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Thomas Mark Hallums

Thomas Mark Hallums entered this world February 17, 1957, and departed this life to meet his Savior Sunday, July 2, 2023.  He was the son of Thomas R. and Lola Gertrude Hallums, who were always thankful and loved him unconditionally.

Mark loved music, dancing, plants, and animals.  For several years he lived his dream as a performer and as a dancer in Las Vegas.  Later he lived and worked in various states in the same profession.  When he returned to Lebanon he was employed with ESC in Mt. Juliet until his retirement.

He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, William “Bill” and Cornelia Boston Hallums; maternal grandparents, Charles Franklin Hibdon and Ruby Massey (John) Buhler; aunts:  Charlotte Cassetty, Minnett Nettles, Vissia Hudson; uncles:  James Hibdon and Charles Hallums; and his beloved dog, Pya.

Surviving aunts and uncles:  Lillian (Dallas) Plumlee, Nancy (George) Allen, Billie Frances Hibdon and Delores DeWitt; cousins:  Lori (Richard) Merrell, Robin (Tommy) Trevathan, Deborah (Joe) Gravens, Patricia (Jerry) Carr, Teresa (Dean) Lewis, Tina Hallums, Todd Hallums, Natalyn (Perry) Slaughter, Felicia Hale, Darin Plumlee, Travis Vanhook, Teresa (Byron) Lowe, Jamie Hibdon, Tammy Hall; other survivors, Tim Vanhook, Mark’s best friend since seventh grade and a second son to us and a host of friends he worked with across the country.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, July 22, 2023, at 1 p.m. at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro. Russ Stephens officiating.  Visitation 10 a.m. until service time.

No flowers please.  Memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity or New Leash on Life, 507 Jim Draper Blvd, Lebanon, TN 37087.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements.

Messages for the Family

  1. Patsy Anderson says:
    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss Tom and Gertrude
  2. Virginia D (Hallums) Forletta says:
    I’m so very sorry Tom and Gertrude my prayers are with Mark and you all
  3. Mary Lou Smith says:
    So very sorry Tom and Gertrude. Bi know he will be missed desperately. Love to you both and all the family. God bless and give you peace…. ❤️
  4. Irvin says:
    We were so very sorry to hear of your son’s death. We love you. Bo & Debbie
  5. Levonda Hallums says:
    Tom and Gertrude, I wish there were words that I could say to ease your pain. I cannot express how heartbroken I am for you. Please know that I am praying for you and thinking about you. I love you both.
  6. Everett C. Stone III says:
    My deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved Son, Brother and Friend. It is my hope that the love, friendship and kindness that Marks’ beautiful memory will sustain you and lift up in these difficult days ahead as it does me. Without a doubt Mark’s showing Gabriel and the Angels a few Dance moves. My Heart and Prayers are with you until we are all rejoined in the blissful Garden of Eden. So thankful for the time I had to visit with Mark in the recent past and revisit shared memory of days gone by.
  7. Mary Parker says:
    My heart breaks for you both! What a horrible tragedy. Please accept our deepest sympathies.
    Mary and Bill Parker
    Lexington KY
    • Linda Wallace says:
      I was so sorry to hear of Mark passing. I was in his graduating class at Lebanon High School. We did West Side Story and Oklahoma together. Mark and Tim were my best friends. I moved to Las Vegas after I got married. My husband and I were in the Entertainment business there. I’ll never forget the night I first saw Mark backstage at the Hilton Hotel in The Moulon Rouge. I couldn’t believe we had both ended up working together in the same Las Vegas show. Just two young kids with big dreams from little Lebanon, TN. May God watch over your entire family during this difficult time.
      Linda Lane Wallace
  8. Jeff Hallums says:
    Tom & Gertrude,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I was just getting to know Mark at the reunions. You’ll be in our prayers.
  9. Christopher Cothron says:
    Condolences Tom and Lola.
    “Like dancing with Fred Astaire…”