REEDVILLE—Retired U.S. Navy Captain Thomas O. “Tom” Nutt Jr. of Reedville passed away May 12, 2021, at his home.
Tom was born in Burlington, Iowa, to Thomas O. Nutt Sr and Madelyn Blakeway Nutt. He was the oldest of three, his siblings being Caroline Kunzmann of Albequerque, N.M., and John C. Nutt of Bloomington, Minn.
Tom grew up in the small town of Douds, Iowa, along the Des Moines River. Tom enlisted in the Navy at age 17, and graduated from Northwestern University in 1947.
Tom’s Navy career took him to Charleston, S.C., where he met his future wife, Wynnona Tisdale, they were married in Long Beach, Calif. Tom and Wynnona had four children. Tom’s Navy career included assignments during the Korean and the Vietnam Wars with numerous ship commands, retiring in 1974.
Tom and Wynnona lived in Long Beach and Alameda, Calif., Charleston, Burlington, Iowa, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Yokosuka, Japan, Fairfax, Broad Run, Catlett, and Reedville.
Tom was a member of the Masonic lodge for over 70 years.
Tom is predeceased by his wife, Wynnona; and daughter, Lynne-Rose. He is survived by his sons, Tom III (Kathy), Ted (Gail) and Fred; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held noon Sunday, May 23, at Bethany United Methodist Church, Reedville. Following the service, Tom will be interred next to his devoted wife at the Roseland Cemetery in Reedville. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Currie Funeral Home LLC of Kilmarnock handled the arrangements.