Thomas Earl Volland, 63, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, was born March 31, 1951 in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Harry George, Jr. and Ida Veronica (Papst) Volland. He departed this life at 6:45 p.m. Monday, January 26, 2015, at the St. Mary's Hospital, Blue Springs, surrounded with love and family.
Tom was a United States Marine Corps veteran proudly serving in the 7th Marines Division Echo Company during the Vietnam War.
On December 20, 1974, he was united in marriage to Patricia Lee Hatfield in Pleasant Hill.
Tom was employed as a truck driver and mechanic and had worked for Barker Farms and Clines Tow Service. He was a member of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118, and was active working with the Pleasant Hill Lay-Clergy Council. He was a very caring person and always thinking of other people first. He loved helping others and often used his mechanical skills to help those in need by fixing their cars or giving them free oil changes.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents; two step-mothers Doris Marie Volland and Nedra Volland; and two infant children Ronald Wesley Volland and Brenda Kay Volland.
He is survived by his wife, Patty of the home; three sons, Jason Volland, Randy (and Chandra) Volland, and Kevin Volland, all of Pleasant Hill; one daughter Nicole Volland of Pleasant Hill; three grandchildren, Montana, Ryan, and Avery; two brothers, Harry L. (and Diane) Volland, of Independence, and John Volland of Grandview; four sisters, Loretta (and Pat) Caine of Grain Valley, Veronica (and Lester) Corlew, of Belton, Debbie Volland of Kansas City, and Becky (Kurt) Triscori of Casper, Wyoming; other relatives and a host of many friends.
Funeral services were held Monday, February 2, 2015, at the funeral home. Reverend D. Kent Deubner of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church officiated. Graveside military services and interment were in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with full military honors by the VFW Post #3118 Honor Guard and the U.S. Marine Corps. Casket Bearers were Pat Caine, Stephan Caine, Harry Volland, Jason Volland, Kevin Volland, and Randy Volland.
Visitation was held prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill Lay-Clergy Council and may be sent in care of the funeral home.