Thomas E. Sledge, 92, of Mt. Vernon, passed away at 6:15 p.m. Friday, July 16, 2021, at Green Tree in Mt. Vernon.
He was born December 22, 1928, in Mt. Vernon, the son of David and Mabelle (Mulch) Sledge. On June 18, 2003, he married Barbara (Howington) Breeden, and she survives.
He served two enlistments in the United States Army, and was a lifetime member of the VFW Post #1376 in Mt. Vernon, American Legion Post #141 of Mt. Vernon, and the AMVETS of Mt. Vernon.
In addition to his wife, Barbara Breeden-Sledge; he is survived by Barbara’s daughter, Jacqueline Ellis and husband David; her granddaughter, Alicia Yaeger and husband Michael; and her great-grandson, Seth Yaeger.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Thelma Gaylord.
Funeral Services for Mr. Sledge will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix, with Van Simons officiating. Burial will follow at Harmony Cemetery, with graveside military rites conducted by American Legion Post #141 of
Mt. Vernon. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of service, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Harmony Cemetery, and will be accepted at the service, or by mail to the Osborn Funeral Home, P.O. Box 130, Dix, Illinois 62830. Online condolences may be made at www.osbornfuneral.com or on the Osborn Funeral Home Facebook page.