Thomas E. Whitlow
Thomas E. “Tom” Whitlow, 62, of Shelbyville, passed away May 1, 2017 at Franciscan Health
in Indianapolis. Born November 12, 1954 in Indianapolis to James A. and Vera M. (Lang) Whitlow,
he married Ann (Ping) Whitlow on October 23, 1978 and she survives.
Other survivors include: 2 daughters Amber Smith (husband Tyler) of Greensburg, & Erin Whitlow
of Manilla; brother Terry Whitlow (wife Shirley) of Shelbyville, 3 grandchildren- Gage Branham, Khloe
Branham, & Raegan Smith. He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister Rhonda Tharp.
Mr. Whitlow had lived in this area for most of his lifetime, and graduated from Decatur Central High
School in 1974. He had been employed as a press operator at Pilkington for over 11 years, retiring
in 2002. He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.
Tom enjoyed camping, fishing, woodworking, and spending time with his family and grandchildren.
He also loved his dog “Rascal”.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral
Home, 437 Amos Road, with visitation there on Friday from 11:00 am until the time of service. Rev.
Henry Prather will officiate.
Memorial contributions can be made to: Thomas “Tom” Whitlow Memorial Fund in care of the funeral
While I didn't formally know Mr. Whitlow, I do know his wonderful daughters who are a living legacy and tribute to their father. They have expressed their love for their dad many times, and they were very proud of him. Girls: I would love to hear your stories of your dad...any time. May God bless your families.
I just read that Tom passed. I'm so sorry for your loss. Please let me know if I can help in anyway. I love you.
I very sorry for your loss. I know I enjoyed sitting, eating and laughing with him at Cathy Ping's house for Sunday Suppers. Please know I think of him fondly.
Dear Ann, I am so sad to hear of your loss. May God's peace and comfort be with you and your family today in the near future...hugs my dear.
A great husband & father will be missed, so sorry to receive this information..Tom loved to joke woth me, he was quite the character. You can torment the Angels now Tom.