Thomas  Duckworth


Thomas "Thom" Duckworth, 53, of Chicago and Danville, Ill., passed this life at 1:10 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2019.
He was born in Danville on November 30, 1965, to Charlie and Barbara (Hutcherson) Duckworth.
Thom graduated from Champaign Central High School where he lettered in football. After high school, he joined the U.S. Air Force. Thom later moved to Chicago to pursue a business career. He continued to be very active in sports as an adult and loved spending time with his family and friends.
Thom leaves to cherish his memory, his father Charlie Duckworth of Danville; a brother, Chuckee Shepard of Danville; two sisters, Terry Matchem of Springfield and Peggy Duckworth of Naperville; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends, including his long-time friend from childhood, Bill Lynch.
Thom was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Duckworth; a sister, Tonya Shepard; and a brother, Anthony Duckworth.
A Homegoing Celebration will commence at noon Saturday June 15, at New Jerusalem Church, 1033 N. Walnut St., Danville. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. until the time of service. Officiating will be Pastor Bobby R. Keys Sr. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 17, at Danville National Cemetery.
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