Carl Thomas "Tom" Brose of Milton, W.Va., formerly of Ironton, Ohio, left his earthly home, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017.
His battle with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) was over, "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith" 2 Timothy 4:7.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings; and the mother of his children, Helen Jackie Brose.
Tom retired from S&S Beauty Supply, where he won many awards. He was also an avid golfer, president of The Ohio State Left-Handers Association and a lifelong member of the Ironton Country Club. He was also a proud member of Ohio Association of Gideons International.
He leaves behind his wife, Judy, with whom he had 44 wonderful years; his blended family of eight children to mourn his loss, J.B. Caldwell, Carla (Al) Salyers, Carolyn Eastham, Amy (Bil) Neal, with whom he made his home, Connie Brose, Christine (Mario) Drake, Tomi (Craig) Adkins and Joe (Hollie) Brose; his grandchildren, Kevin, Amanda (Mike), Kacy (Dustin), Josh, Michele (Brian), Jaclyn, Anne-Marie (John), Anthony, Daniel, Myriah (Wade), Katie, Owen, Gretchen, Christian and Piper; his great-grandchildren, Kathryn and Maggie; and his fur baby, Buddy.
Tom had his body donated to Marshall Medical School, in hopes of helping to find a cure for MDS.
The family would like to thank his family doctor, Angie Lewis and her husband, Ron. They were much more than his doctor, they were family. They would also like to thank all of the staff of Bellefonte Infusion Lab, Cancer Center of Bellefonte, whom he spent so much time with, American Red Cross and all of the selfless donors who graciously donated blood and Hospice of Huntington for making his final days peaceful.
Tom requested that his service not to be a funeral, but a celebration of life and requested that all who attend to please wear red, white and blue.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sharon Baptist Church in Ironton, Ohio, Hospice of Huntington or The American Red Cross.
Please donate blood in Tom's memory to The American Red Cross.
A Celebration of Life will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, at Sharon Baptist Church in Ironton, Ohio, with Steve Harvey and Cliff Hartley officiating.
Wallace Funeral Home in Barboursville, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Condolences may be sent to timeformemory.com/wallace.
Published on November 9, 2017