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Thomas W. Mcliechey Iii

January 9, 1940 — June 6, 2022

Thomas Walter McLiechey III, age 82, of Battle Creek, passed away Monday, June 6, 2022.

Thomas was born January 9, 1940 in Battle Creek, the son of Thomas Walter and Oleada (Huges) McLiechey. He enjoyed volunteering weekends at the Battle Creek Historical Museum and Historic Adventist Village. He loved estate sales, cooking, Motown music and spending time with his family. Thomas was very proud of his heritage as a descendant of Sojourner Truth, which meant a lot to him and his family.

Thomas is survived by his wife, Margaret McLiechey; children, Tommy McLiechey, Timothy McLiechey, Donald McLiechey, Shelley McLiechey, Brenda Saylor, Irene Hardgrove, Justin McLiechey and 21 grandchildren; siblings, Phyllis Webster, Patricia Brooks, Shirley McLeichey, Doris Cochran and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Doreea McLiechey, granddaughter Ericia McLiechey and a brother, Michael McLiechey.

Thomas's family will receive friends for visitation from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2022 at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, and one hour prior to the service on Friday, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the church. A funeral service will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, June 17, 2022 at North Avenue Church of God. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be directed to the Sojourner Truth Fund or to the Historic Adventist Village, 480 Van Buren St. Battle Creek, MI 49037. The family would like to send a special thank you to Crystal McLiechey for the care she provided to her grandfather. Personal messages for Thomas's family may be shared at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.

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Visitation

Thursday, June 16, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017

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Visitation

Friday, June 17, 2022

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

North Avenue Church of God

1079 North Ave, Battle Creek, MI 49017

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Funeral Service

Friday, June 17, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

North Avenue Church of God

1079 North Ave, Battle Creek, MI 49017

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