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  • ID: I1
  • Name: Max Howry TOMEY
  • Given Name: Max Howry
  • Surname: Tomey
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: E180102A6C0AD811BD620005D80550125DE9
  • _FSFTID: KWR6-RVX
  • Change Date: 5 APR 2014
  • Note:

    Max Howry Tomey was born June 18, 1920 in Lancaster, Schuyler County, Missouri the third child of Paul Austin and Minnie Estella (Whitacre) Tomey. His middle name is derived from his paternal grandmother, Elizabeth (Howry) Tomey.

    During his adolescent years he attended schools in Missouri and Iowa, graduating from Ottumwa High School in Ottumwa, Iowa. Following high school he attended tech school in Ottumwa and then enlisted in the United States Navy. His Navy career found him serving in various areas; his most cherished time serving upon the "USS North Carolina", now docked in Wilmington, North Carolina. During this time he was joined in marriage to Arlene Lingle of Ottumwa. The couple had one son, Michael Eugene Tomey who now resides in Ottumwa. The couple later divorced.

    Upon completing three years with the Navy, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. This enlistment would become 23 total years of military service and dedication to the country that he loved so much. His career would carry him many places and would earn him many awards and praises from all whom had the opportunity to work with "Sgt. Tomey".

    In 1949, while stationed in California, he met and fell in love with Thelma Laverne (Hall) Thompson and her two sons from a previous marriage, William (Bill) Thomas Thompson Jr. and Darryl Renee Thompson. Soon after their marriage they were transferred to Lackland Air Force Base, Texas where their first daughter, Paula Annette (Allen), was born in 1950. Four years later, in 1954, while stationed at Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, Illinois, they were blessed with another daughter, Lisa Joy (Davis). In 1957 the family relocated overseas to Wiesbaden Germany where they welcomed another son, Max Allen. "Little Max", as he was affectionately called, only lived about four weeks and was called Home on Jan. 22, 1958. He is buried in Burlington, Iowa at Memorial Park Cemetery, near his paternal grandparents. On Sept 9, 1959, after the family was transferred to Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, another son, Jeffrey Keith was born.

    Following tours in California, Texas, Illinois, Germany and Ohio the family was transferred one last time to Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, where then "CMSGT Tomey" retired from the military with a total of 23 years active service.

    During his outstanding military career he served mostly in the field of airman assignments. His scrapbook of memories includes many letters of congratulations on his excellent untiring service and continual dedication to his service and country. A few of the stories follow.

    In 1952, while stationed at Parks Air Force Base, Calif., following his suggestion as to how the military could cut 14 1/2 minutes in counseling time for processing each airman, thus saving an average of $8,200 a year to his command, his commander Major Sherman L. Elliott, Jr. writes:

    "It is a pleasure for me to forward this letter of appreciation to a non-commissioned officer who has indicated through methods of this sort that he is willing to sacrifice personal self in order to attain more effective results in his work. Having this information brought to my attention indicates to me that you constantly manifest a sincere and eager desire to better fulfill your duties and responsibilities. Therefore, as a result of such action and such savings to the service, it is without hesitation or equivocation that I would recommend you for any duty assignment with the candid opinion that you would always conduct yourself in such a manner as to reflect, not only upon your station, but your superiors and your uniform as well."

    Then in July of 1953, Major General Harlan C. Parks, Commander of the 3275th Military Training Wing at Parks A.F.B. writes:

    "I wish to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for the interest and initiative shown by you in submitting your idea to complexities of the Airman Career Program.

    You interest and participation in the Air Force Awards Program is appreciated and it is hoped that you will continue to submit your constructive ideas."

    Sgt. Tomey went on to perform in the military service in a superior manner thus earning him several letters of appreciation from various commanders for which he worked. His most cherished accomplishment was when he received the Legion of Merit for "his outstanding performance while assigned to the military personal division of AF Logistics Command H.q., Wright- Patterson AFB, Ohio, February 1, 1958 to July 30, 1963." (photo caption, Air Force Times, 1963)

    The related article states:

    "The only airman to receive the Air Force Legion of Merit this year is Chief M/Sgt. Max H. Tomey who won it for outstanding performance while assigned to the military personal division of Air Force Logistics Command headquarters. The 250 other Legion of Merit winners this year are officers.

    Tomey was presented the medal at the new USAF Military Personal Center at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, where he is now stationed.

    He was cited for excellent performance while chief of the airman's assignment section from February 1958 to last July.

    Shortly after arriving in 1958 Tomey was awarded one of the first of then new Air Force Commendation Medals for his activities with Headquarters Air Material Force, European area from 1955 to 1958.

