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Schuylkill County Obituaries

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Thomas Bettis, 75 – Served in US Navy During Vietnam War

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Thomas O. Bettis, 75 of Pottsville, died Wednesday at ManorCare Health Services, Pottsville.

He was born August 6, 1944, in Pontiac MI, a son of the late Bedford and Helen Jackson Bettis.

He was a 1962 Graduate of Pottsville High School and attended West Chester University.

He was a Navy veteran having served during the Vietnam War.

He was employed by Nathan’s Furniture Store, Pottsville and was an Electrician by trade prior to retiring.

Tom was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Pottsville and Stanley Dengler American Legion #286, Cressona.

He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Richard, Gary and Leland.

Surviving are his companion Joanne Woznicki, Pottsville; 2 daughters, Mary Elliott, Colorado and Nancy Yeoman, Florida; 5 grandchildren; 3 brothers, Robert, Michigan, James, West Virginia, and Leon LeClare, GA; a sister, Bette Burke, Florida; nieces and nephews.

Throughout his life, Tom enjoyed writing, mostly poetry.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. from Trinity Lutheran Church, Pottsville, with Rev. Chris Rothharpt officiating. Family and friends are invited to a viewing from 9AM until the time of services Wednesday at church. The family would prefer remembrances in the form of contributions made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 300 W. Arch St. Pottsville PA, 17901. Interment with military honors will be held in St. John No. 2 Cemetery, Pottsville. Arrangements are under the care of James B. Humphrey, F.D. James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville.

Please share your memories and condolences with Tom’s family by signing the guest book at


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