Tommy Joe Brant

September 23, 2012

Tom J. Brant 74, of Frankfort, IN, died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, September 23, 2012 at St. Vincent Hospice, Indianapolis, IN. Born May 23, 1938 in Boyleston, IN, to Bernard B. Brant & Ella M. (Yeary) Brant Robertson. He married Marlene Hutchison on April 14, 1962 in Wanamaker, IN and she survives. Mr. Brant was a 1957 graduate of Michigantown High School. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served from 1957 – 1961 in Guam and the South China Seas. He retired from Diamond Chain in Indianapolis, worked for the Frankfort Fire Department from 1968-1976, was past Frankfort Park Superintendent from 2000-2003 and worked part time at Rural King for the past 2 ½ years. Mr. Brant was a member of the Antioch Church and served as trustee for several years, member of the American Legion, Clinton Lodge F & AM #54, Clinton County Antique Machinery Club, Paul Phillippe Resource Center and was very active with the Clinton County Special Olympics.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, September 27, 2012 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 26th from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Antioch Church Building Fund or the Paul Phillippe Resource Center.

Survived by:

Wife: Marlene Brant of Frankfort Daughter: Christina Bolen of Frankfort Son: David (Tammy) Brant of Selma, IN Sister: Janet Dixon Fairfield (Husband Norman) of Frankfort Step Sister: Vivian Hodgen of West Lafayette Step Brother: Walter Calvin (Peggy) Carr of Frankfort 4 Grandchildren: Tanner and Caira Bolen and Drew & Nathan Brant Several aunts, nieces and nephews also survive.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by a grandson Jarrett Bolen in 1994, his parents and step mother, Sophia Brant.


25 Condolences for “Tommy Joe Brant”

  1. Pat Newton September 24, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Tom and I grew up in Boyleston and were 1957 MHS classmates. He was the “cornerstone” of our class as he was always contacting classmates and keeping us up to date on addresses etc. He was a good Christian man and was always trying to help his fellowman. Our condolences to Marlene and his family. He will be missed by many people.

  2. Garry Stone September 24, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Tom was our Chaplin for the USS Stoddard (DD-566)in which he was committed to all who served aboard our ship and was always there like a true brother.
    Tom and Marlene, always stepping up to the front when called upon to help with the chores of our alumni and volunteering their time and effort. Like I said he was a true brother and he will be missed like a brother, Chaplin, Friend and Shipmate. There will be a vacant spot in my heart until we meet again my Friend.
    Garry Stone

  3. Darlene McCain Collins September 24, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    I am so sorry to learn of Tom’s death. He was an enthusiastic go-getter and you could count on him to be there for you in any circumstance. I, too, graduated with Tom in the MHS Class of 1957 and have many fond memories of him. I last worked with him on the 2007 alumni committee when we were the honor class, and he took on more than his fair share of the work to be done because he had ties with so many people. Tom will be missed by many.

  4. Linda Hiltabrand September 24, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Marlene & family,
    Please accept my sincerest condolences. My thoughts are with you.

  5. Beverly Brewer September 25, 2012 at 6:52 am

    The community has lost one of the best smiles around! Tom will be missed by so many; my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. I know he is reunited with his precious grandson and showering him with love.

  6. Paula Perkins September 25, 2012 at 7:47 am

    My condolences to Marlene and the family. I knew Tom and Marlene when we all went to the First Baptist Church. I remember him as being very nice to everyone and very dedicated to the church.

  7. Paul & Paula Riley September 25, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Our condolences and prayers are with Marlene and family. Tom was a good man and will be missed by many.

  8. Randy McMartin September 25, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Our thoughts and prayers will be with you in this time of sorrow. So sorry to hear of your loss.

  9. Rob Robbins September 25, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Dave, So sorry to hear about your dad. Our prayers are with you.

  10. Kenny Wright September 25, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Tom and I were good friends for many years. We worked together at the Frankfort Fire Department. I am so saddened at his passing. He was a very cheerful and caring person. He will be missed by all who knew him, especially his family. My thoughts and prayers are with Marlene and his family at this difficult time.

  11. Pat & Bill Stoops September 25, 2012 at 11:15 am

    We were sorry to learn of Tom’s passing. Our prayers are with Marlene and the family.

  12. Bob Martin September 25, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    I am thinking of you and send my condolences to you and your family at the passing of Tom. I only knew OF him, didn’t really know him personally, but it sounds as if he was a giving and caring guy. My wife Sandy joins me in offering our sympathies.

  13. Phil & Marilyn Rich September 25, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Our thoughts & prayers are with you. We will miss his friendly smile and his thoughtfulness.

  14. Tony Gerstner September 25, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Dave, I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your father, thoughts and prayers to you and your entire family through this difficult time! We will be thinking about you!

  15. Phil & Marilyn Rich September 25, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    We will miss his kindness and always smiling face. Our thoughts & prayers are with Marlene and the entire family.

  16. Deanna Crum Hanson September 26, 2012 at 12:51 am

    Marlene, so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  17. Darin Briar September 26, 2012 at 5:52 am

    Dave, Sorry about your Dad. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  18. Von & Barbara Ellis September 26, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Dave, Tammy, Drew & Nathan,
    Your family remains in our thoughts and prayers during this time and in the days to come. Praying that the Lord will be holding all of you especially close and provide peace & comfort for your family.
    With heartfelt sympathy,
    Von, Barbara, Blake & Brandon

  19. Phil & Marilyn Rich September 26, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Marlene and the family. We will miss his warm smile and friendly greetings.

  20. John and Lois Rice September 26, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    We are so sad to hear of Tom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Marlene and your family.

  21. Pat & Bob Mills September 27, 2012 at 8:45 am

    We met Tom through Smiles Unlimited Clown Ministry and his Smiles were truly Unlimited for everyone. Rest in Peace, Tom. (aka Sidetrack and Humdinger)

  22. Peggi and LaVerne Wilson September 27, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Marlene and family,
    We were so sorry to learn about Tom’s passing. Our sincerest sympathy and our prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  23. Mike Brackett September 27, 2012 at 10:04 am

    I never met Tom Brant; but i certainly knew who he was. He was a true christian; he — like our Savior — went about doing good.

  24. John & Carlene Rauh September 28, 2012 at 10:01 am

    So sorry for your loss. We miss you and Tommy. The group remembered Tommy at our memorial service yesterday. Wanted to let you know we were with you in spirit.
    John and Carlene

  25. Bobbie Gerbrecht Grayson September 30, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Dear Marlene,
    I am saddened to hear of Tom’s passing. You and your family have my deepest sympathy. I know there are lonely and difficult days ahead of you, and you will remain in my prayers. The journey forward is one of faith, and reliance on family and friends. May many fond memories
    of times together and your faith in the Lord help to sustain you in the days and weeks to come.
    Bobbie Gerbrecht Grayson

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