Thomas Mickel

November 20, 1960December 1, 2018

Thomas Wesley Mickel, 58, of Conway, Arkansas, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, December 1, 2018. Tom was born in Conway, Arkansas, November 20, 1960. He earned both his undergraduate in business and juris doctoral from the University of Arkansas. Tom owned Mickel and Chapman law office in Conway. Tom was a loving husband and devoted father. Tom led a life of service by advocating for his clients and serving on the Conway Housing Authority and former Conway Park boards. He most recently served as president of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Advisory board.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Argus Delbert Mickel and Gladys Julia (Potts) Mickel and his brother, A. Delbert Mickel, Jr. He is survived by his wife, Ashley Mickel; his sons, Thomas Westbrook (Brooks) and Alexander Pierce Mickel all of Conway; his sister-in-law Debbie Mickel of Little Rock; his nephews, Jefferson Davis Mickel (Cassandra) and Argus Wesley Mickel (Mary) of Austin, Texas; and two great-nephews.

The family would like to thank Dr. Sue Tsuda and her staff for the care and compassion provided over the last four years as well as Hospice Home Care.

A celebration of Tom’s life will be held at First United Methodist Church, 1610 Prince Street, in Conway at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2018. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be made to ACPMP Appendix Cancer Pseudomyxoma Peritonei Research Foundation, MD Anderson Cancer Center and Humane Society of Faulkner County. Arrangements by Griffin-Leggett Funeral Home. To sign the online guestbook, go to


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Marianne Jones

December 18, 2018

Thinking of you all. Tom was a devoted father and husband, two of the hardest jobs of all. My children lost their father, my ex husband, three years ago. Ashley, Boney, Brooks, and Alex you are all in my thoughts and prayers. May the grace of God provide you comfort and piece during this time of grief. Grief is the price we all pay for love. Big hugs!

Susan Purtle

December 15, 2018

Tom from everyone here in Bar in Washington County you were one of the good ones. I loved the way you would tease through a legal problem w a cryptic and critical eye. Your sons are the gift you left us with. Only the good die young and you were one of them.

Scott Morgan

December 12, 2018

I am very sorry to hear about Tom. He and I had quite a few cases against each other over the years. He was a fine attorney and a gentleman. My condolences to his family

Hillary Simmons

December 11, 2018

Ramona Halcrombe

December 9, 2018

Mr Mickel will be missed. He was a kind and friendly man. He was my winning attorney and he was very good for my situation.

Donna Eakin

December 9, 2018


My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Tom showed so much courage in is fight, not just his illness but also in personal and professional life. He strived to make life better for everyone and genuinely cared for people. I appreciate he welcoming me into your family as if we have always known each other and cherish the times we have spent together. I pray you find comfort in God's arms as He holds you close. Tom is in a better place preparing for our arrival and reunion when we will all be together again in God's Kingdom. I hold you in my heart and sending you all my love. May God Bless You!

Rick Skillen

December 8, 2018

Ashely, words often fall flat in the expressions of heartache or compassion. Just know there are many people who understand loss and wish hope and peace for you and the boys. I send you agape love and wish you God’s peace during this Holy season.

Susan Hoggard

December 8, 2018

Tom was an exceptional young man and that started early. He was one of my first grade students early in my teaching career and was a joy to have in my class. As an adult he was a good employer to my daughter. I’ll miss him.

Jimmy Barlow

December 8, 2018

Having just lost my wife last month to cancer, I do believe I'm qualified to offer condolences to Tom's family. Altho he and I had never met in person, we shared lots of railroad info via the "Railspot" email group. I pray Godspeed to you all.

Bob Barham

December 5, 2018

Tom was a good friend to me and I will miss him. I will never forget his dry wit. While I'm sad that he's gone, I know without a doubt that he is in a better place where there is no sorrow or pain. I pray for his family that they will be comforted during this time and hold on to the good memories of his life. Rest well my friend and I will see you again one day buddy.