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Thomas M. Dove

July 23, 1965 ~ July 5, 2019 (age 53)

Thomas Michael Dove, 53, of Sumner, Michigan, formerly of Greenville, passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack while camping on July 5, 2019. 

He was born on July 23, 1965 to Jack and Patricia (Balderson) Dove in Fontana, California. Tom worked as a carpenter and had a brilliant and creative passion for wood working. He enjoyed being outdoors, especially trout fishing, camping and kayaking. He proudly served in the US Navy as a quartermaster on the USS Ranger. He was a loyal friend to many, a dedicated worker & loved his family more than anything. Tom lived and loved the simple life. It was never about what he had but who he had that mattered most to him. His gentle nature, kind heart and his carefree spirit are what he will be remembered for. 

Tom will be forever loved and missed by his father Jack (Rosie) Dove; his three daughters, Nicole Dove, Jennifer Dove & Kyler Dove; grandchildren Karter, Owen, Ryver, Kaylnn & his soon expected twin grandsons; girlfriend & true love Erica Abbey; siblings, Molly, Toni, Kathy, Heidi, Matthew, Raymond "Breck", Christine, Doug, Selina, along with many nieces and nephews and great friends. 

He was preceded in death by his mother Patricia (Balderson) Jones. 

Cremation has taken place and a visitaion is set for Wednesday, July 17, 2019 2pm until 4pm and 6pm until 8pm at Koops Funeral Chapel. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. 

Memorials are suggested to his daughters to help with expenses which can be sent to Koops Funeral Chapel P.O. Box 565 Lake Odessa, MI 48849. Online condolences can be given at

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