In memory of Thomas Jefferson Jameson Jr. March 15, 1933 to March 13, 2018.
Tom passed away in his sleep of natural causes on Tuesday March 13th 2018.
Born and raised in LaPlata Maryland he married Elizabeth “Betty” Stern in 1956 and migrated to Butler PA where he and Betty raised their two sons, Thomas Jefferson Jameson III and Keith Patrick Jameson.
Tom was the General Manager of Keystone Electric in Butler and an active member of the Protective and Benevolent Order of the Elks(PBOE) where he became the Exalted Rule of the Butler Lodge. After the passing of his beloved Betty in 1984, Tom married Mary Lou Green in 1987 and eventually moved to Isle of Capri and then Cape Coral in Southwest Florida where he and Mary Lou made their home.
Mr. Jameson was preceded in death by first wife Betty (1984), Second wife Mary Lou (2016), and his sister Margaret “Peggy” Posey Stone (2017).
Tom is survived by his sister, Mary Ida Pallotta of Sterling VA., brother and sister-in law Dr. Charles William (Bill) & Barbara Jameson of Cape Coral, FL, his two sons Jeff and his wife, Gayle Stirling & Keith all of Scottsdale AZ, and step-children Luann Kulkin, Joy Bruce and Alan Green and 2 grandchildren (Bradley and Bethany Jameson) and 2 great-grandchildren (June & Charles Jameson).
He never lost his southern roots and was always known for his Southern Hospitality where ever he would be.
Tom’s life is best summed up by son Jeff in the following tribute given to Tom “Oh! I’m turning into my father! If that means adopting timeless ideas like faithful friendship, leadership, common sense – country sense, respect of family and strong work ethic, then I’ll take that label. If that means passing on the joys of fishin’, right smart fittin’ food, appreciation of a good party and a good laugh, a cold beer and Southern hospitality, I’ll take it. If that means good genes, long life lines, a strong constitution and the great Jameson heritage of telling lies and solving the world’s problems – give me more. And, if it means my kids will someday say they’re turning into their Dear Ol’ Dad – and that’s a good thing – then I’ll know I did my job. Thanks for helping make me who I am.”
A private family memorial service is being planned for later this spring. The family is asking for memorial donations to be made to Hope Hospice.