Thomas E. Felty

December 4, 2020

Thomas E. Felty, 74, of Frankfort, died December 4, 2020 at Witham Hospital, Lebanon, Ind.  He was born August 11, 1946 in Frankfort to William & Alice (Taylor) Felty.  He married Thelma Pollett on June 9, 1966 and she preceded him in death in October of 1996.  He then married Jeanne Jones on July 2, 2000 and she survives.

Tom was a 1964 graduate of Frankfort High School and a lifelong Frankfort resident.  In high school he worked at the Frankfort Bakery, making and delivering donuts.  He retired from Prudential Insurance in Frankfort after 25 years, then worked at Wesley Manor in maintenance, he also drove the resident bus and enjoyed playing Santa there.  Tom served in the Indiana National Guard as a medic. He is a member of the First Baptist Church, Men’s Saturday Morning Breakfast Club, and the Frankfort Eagles.  Tom participated in ‘outhouse racing’ at the Trenary Outhouse Classics, was an avid Colts and NASCAR fan, especially enjoyed watching Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart.  He also enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, collecting Coke memorabilia, and traveling.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be Noon-2 p.m. Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at the First Baptist Church, 301 S. Columbia St., Frankfort. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church. Out of respect for the health, safety, and comfort of all in attendance, guests will be expected to adhere to current CDC guidelines regarding appropriate social distancing and the wearing of masks.

Survived by:

Wife: Jeanne Felty of Frankfort, Son: Troy (Stacy) Felty of Frankfort, Step-Daughter: Michelle Craig of Frankfort, Step-Son: Russ Jones of Ohio, Daughter-in-Law: Sonya Kinsler of Lafayette, Brother: Tim (Kelly) Felty of Frankfort, 7 Grandchildren, 2 Great Grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Travis Felty and 3 brothers, Bill, Randle and Don Felty.


Leave your Condolences

41 Condolences for “Thomas E. Felty”

  1. Jack Scheid December 5, 2020 at 12:55 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Tom was a great guy.

  2. Kenny and Sally Mitchell December 5, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    Prayers and hugs so sorry for your loss.

  3. Merie Sharp December 5, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    Bob and I are so sorry to hear this news. Our prayers are with you and your family. Tom always seemed happy and full of life. May God comfort you during this time.

  4. Pete and Pam Randolph December 5, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    Dear Jeanne and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Tom was one of the good guys with a smile and a greeting for everyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love , Pete and Pam

  5. Louise Smith December 5, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    Jeanne and family, my heart is there with you, prayers for all.

  6. Janie & Mom Catherine December 5, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    My mother was one of his Sunday School teachers. Everybody loved Tom. He was a good guy and made a lot of people happy. Praying for the family!

  7. Julie McQuade December 5, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    Jeanne, I am so sorry for your loss.

  8. Carolyn Watson December 5, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    Our sincere condolences for your loss, he will be missed at the campground. Love and Prayers.

  9. Cathy Abston December 5, 2020 at 6:28 pm

    Troy, I want to tell you how sorry I am. I worked with Troy many years at Donaldson. Took many breaks together and have heard a lot of fun stories about his family especially about his dad and all the vacations and fishing they have done together over the years. Keep those close to your heart.

    God Bless you and your family

  10. Debbie McDole December 5, 2020 at 7:36 pm

    Jeanne, your in our prayers. We are very sorry for your loss.

  11. Josie Duckworth December 5, 2020 at 7:44 pm

    Jeanne, my heart is heavy with grief for you and the kids at the loss of this wonderful guy, but I’m happy for Tom knowing that he’s walking the streets of gold with our sweet Jesus! Thinking of you with much Love

  12. Rodney Mounts December 5, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    Will be sadly missed. I had the pleasure of knowing Tom growing up and crossing paths with him at IGA garden center he always had a smile and always shared a laugh. Condolences to Felty family

  13. Maggie Hintz December 5, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    Jeanne I’m sorry for your loss. Troy, I’m sorry for the loss of your dad.

  14. Rebecca Hudspith December 5, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Always a smile and a willing heart. Becky Hudspith and family.

  15. Cindy & Kenny Britt December 5, 2020 at 11:31 pm

    Hugs Aunt Jeanne! Hugs Troy and Stacy! Wish we could be there with you! So sorry!

  16. Sally Stonebraker December 6, 2020 at 12:15 am

    Dearest Jeanne, Russ, Michelle, Nicholas, Caleb, Jacob, the Hibner Family and Tom Felty’s family,
    Our heartfelt sympathies and prayers for God’s support in dealing with the loss of your wonderful “TOM” are being sent by Sally Stonebraker, Sheri & Brandi Meadows & Family. We loved Tom, considered him “Family” and appreciated his help which he gave to our family so willingly during our own difficult times!

  17. Erilda Coleman December 6, 2020 at 12:51 am

    Dearest Jeannie & Family,
    We are so very sorry to hear of Tom’s passing & so unexpected. Lifting you in prayer for God’s peace & comfort. May He give you strength for the days ahead. You are in our thoughts & prayers. God Bless – Ron & Erilda – Foley, AL

  18. Martha Davis December 6, 2020 at 1:26 am

    So sorry for the loss of cousin Tom. A special person to me, I was 9 years old when Tom was born and spent nuclear time carrying him around. He always had a smile even in his worst times of life. He has earned his way into heaven. Wish I could attend his service but too many miles in between. Prayers for the family, Love Martha

  19. Connie Robbins December 6, 2020 at 5:26 am

    I’m so sorry for the loss of a wonderful man.

