Tom worked as a salesman, taking great pride in being honest. His passion was people, and he loved to make them laugh. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in the U.S. Army, and was a member of the 40/8 VFW. He was also a Mason, and belonged to the Moose and Eagles Lodges. Tom enjoyed going to the casino where he could be around people, and his past times included golf, bowling, hunting, and dancing with his wife.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Patricia; parents, Byron and Thelma Sproul; and 2 brothers, Dick and Bob. Surviving are: daughter, Debra (Mike) Cochran of Jefferson City, TN, Jim (Vicki) Sproul of Lansing, and David (Robin) Sproul of Lansing; 8 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 2011, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with Rev. Bill Miller officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House of Mid-Michigan in memory of Thomas Sproul.