Thomas D. Twigg passed away at the The Legacy at Highwoods Preserve assisted living facility in Tampa, Fla., on June 22, 2019 at the age of 87.

Tom was born on Jan. 31, 1932 and was predeceased by his parents Ralph and Gertrude Twigg.

Tom worked at the Ingersoll Rand prior to being drafted into the Army in 1951. Tom was trained as a combat medic then fought in the Korean War where he was awarded a Purple Heart. After separating from the Army in 1952, Tom became a barber and cut hair in the Valley for 30-plus years. He later moved from the Valley and resided in North Carolina, Texas and Florida.

Tom leaves behind his immediate family members: son Scott (Karen) Twigg of Tampa, Fla., son Darren (Adiba) of San Antonio, Texas, and daughter Jill Lucas of Aledo, Texas. His grandchildren include Aaron Twigg of San Diego, Calif., Eric Twigg of Tampa, Fla., Ashley Bubeck (Pat) of Ellicott City, Md., Caleb Twigg and Jack Bush of San Antonio, Texas, Max and Maddox Lucas of Aledo, Texas. His great-grandchildren are Lexington, Brielynn, Sofia and Cameron.

Tom’s quick wit and sense of humor will be missed!

Tom will be buried at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla., at a later date.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Abbey Affordable Cremation and Funeral Services Inc., Largo, Fla.