Thomas J. MacDermott
Thomas James MacDermott,(Tommy, T Mac, Mackie) was born February 12,1947 and died on July 24,2018 at Asbury Hospice House.
Tommy was born in Plainfield NJ and moved to Hattiesburg in 1951. He attended Hattiesburg schools and graduated from Hattiesburg High School in 1965. He was a member of Demolay in high school and he earned his badges as an Eagle Scout. He then joined the Air Force and was discharged , then attended Pearl River Community College where he graduated and enrolled at the University of Southern Mississippi where he graduated and was a Phi Kappa Tau.
He worked at the Honda Sports Center for two years and then joined his dad as a Claims Adjuster with McCurdie & MacDermott. He was a member and past President of the Mississippi Claims Association. Tommy worked there until he retired in 2013 and returned to the Honda Sports Center. Tommy was a member of First Baptist Church of Glendale where he was a deacon and served on several committees. He was a member and former chief of the North Forrest Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Blanche MacDermott.
He is survived by his wife Mary, his sister Jamie Lou MacDermott Pettway of Davidson, NC, sister in law Helen Canasta Hall of Hattiesburg, brothers in law Robert (Lynn) Hall, John Hall and Bo (Lynn) Hall all of Hattiesburg. Also 6 nieces and nephews: Katherine (Matt) Dillenkoffer, Jamie (Mike) Mills, Brad Pettway, Aaron (Liza) Hall, Hunter (Lakin) Hall, Colton Hall and 6 great nieces and nephews: Chloe McDonald, Oden Dillenkoffer, Blythe Dillenkoffer, Maggie Mills, Fysher Hall, Brooks Hall (due October, 2018).
Visitation will be Sunday, July 29, 2018, at First Baptist Church of Glendale at 2311 Glendale Avenue, Hattiesburg, MS from 1 PM until 3 PM and services will follow at 3 PM. Burial will follow at Providence Baptist Church, 1180 Eatonville Road, Hattiesburg, MS.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to North Forrest Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 1174, Hattiesburg MS 39403