Age 65, of Punta Gorda, Florida, formerly of Jackson, passed away February 8, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Gale A. (Florit) Halsey; son, William James ‘BJ’ Halsey and his wife Dana; two grandchildren, Zachary and Jace Halsey; his mother, Betty E. (Hayden) Halsey; two brothers, David L. (Natalie) Halsey, MD and Brian M. (Bonita) Halsey; one aunt, Carol Schaffner; several nieces, nephews and cousins and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard L. Halsey. Tom enjoyed music and was a keyboard player in several bands; enjoyed sports, especially playing tennis with his son BJ and was an avid University of Michigan Football fan. He was a graduate of Jackson High School Class of 1971, earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Central Michigan University, worked many years for the Muscular Dystrophy Association around the country, then moved to Florida, where he retired from the Social Services Department of the State of Florida. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service to celebrate his life will be held at the First United Methodist Church (275 West Michigan Ave., Jackson) on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 2 pm with Rev. Ed Ross officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 pm until service time. Contributions in his memory are directed to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (501 St Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105) or the charity of your choice.
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