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Thomas McGinnis, 54, passed away at his home on January 3, 2020 surrounded by his family after a long battle with prostate cancer.

Tommy was born September 4, 1965 in Des Moines. He graduated from Carlisle High School. Tommy served in the United States Army as a combat engineer with the 101st Airborne. He was a stay at home dad. Tommy enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing, and anything he could do outdoors. He was an avid Iowa Hawkeye and Green Bay Packer fan. Most of all, Tommy loved being an adoring husband, a fun and loving father, and being the world’s greatest Papa.

Tommy is survived by his wife, Candy; daughter, Paula; son, David; mother, Susan Highland; step-dad, John Highland; father, James McGinnis; brothers, Jimmy, Garrett, Bump, and Robbie; sister, Jenny; numerous “moms, dads, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.”

He was preceded in death by best friend, Billy Durham.

Visitation will be held Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Hamilton’s Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th Street. Thomas will be laid to rest on Friday, January 17th at 11:00 a.m. at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.

Service Details

Visitation:
Thursday, January 16, 2020
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa
Service:
Friday, January 17, 2020
11:00 am
Graveside Service
Iowa Veterans Cemetery
Van Meter, Iowa
Disposition:
Iowa Veterans Cemetery
Van Meter, Iowa
Arrangements:
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
(515) 285-3911

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