Salt Lake City, Utah -

Thomas Wayne Childs (Tom, Tommy, T.C.) our beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather and Friend peacefully passed away with his family by his side on October 27, 2022, at the age of 79. Tom was born October 6, 1943, to Ned and Elma Childs, he was the 3rd out of 6 children. He married the love of his life Linda Mary McLeod Childs on June 28, 1974.

Tom graduated from Tooele High School in 1962 then started working at the Tooele Army Depot and respectfully retired as a chemical inspector. Tom enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping any chance he got. He loved having family and friend gatherings anytime he could have his loved ones together. He was extremely athletic in playing baseball and golf but, his greatest passion was bowling that he started in 1960 as a pin boy at the Tooele Bowling Center.

For 62 years of Toms bowling career, he joined the American Bowling Congress (ABC) in 1961, bowled in as much as 8 leagues in a year, he was Salt Lake City’s Bowling Association Champion in 1965, in 1979 he was Elected to the Utah State Bowling (USBC) Association Board of Directors and later became Manager of the USBC Association until he ended his term in 2018, he bowled many 300 games including being the first ever to bowl a 300 game in Tooele County, worked with the junior bowling programs at city and state levels for 31 years helping teach many young bowlers the fundamentals of the game, traveled to different cities and states to bowl in many tournaments, he was inducted into the Utah State Men’s Bowling Hall of fame in 2005 and inducted into the Salt Lake City Hall of Fame in 2012.

Tom was kind and generous, with a goofy personality who loved to joke with everyone. he was an inspiration, a blessing and made a big impact in many communities and to so many peoples lives, especially his family. He was so loved and will be missed by many.

He is survived by his wife Linda Childs, daughters Michelle (from a previous marriage), Necol (Josh), Denise, Julie (Anthony), Tammy (Taylor), 19 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and his brother, Richard. Greeting him in heaven are his parents, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, a grandson, and one of his besties, “Butchy".

There will be a Memorial/Celebration of Life on November 19, 2022, 12:00PM-4:00 PM @ Bonwood Bowl, 2500 So. Main St. South Salt Lake, Utah 84115.

Services

Celebration of Life

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Bonwood Bowl
2500 South Main Street
South Salt Lake, UT 84115

Services Handled By

Affordable Funerals & Cremations - Salt Lake City
4387 South 500 West
Murray, UT

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Post Date

Oct 31, 2022

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79
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Guestbook

Tom was a great guy who always treated me and the NUUSBCA with kindness and respect. Always ready to lend a hand or answer my questions. I miss you Tom.

Jerry Cross

Jerry Cross , Clinton, UT, US Nov 19, 2022

Sweet Linda. We just found out about Tom's passing and are heartsick. We love you both, as well as your "house wrecking" crew. We have missed you very much and we've missed our visits. Tom's zucchini bread was the best. Hope you still have some in the freezer. Love you, love you. Gary and Mary

Gary & Mary Steadman Nov 17, 2022

I was fortunate to get to know Tom. He cared about people. He was so much fun. I will always remember the TDY trip that four of us from the depot went to Savanna Illinois. I enjoyed his humor, and his friendship.He was a good man. He will be missed. Prayers for the family during this difficult time. God bless.

Kathy Kubicek , Stansbury Park, UT, US Nov 06, 2022

I was fortunate to get to know Tom. He cared about people. He was so much fun. I will always remember the TDY trip that four of us from the depot went to Savanna Illinois. I enjoyed his humor, and his friendship.He was a good man. He will be missed. Prayers for the family during this difficult time. God bless.

Kathy Kubicek , Stansbury Park, UT, US Nov 06, 2022

I was fortunate to get to know Tom. He cared about people. He was so much fun. I will always remember the TDY trip that four of us from the depot went to Savanna Illinois. I enjoyed his humor, and his friendship.He was a good man. He will be missed. Prayers for the family during this difficult time. God bless.

Kathy Kubicek , Stansbury Park, UT, US Nov 06, 2022

You were always the man. When you were around my day was brighter. You will always be remembered. Lest we forget. Enjoy heaven and keep an eye open for us bro. This is a sad day for Tooele. You was one of the best friends.

Patrick Strieby , Tooele, UT, US Nov 03, 2022

I didn’t know you long Tom. But I do know one thing from meeting you. You were such a fun, good story telling loveable guy. You always put others before yourself but never before your wife. You and Linda had a love that I dream of having someday. Sending prayers to all of your family and your loving wife. Gone but will never be forgotten❤️

Kj Christensen , St George, UT, US Nov 02, 2022

I didn’t know you long Tom. But I do know one thing from meeting you. You were such a fun, good story telling loveable guy. You always put others before yourself but never before your wife. You and Linda had a love that I dream of having someday. Sending prayers to all of your family and your loving wife. Gone but will never be forgotten❤️

Kj Christensen , St George, UT, US Nov 02, 2022

I didn’t know you long Tom. But I do know one thing from meeting you. You were such a fun, good story telling loveable guy. You always put others before yourself but never before your wife. You and Linda had a love that I dream of having someday. Sending prayers to all of your family and your loving wife. Gone but will never be forgotten❤️

Kj Christensen , St George, UT, US Nov 02, 2022

I knew Tom for most of my teenage years. Hanging out with Necol on a regular basis. He was such a joy to be around! As time and travel separated us all I still hold fond memories at the Child's home! I will definitely miss him!

Jennifer Burnett , Lynn Haven, FL, US Oct 31, 2022

I knew Tom for most of my teenage years. Hanging out with Necol on a regular basis. He was such a joy to be around! As time and travel separated us all I still hold fond memories at the Child's home! I will definitely miss him!

Jennifer Burnett , Lynn Haven, FL, US Oct 31, 2022

I knew Tom for most of my teenage years. Hanging out with Necol on a regular basis. He was such a joy to be around! As time and travel separated us all I still hold fond memories at the Child's home! I will definitely miss him!

Jennifer Burnett , Lynn Haven, FL, US Oct 31, 2022

I knew Tom for most of my teenage years. Hanging out with Necol on a regular basis. He was such a joy to be around! As time and travel separated us all I still hold fond memories at the Child's home! I will definitely miss him!

Jennifer Burnett , Lynn Haven, FL, US Oct 31, 2022

Tom was an awesome guy. I knew him since the mid 70's when I bowled all junior tournaments. And continued on through adulthood. He will be missed.

Kelly Seguin , Golden Valley , AZ, US Oct 31, 2022

Will miss you my Friend. Ii see yooy on the other side. Dave Clayton

David Clayton , Tooele, UT, US Oct 31, 2022

Will miss you my Friend. Ii see yooy on the other side. Dave Clayton

David Clayton , Tooele, UT, US Oct 31, 2022

Will miss you my Friend. Ii see yooy on the other side. Dave Clayton

David Clayton , Tooele, UT, US Oct 31, 2022

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