Thomas “Tom” J. Macias, 54, of Wood River, passed away unexpectedly at 11:26 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, at Alton Memorial Hospital.
He was born on May 30, 1961, in Wood River, the son of Andrew Martinez and Carmen Josephine (Savala) Macias.
He married Michelle K. McGarrah.
Tom was a truck driver with the Teamsters Local No. 688 and retired from Dolly Madison. He was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church in Wood River. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Wood River Council No. 2944. He was a 3rd Degree Knight. He held various positions of increasing responsibility, including Grand Knight. He enjoyed bowling and had one 300 game, horseshoes, darts, washer tournaments, dancing, taking the lead of the Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive and most of all he loved being around people.
In addition to his wife, Michelle, he is survived by a son, Eric S. Macias of Wood River; a brother and sister-in-law, Andy and Therese Macias of Jerseyville; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Teresa and Matt King of East Alton; sister-in-law, Patricia Hosfelt of Highland; and his significant other, Joyce E. Miller of Wood River. He so loved his many nieces and nephews, Carol Schroeder and her family Masen, Miranda, Morgen, Madison, Meredith, Maria, Mitchell and Myles Schroeder, Brenda (Brian) Allen and family, Kyla and Isabel Allen, Kevin (Jenny) Macias and family, Jack, Drew and Alex Macias, Stephanie (Jason) Hemann, Stacie (Marvin) Richter and family, Jordan and Brandon Richter, Jim Macias and his son, Jacob, and Jessica (Alex) Slow and family, Jaelyn and Nicholas Slow.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Stephen A. Macias.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, at Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto.
Visitation will continue from 9:30 a.m. until a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville with Father William Hembrow as celebrant.
Burial will follow at St. Francis Cemetery in Jerseyville.
Memorials may be made to the funeral home for funeral expenses.
Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.