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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Thomas Leon Doolittle, Sr. Pendleton, SC on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at home. He was preceded in death by his two wives, Dorothy (Fitzgerald) Doolittle, and Trinia (Farmer) Doolittle; as well as his son, Kevin Franks.
Tom was born on January 7, 1941 in Washington, DC and attended Bladensburg High School. He was the son of May Agnes (Leckliter) Doolittle the late Evan Stanley Doolittle, Sr.
He was employed by Giant Food of Maryland for 35 years. Tom was a wonderful friend, husband, brother, and father who cared deeply about everyone in his life. His smile and laugh was infectious and there wasn't a room he would be in that he wouldn't use that great sense of humor so everyone could join in that laughter. Tom's favorite hobbies were gearing up for car shows with "Little Red", Cruises, traveling, Maryland crabs, and The Washington Redskins (yes, I said it;)).
Most of all, he Loved his family! His children were his world, then came his grand and great-grandbabies; who knew him as Grandy. Life changed in wonder as each one arrived. He was cherished by his family and the wonderful lives he helped them live with every moment spent. He will be missed by so many...until we meet again.
Tom is survived by his brother, Evan S Doolittle, Jr.; and sister, Barbara Kelly; his children, Thomas "Tim" Doolittle, Jr. and wife, Karen, Teresa Knight and husband, Mike Knight, Sr., John Doolittle and wife, Shandra, Kenneth Franks, and Scott Franks; grandchildren, Kristen Barneski, Brittany Clegg, Michaela Knight, Michael Knight, Jr., Danielle Armstrong, Thomas Doolittle, III, Dusty Doolittle, Camden Doolittle, Everly Doolittle, Rowan Franks, and Mason Franks; also by great-grandchildren, Olivia Clegg, Levi Clegg, Josie Armstrong, Teddy Armstrong, Everett Barneski, Tommy Doolittle IV, and Alayna Mae.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, January 23, 2022 at Stauffer Funeral Home, 8 East Ridgeville in Mt. Airy, MD.
A celebration of Thomas's life journey will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 24, 2022, at Stauffer Funeral Home in Mt. Airy. Pastor Jack C. Payne will officiate. Burial will be held at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery in Brentwood, MD.
Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at StaufferFuneralHome.com.
Sunday, January 23, 2022
7:00 - 9:00pm (Eastern time)
Monday, January 24, 2022
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