Tom Cabot, 75, of Hermann, MO, passed away Friday, May 8, at Mercy Hospital in Washington, Missouri.
Tom was born in Buffalo, New York, on July 17, 1944, a son of the late Harry and Mae (Glor) Cabot.
He was the husband of Julaine (Fricke) Cabot. They were married June 5, 1971, at St. Paul United Church of Christ, Hermann, MO.
Tom is survived by his wife, Julaine, and three children. A son, Ryan and wife Birgit, West Lafayette, IN; a daughter, Aimee Viehmann and husband Donnie, Hermann, MO; and son Nathan Cabot, Hermann, MO. He is also survived by two grandchildren Ben and Bea Cabot, West Lafayette, IN; by a sister Mary Ann Cabot and husband Gary Davenport, Port Matilda, PA; and by a niece Rebecca Gardner, Lima, OH.
Tom proudly served his county in the United States Army for 21 years, retiring with the rank of Major in 1985. He was deployed twice to Vietnam, serving with distinction in the 1st Cavalry and the 5th Special Forces.
Although Tom was a big city-boy, he adapted to life in a small town, becoming very active in the community. Tom and Julaine founded The Hermann Werks, a wholesale business in 1979 and Die Hermann Werks, a retail business in 1985. Today, The Hermann Werks is run by Aimee and Donnie. In addition to his businesses, Tom was a past president of the Hermann Area Chamber of Commerce, a former chairman of the Maifest Committee, and a Regional Director of the American Volkssport Association. He was a member of the Hermann V.F.W. Post 4182 and St. Paul United Church of Christ.
Tom had a warm and welcoming personality and never met a stranger. He loved traveling the world, spending time with his family, and visiting with his friends. He was a Jeep and military vehicle enthusiast.
Visitation will be held Thursday, May 14, 2020, from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, Hermann, followed by memorial and V.F.W. services at 7:00 p.m. A celebration of life will be held in Hermann at a later date.
The family requests memorials be directed to the Hermann V.F.W. or the Hermann Area Crusade for Cancer. C/O Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home.