOHN LINDLEY
Thomas "Tom" John Lindley, 58, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly at his home Saturday, July 17, 2021. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 22, at First Assembly of God by the Rev. Rick Gail. A visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home and after 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the church.
Tom was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Aug. 21, 1962, to John and Julia Lindley. He attended and graduated Kennedy High School with the Class of 1981. He then attended PHCC Eastern Iowa, where he graduated top of his class for his apprenticeship.
After graduation, Tom continued to work for Best Plumbing. He had also been employed through Iowa Glass and Merta Concrete. He later went on to receive his masters and journeyman license. Tom also owned and operated his own business for 20 years, TJ Lindley Construction.
On Aug. 10, 1985, Tom married his wife, Teresa Lindley (Warthen).
Tom had a passion for all things construction and plumbing related. He was the first person anyone would call when something went wrong or needed an extra hand. If you knew Tom, you knew he was never just sitting around. Tom always loved to be busy and was always working on something. When Tom wasn't working, he had enjoyed hunting and fishing, although as years went by, he never had much free time to enjoy it. However, when not working, you could find Tom spending time with his family and enjoying an ice-cold Budweiser or Corona.
Most recently, on March 28, 2021, Tom was promoted to being a first-time grandpa, followed by a second grandbaby on March 29, 2021. Tom's biggest joys were those grandbabies, Kennedi Rose Lindley, daughter of Nate and Crystal Lindley, and Kayne River Lindley, son of Jaydon Lindley.
Survivors include his wife, Teresa Lindley (Warthen) of Cedar Rapids; son, Nathan (Crystal) Lindley and granddaughter, Kennedi of Anamosa; son, Thomas Lindley of Coralville; daughter, Jaydon Lindley of Cedar Rapids; and his childhood best friend/brother, Eldon (Sue) Zacek of North Carolina. Also, his mother-in-law and father-in-law, David and Marie Waggoner, Cedar Rapids, and Steve and Shirley Warthen, Marshalltown; his sister-in-law, Rani (Vicente) Javier, Washington, Ill.; stepsisters and brothers, Dawn Jellison, Cedar Rapids, Donna (Dustin) Paulos, Marengo, Debbie Waggoner, Cedar Rapids, Doug Waggoner, Springville, Lisa Murty, Chelsea, Jerry Brown (Diana), Tama, Jesse (Val) Brown, Toledo, and Faith Veld (Dave), LeGrand; several nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and nephews.
Tom was preceded in death by his mother and father, John and Julia Lindley; his uncle, Thomas Long; and maternal and paternal grandparents.
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