    During his military career some of Sgt. Tomey's citations and accommodations include:
    ĚThe Air Force Commendation Ribbon for service from 1955 to 1958
    ĚThe Air Force Commendation Medal (First Oak Leaf Cluster) for service from 1963 to 1964
    ĚThe Legion of Merit for service from 1958 to 1963"

    Now, in 2007, at 86, a favorite pastime of Sgt. Tomey or as we affectionately call him, ?Dad?, is to share with all who visit of his many military experiences. But, the most important thing to him is his family. He never ceases to talk fondly about his family which includes seven children, ten grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren - plus many nieces and nephews who remember him fondly as Uncle Max.

    Paula A. Tomey-Allen 2007
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    http://www.newsargus.com/obituaries/archives/2007/02/26/max_h_tomey/index.shtml
    http://www.dailydem.com/articles/2007/02/26/obits/obits4.txt
    GOLDSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA ?
    Max Howry Tomey, 86, of Smithfield , North Carolina passed away Sunday, February 25, 2007 at the Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro after a courageous battle with cancer.
    Max was born June 18, 1920 in Lancaster, Schuyler County, Missouri the third child of Paul Austin and Minnie Estella (Whitacre) Tomey.
    During his adolescent years he attended schools in Missouri and Iowa , graduating from Ottumwa High School in Ottumwa , Iowa. Following high school he attended tech school in Ottumwa and then enlisted in the United States Navy. His Navy career found him serving in various areas; his most cherished time serving upon the "USS North Carolina", now docked in Wilmington , North Carolina . During this time he was joined in marriage to Arlene Lingle of Ottumwa. The couple had one son, Michael Eugene Tomey who now resides in Ottumwa . The couple later divorced.
    Upon completing three years with the Navy, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. This enlistment would become 23 total years of military service and dedication to the country that he loved so much.
    In 1949, while stationed in California , he met and fell in love with Thelma Laverne (Hall) Thompson and her two sons from a previous marriage, William (Bill) Thomas Thompson Jr. and Darryl Renee Thompson. Soon after their marriage in Reno , Nevada they were transferred to Lackland Air Force Base, Texas where their first daughter, Paula Annette (Allen), was born. Four years later, while stationed at Chanute AFB in Rantoul , Illinois , they were blessed with another daughter, Lisa Joy ( Davis ). In 1957, the family relocated overseas to Wiesbaden Germany where they welcomed another son, Max Allen. In 1959, after the family was transferred to Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio , another son, Jeffrey Keith was born.
    Following Thelma?s death in 1988, Max moved to Goldsboro where he met and married Clara (Daughtry) Best of Smithfield, North Carolina.
    On October 2, 2005, at 85, he was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Smithfield . He had a deep love for the Savior and was an instrument in His hands as he humbly went about doing good where he saw the need, building many wonderful gifts of love from his workshop.
    Max?s favorite pastime or as we affectionately call him, ?Dad?, was to share with all who visited of his many military experiences. But, the most important thing to him was his family. He never ceased to talk fondly about his family.
    Max was preceded in death by his second wife, Thelma (Hall) Tomey, two sons, Max and Jeffrey Tomey, his parents, one sister Pauline (Ed) Scott, four brothers, Jack (Donna) Tomey, Gene (Jeanne and Norma) Tomey, Rex (Joyce and Helen) Tomey and Bill (?Bobbie?) Tomey;
    Survivors include his wife, Clara, children, Michael Tomey of Ottumwa, William ?Bill? Thompson (Gayle) of Goldsboro, Darryl Thompson (Gen) of Ft. Madison, Iowa, Paula Allen of Council Bluffs, Iowa and Lisa (Tony) Davis of Council Bluffs, step-son Steve (Janie) Best of Smithfield and step-daughter-in-law Wincer ?Pete? (Howard) Best of Smithfield, ten grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren ? plus many nieces and nephews who remember him fondly as ?Uncle Max?.

    (For local NC papers)
    Memorial services will be held at 7pm, Tuesday, February 27, 2007 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 303 Canterbury Road in Smithfield, followed by a graveside service prior to the burial of the cremains in Keokuk National Cemetery, Keokuk, Iowa.

    (For Iowa papers)
    Memorial services will be held at 2pm Saturday, March 3, 2007 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Nauvoo , Illinois , followed by a graveside service prior to the burial of the cremains in Keokuk National Cemetery , Keokuk Iowa.

    In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, Director of Community Development, - 3HC -, 2402 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, NC 27534.

    Seymour Funeral Home in Goldsboro is in charge of the final arrangements. There will be no viewing or family visitation. Condolences for the family may be sent to Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Inc. 1300 Wayne Memorial Drive Goldsboro , NC 27534 or seymourfuneralhome.com