  20. Lori Criswell December 6, 2020 at 9:15 am

    Jeanne & Family:

    Tom was a joy to work with at Wesley Manor. He was so good to the residents and he always had a smile on his face no matter what kind of day he was having. Always when I asked how he was his reply was always “TERRIFIC”! He will be greatly missed by our residents and his co-workers. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Lori Criswell

  21. John Laccone December 6, 2020 at 9:28 am

    A good Christian man and friend you will be greatly missed. You made it home and finished the race. God bless

  22. Lora Esteb December 6, 2020 at 9:45 am

    Oh Jeanne, my heart is breaking for you. I know God is giving you the comfort you need. Stay strong and know you are loved.

    Lora (McKee) Esteb

  23. Nancy Wittenauer December 6, 2020 at 9:58 am

    We are so sorry to hear about your dad Troy! Love, Uncle Steve and Aunt Nancy

  24. William Thompson December 6, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    I was so shocked to see that Tom had passed, he was a great man and husband. always had a smile and a kind word to say, he will be missed.

  25. Bill Davenport December 6, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    My thoughts and prayers to all in the Felty family. Tom was always a jovial guy whenever I was around him with my cousin Thelma at family gatherings. May all the good memories prevail at this time.

  26. Phyllis Shearer December 6, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    Jeanne, I am so sorry about Tom’s passing. He always seemed to have a big smile for everyone. He was so well liked by the Wesley Manor residents. He was my parent’s Prudential Agent and they so appreciated his kindness while they resided at Wesley Manor.
    Phyllis Adair Shearer

  27. James Hall December 6, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    My cousin and long time childhood playmate. Rest in peace and love Tommy.

  28. Judy and Steve Cunningham December 6, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    Jeanne and Troy and Stacy, we are so sorry to hear about Tom’s passing, it was a surprise to us. We are all very sorry and you are all in our prayers. Jeanne, I sent Tom’s funeral arrangements to Kenny. Sorry we can’t be there in person. Judy Criswell Cunningham

  29. Rosemary Crockett December 6, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    I will miss his big smile. Would ask how are you. He would say I’m terrific. I met Tom from Wesley Manor. I am sorry for your loss.

  30. Ron Best December 7, 2020 at 8:33 am

    Growing up with Donnie I looked up to Tom as a big brother and role model. Sorry he has passed.

  31. Pam Beard El-Dinary December 7, 2020 at 8:38 am

    I knew Tom Felty only in a limited capacity, and yet he had a strong positive impact on my life. He drove me from Wesley Manor to the Indy airport on a few occasions, sometimes on short notice or in rough weather. His many wonderful qualities as a driver–and a human being–made an impression. Tom was dependable, reliable, prompt, accommodating, flexible, cheerful, hospitable, warm and friendly. A few memories stand out for me: There was the time my evening flight was cancelled last-minute after he had dropped me off. Tom turned around and picked me up from the airport to drive me back to Frankfort. Shortly after, he drove me to Indy again in the wee hours to catch an early morning flight. Then there was the time he indulged me in a side trip to Shoup’s to pick up some presents for my daughter’s milestone birthday. There were also the many occasions when Tom spoke high praise of my parents, which warmed my heart every time. I am saddened by Tom’s passing, which is a loss for the community. My deep condolences to all who knew and loved Tom.

  32. Greg Spray December 7, 2020 at 8:39 am

    I always remember Tom as a happy, fun guy! He made me feel so welcome with his outgoing personality every time I returned to Frankfort and saw him…just a great guy! Jeanne, you are a wonderful, kind and loving person. We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. May God comfort you and your family.

    Greg and Phyllis Spray

  33. Annice L. Jones December 7, 2020 at 10:57 am

    Jeanne, I’m so sorry to hear about Tom! He always had such a jolly, happy spirit about him! We will definitely miss him so much. Jon and I will be praying for you and your family for strength during this difficult time. Love you all, Jon and Annice Jones

  34. Kerry Kiphart December 7, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    Tom will be sorely missed by the Wesley Manor community. I often had lunch with him, after the ISO concerts, and I very much enjoyed his tales of outhouse racing. He was always a joy to be around!

  35. Adam Kirby December 7, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    Michelle and Jeanne…I am very sorry to hear about the passing of your step-father/husband. Although I didn’t know Tom, he sounded like a “great” guy, that will be missed tremendously by so many great friends and loving family members. May God comfort you both and your entire family in the coming days, weeks, and months to help you heal. Michelle…I’m here friend, just let me know if you may need anything!

  36. David and Stacy Dickerson December 7, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers and on our hearts.

  37. Cheryl Swank December 8, 2020 at 9:13 am

    Jeanne, so sorry for your loss. Although I will not be able to attend today you and yours are in my thoughts.

  38. Gloria Hite December 8, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    So sorry for your Jeanne. Your in my prayers…

  39. Kathy A Fisher December 8, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    Dear Jeanne,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Tom was a really great guy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  40. Cindy Madden December 9, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    My sympathy to his wife Jeanne, son Troy, brother Tim, and the entire Felty family and relations. I am so sorry and sad. God bless all of you.

  41. Larry and Dianna Snapp December 10, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    To Jeanne and family and Troy and family…We are so very sorry for Tom’s passing. He will be missed by many people. We will forever remember the fun times we shared and are grateful he was a part of our lives. Rest in peace Tom.

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