Thomas Aloysius Schott
August 22, 1945 – September 7, 2020
Tom was born to Clarence Schott and Altha Leona Johnson in San Francisco, California on August 22, 1945. He was the 5th brother of 6 total boys. The brothers were Clarence Jr., Robert, James, Albert and John. Tom's mother passed away when he was at the very young age of 6 and Tom and his brothers were raised by their father. Tom spent two years in the US Navy when he met the love of his life, Virginia Schott. They had one son, Clarence III. He later divorced and married Cynthia Schofield and they had one son together also, Allen.
Tom was an avid hunter. He loved to hunt deer, elk, bow hunt, fish and anything else he could think of. He would never miss a season. Tom suffered a severe cardiac arrest where he was pronounced deceased for 18 minutes when he fought back to live. He has overcome more obstacles than most people. We always teased him and called him the Energizer Bunny that just kept going and going and going. Tom was a semi-truck driver for most of his life. He worked for Coca-Cola and then spent 14 years working for Consolidated Freightways that he was most proud of. He loved his coffee and hanging out with friends just chatting and checking in with everyone. He definitely was a people person.
Tom is survived by his brothers John, James and Clarence “Buck”, his sons Clarence (Melanie) and Allen (Harmony) and grandchildren: Tyler, Destiny, Hailey and Ayden; step-son Bruce Mecham, step-daughter Carlotta Woods, great-grandson Noah Brainich-Schott and great-granddaughter Virinna Rose Robinson Spencer whom he never got to meet yet. .
The family wish to send a huge thank you and heart-felt love to the staff at IMC Medical Center in Murray and the most empathetic care they took of Tom in his last days and for allowing us to be with him. We want to send a special thank you to the Palliative Care Coordinator, Meg Randle. You held our hand every step of the way and for that we are eternally grateful.
In Tom's honor a viewing will be Sunday, September 13, 2020, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Valley View Funeral Home, 4335 West 4100 South, West Valley City, Utah. Graveside services will be Monday, September 14, 2020, 3:00 pm at Valley View Memorial Park.
Sunday, September 13, 2020
Monday, September 14, 2020