    Note: Dad's cremains were "lost in the mail". After a tracking with the US Postal Service he was found in Charlotte, NC. They were finally buried in Keokuk on March 9, 2007. Thus the reason for the long period between death and burial. The man who was never late to anything, matter of fact always early, was late to his own funeral!
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    Social Security Number: 478-12-4940
    The state listed in the birth locality field is where the Social Security Number was issued: Iowa
    The zip code listed in the death locality field is the last place of residence.
    Death Residence Localities
    ZIP Code: 27577
    Smithfield, Johnston, North Carolina
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    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSmcid=46574175&GRid=18267288&
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    U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 about Max Tomey
    Name: Max Tomey
    Gender: Male
    Birth Date: 18 Jun 1920
    Death Date: 25 Feb 2007
    Branch 1: NAVY
    Enlistment Date 1: 12 Jun 1939
    Release Date 1: 5 Oct 1945
    Branch 2: AF
    Enlistment Date 2: 28 Apr 1948
    Release Date 2: 31 Oct 1964
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  • Birth: 18 JUN 1920 in Lancaster, Schuyler, Missouri, United States 3
  • Census: 1 JAN 1925 Boone, Boone, Iowa, United States
  • Note:
    Iowa State Census Collection, 1 Jan 1925
    Name: Paul Tomey
    Birth Year: abt 1893
    Birth Place: Iowa
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Marital Status: Married
    Census Date: 1 Jan 1925
    Residence state: Iowa
    Residence County: Boone
    Locality: Boone Ward 1
    Relation to Head: Husband
    Mother: Bettie Howry
    Mother's Birth Year: abt 1856
    Mother's Birthplace: Missouri
    Father: Jno Tomey
    Father's Birth Year: abt 1851
    Father's Birthplace: Indiana
    Marriage Place: Missouri
    Spouse Name: Minnie Tomey
    Roll: IA1925_1612
    Line: 5
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Paul Tomey 32
    Minnie Tomey 28
    Pauline Tomey 8
    Jack Tomey 6
    Max Tomey 4
    Eugene Tomey 1
    Rex Tomey 21
    Vernon Whitaker 21
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  • Census: 10 APR 1930 Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States 5
  • Event: US Navy Enlistment Date Military Service 12 JUN 1939 6
  • Event: W/Arlene USN Resides 709 N Wapello City Directory 1945 Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States 7
  • Event: US Navy Release Date Military Service 5 OCT 1945 6
  • Event: Toomey, W/Arlene V, agent Met Life, Householder 619 Grant City Directory 1947 Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States 7
  • Event: US Air Force Enlistment Date Military Service 28 APR 1948 6
  • Event: US Air Force Release Date Military Service 31 OCT 1964 6
  • Death: of Bladder Cancer 25 FEB 2007 in Goldsboro, Wayne, North Carolina, United States 3
  • Event: Social Security 25 FEB 2007 Smithfield, Johnston, North Carolina, United States 2
  • Burial: 5 MAR 2007 Cremated - National Cemetery, Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, United States 8



    Father: Paul Austin TOMEY b: 16 FEB 1893 in Bloomfield, Davis, Iowa, United States c: AFT 16 FEB 1893 in , Davis, Iowa, United States
    Mother: Minnie Estella WHITACRE b: 1 MAR 1896 in Lancaster, Schuyler, Missouri, United States

    Marriage 1 Virginia Arlene LINGLE b: 7 NOV 1921 in , , Iowa, United States
    • Married: BEF 1944 in Kansas City, , Kansas, United States 9
    • Divorced: ABT 1949 3
    Children
    1. Has Children Michael Eugene TOMEY b: 19 DEC 1944 in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States

    Marriage 2 Thelma Laverne HALL b: 20 JAN 1923 in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States c: ABT 1930 in St. Leo's Catholic Church, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
    • Married: 12 NOV 1949 in Reno, Washor, Nevada, United States 10
    Children
    1. Has Children Living TOMEY
    2. Has Children Living TOMEY
    3. Has No Children Max Allen TOMEY b: 18 DEC 1957 in Wiesbaden, Germany
    4. Has No Children Jeffrey Keith TOMEY b: 9 SEP 1959 in Dayton, Greene, Ohio, United States

    Marriage 3 Clara Virginia DAUGHTRY b: 14 SEP 1929 in , Johnston, North Carolina, United States
    • Married: 11 NOV 1989 in , , South Carolina, United States 11

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, *International Genealogical Index (R)
      Title: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, *International Genealogical Index (R)
      Repository:
        Name: Family History Library
        Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA
    2. Abbrev: *U.S. Social Security Death Index
      Title: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, *U.S. Social Security Death Index
      Repository:
        Name: Family History Library
        Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA
    3. Abbrev: Family Member
      Title: Family Member
    4. Abbrev: 1925 Iowa Census
      Title: 1925 Iowa Census
    5. Abbrev: 1930 Census Quincy, Adams, Illinois
      Title: 1930 Census Quincy, Adams, Illinois
    6. Abbrev: U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File
      Title: U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File
    7. Abbrev: City Directory, Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa
      Title: City Directory, Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa
    8. Abbrev: *FindAGrave.com
      Title: *FindAGrave.com
      (http://www.findagrave.com)
    9. Abbrev: Divorce Petition
      Title: Divorce Petition
    10. Abbrev: Marriage License
      Title: Marriage License
    11. Abbrev: *Marriage Record
      Title: Marriage Record

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