OBITUARY

Thomas "Tom" Richard Torres II

July 27, 1978October 5, 2021

Thomas “Tom” Richard Torres II of Ionia, Michigan, passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. He was born in Pigeon, Michigan to Thomas R. Torres and Deborah Learman on July 27, 1978.

Tom loved his family and above all else, Tom loved the LORD. He was a bright light for so many. His presence was desired and known by everyone. He entered with a listening ear and would leave you with amazing advice. Tom always had a way of lifting your spirits and making you laugh.

Tom was an extremely hard worker and his career building power lines proved evident that his work ethic was important and taken very seriously. If storming was an option, he was headed to his truck to travel to whichever state he was needed in. He set goals for himself and he never let those goals go unachieved. Despite his hard work and dedication, he always made sure to find time to spend with those he loved so dearly and would even find the time to go out of his way to help others, as he did so often. He was a fixer, a helper, a confidant, and a known happy place for so many.

Tom enjoyed spending his free time travelling, camping, and experiencing the joys of life with his soulmate, Whitney. Together, the two of them made many beautiful, everlasting memories which allows security and peace in knowing he left this world full of love and living exactly how God desired him to.

Tom is survived, and his memory forever cherished, by his parents Thomas R. Torres (Melissa Braxton) and Deborah Learman (Dennis); Godmother Lenore Torres; three sisters Jessica Meyer (Kris), Danielle Howell (Jasper), and Theresa Bismack (Dave); brother Timothy Torres (Kristen); stepbrother Jamie Learman (Danielle); fifteen nieces and nephews Kyah, MaKenna, Amare, Nehemiah, Carter, Grayden, Mila, Finley, Madelynn, Harvard, Oliver, Maizy, Aryana, Anastasia, and Naya; significant other Whitney Fornari; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his grandparents George and Julia Torres, Daniel and Patricia Leitch, and Norris and Donna Diebel and his uncle Henry Leitch.

A memorial service for Tom will take place on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 12:00 PM with a memorial visitation two hours prior at Bath Baptist Church, 13527 Webster Rd. Bath, MI 48808. Pastor Ryan Hysell and Pastor Gib Hale to officiate. The family will begin receiving guests at 10:00 AM and there will be a luncheon provided following the service.

Condolences, memories, and expressions to the family may be shared below for the Torres family.

“JESUS Loves You” –Thomas Richard Torres II

Services

  • Memorial Visitation

    Saturday, October 9, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, October 9, 2021

Memories

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Maureen (McArdle) Bacon

October 11, 2021

I remember seeing him in church as a child with his parents and siblings. He always had a smile and was always quick to help his siblings.

Brent & Penny Woodward

October 11, 2021

We will always remember Tom for his laugh, his hugs and his friendly personality. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Bobbi Fritz

October 9, 2021

To the family, my heart is broken and aching for y’all. Marc and I talked on the phone Wednesday, and one of the statements he made was “I lost both of my best friends in a 20 yr span. I can remember the boys fondly camping out in our living room. One yr they decided to go across the street and turn all of Dubs Christmas decos upside down. I seen Bob coming across the street red faced and mad. I told the boys to go make it right, but told them “job well done.,” when they got back on. All memories of Washington D.C. and Cedar Point as well. The boys were always kind, but full of it. Tom Jr was always kind and respectful. I can vision the moment he entered Heaven, and the boys reuniting, prob getting in trouble as much as they can. If you need to talk, I’m here. My heart aches for all. It’s never a goodbye, it’s only “till we meet again.” 😔💔😔. Bobbi Fritz

Heather Smith (Orr)

October 8, 2021

Tommy made our Chinese classes at Lakers exceptionally fun! When he was there, we were smiling. 💜

Cam Hill

October 8, 2021

A Journey Remembered
As some people journey through life, they leave a footprints wherever they go-
footprints of kindness and love, courage and compassion, humor and inspiration, joy and faith.
Even when they are gone, we can still look back and clearly see the trail they left behind-
a trail bright with hope that invites us to follow.
Rest in peace,
Cam Hill

Joan Orjada

October 8, 2021

I have many fun memories of Tommy, Debby and Tom. We became good friends when Debby was pregnant with Tommy. Such a joyous time. He was only a day or two old when you brought him to our beach. We rigged up a 'cabana' for him. Such a beautiful boy that grew into a beautiful man. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Rhonda Forster Matelski

October 8, 2021

Dear Torres family,
My very deepest to all of you. May God bless and comfort you at this most difficult time.

Tina Seley

October 8, 2021

My thoughts and prayers to the family. Tom was a great guy that I had the pleasure of knowing. Every time we talked he always made me laugh and smile. He was truly a kind soul and will be greatly missed by every one that had the privilege to know him.

Don Hydorn

October 8, 2021

Even tho I hadn't talked to Tommy in years everyone close to me knew of him as the big guy who was freakishly athletic! I will always tell the stories of Tommy absolutely schooling Jason Fritz and I in driveway basketball. Now both are gone. He always hugged my mom anytime he saw her out and about and was just one of those people that was always enjoyable to be around no matter the day you might be having. Rest easy big man, not everyone makes an impact. You did.

Mary (Bismack) Eggert

October 8, 2021

Seeing Tom at the Bismack kids’ birthday parties, it was always evident just how much he loved his family, and especially his nieces and nephews! Truly a gentle giant. His memory will live on in the beautiful faces and smiles of family and friends left behind.
“…a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.”
“…a time to every purpose under heaven.”

FROM THE FAMILY