Tommy Ray Stutesman, 44, a lifetime Aberdeen resident and owner of Tom’s Auto Body & Repair, died Monday, October 14, 2013 at his home in Hoquiam.
Tom was born on June 23, 1969, in Aberdeen to Denny Ray and Kathy Jo (Emery) Stutesman. He attended school in Aberdeen and would hang out at Douglas Danielson’s Portway Garage on W. Market, from the age of 13 where he learned how to fix and repair cars. He worked there for many years. He then went to work for Richardson’s Auto Body where he learned how to do the specialty painting required on custom cars. Four years ago, Tom went out on his own and started Tom’s Auto Body & Repair.
Tom loved to work and paint cars with his brother Bob and listen to Rock n’ Roll.
Tom is survived by three sons, Tommy, Cody and Zachary Stutesman and a stepson, Alex McGlone all of Olympia; mother and stepdad, Kathy and Craig Nelson of Hoquiam; a brother, Robert and his wife, Cindy Stutesman of Hoquiam, a sister, Debra and her husband, Levi Sanchez of Hoquiam; and a half-sister, Jenny Peters in Tumwater.
A celebration of Tom’s life will take place at 2:00 p.m., on Saturday, October 26, 2013, at Central Park Neighborhood Church.
A message of condolence or of a memory can be left for the family at www.fernhillfuneral.com
Cremation arrangements are through Fern Hill Funeral Home in Aberdeen.