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Thomas Millington

Thomas Brant Millington (Tom), 76, of Decatur passed away on Sunday, February 6, 2022. Tom was born on July 7, 1945, in Decatur, the son of Robert H. & Genevieve F. (Shumard) Millington.


Tom was a 1965 graduate of Lakeview High School.  Tom enlisted in the US Army Ordnance Corps. in 1965 and served until 1968, he served in Korea and Vietnam from 1966 to 1967.  While in Vietnam Tom earned two battle stars, and was widely known as “the skinny spec 4 of South East Asia..”   He owned and operated, Tom’s Gun Shop in Decatur..  Tom was a life member of the American Ordnance Association, a 3rd degree Mason, and a life member in the Macon 8 Masonic Lodge of Decatur.


He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Robert Millington and sister, Beth Berry.  He is survived by his brother, Michael Millington.


A graveside memorial will be held for Tom at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at Macon County Memorial Park, Decatur, IL with Matt Reed officiating and Military Honors following.  The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, IL with arrangements.


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