Thomas Washington ‘Tom’ Schlessman
Feb. 10, 1333 Oct. 25, 2017 Thomas Washington “Tom” Schlessman, 84, of Bentonville, Ark., died on Oct. 25, 2017, in Bentonville. He was born Feb. 10, 1933, in Anderson,
Mo., to Leon and Viola Thrutchley Schlessman.
He was a Corporal in the United States Army and a member of the Bentonville Church of Christ. He retired as a foreman after 30 years with Emerson Electric.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Willie, Lester, Jack and Emmitt Schlessman and one sister, Annabell Warren.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Cooper Schlessman of the home; two sons, Randy Henry (Patricia) of Pineville, Mo., and Thomas Wayne Schlessman of Bentonville; one daughter, Tana Schlessman of Bentonville; two brothers, Junior Schlessman (Neoma) of Anderson and John Schlessman (Freda) of Beaver, Okla.; two sisters, Kay Lewis of Moran, Kan., and Mary Lou Lewis (Rick) of Pineville; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, at the Benton County Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, at the Benton County Funeral Home, 306 N. 4th Street, Rogers, Ark. Interment followed in the Bentonville Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.benton countyfuneralhome.com.