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Thomas Suddith McCool, 67, of Benton passed away on Sept. 11, at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant.
Thomas was born Nov. 12, 1944, in Grapevine. He was passionate about life and enjoyed hunting, fishing, Civil War reenactments, playing music of all kinds on the piano, banjo and his favorite instrument, the mountain dulcimer. His favorite song to play was "Sweet Hour of Prayer."
He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and liked watching old television series like "The Cisco Kid."
Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Buddy McCool and Merle Henslee Suddith McCool; and a brother, Ebert McCool.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Mayfield of Benton; a son, Paul Mayfield of Sheridan and his fiancĂ©e, Rose;Â a special cousin and close friend, Sarah Kay Crosswhite of Sheridan; and a nephew,Wayne McCool of Florida, as well as many other family members and friends, all who will miss him dearly.
Friends and family are invited to share in a celebration of Thomas' life at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, at Peaceful Haven Funeral Home Chapel in Benton.
Online guest book: www.peacefulhavenfuneralhome.com.