William Thomas “Tom” Sweet, 39, of Smithton, IL, born July 1, 1977, in Belleville, IL, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at his residence.
Mr. Sweet worked in sales of medical software for Navicure, Atlanta, GA, and for Gateway EDI, St. Louis, MO. He was a member of the band, “Asia Minor”, and also a “Bob Band” member. An avid sportsman, he belonged to many bass fishing clubs, including American Bass Club, Washco Tournament Series, Big Bass Trail at Coffeen, and Bass World Sports. He was a sponsored fisherman by Excite Baits and Bass Militia.
Tom was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Henry “Hank” Southard; his paternal grandparents, Doris and Howard Sweet; and an aunt, Virginia “Ginny” Zakszewski.
Surviving are his wife of 16 years, Sasha Korin, nee Bournival, Sweet, whom he married on November 11, 2000;
four children, Alexander Burton,
and Mia Sweet, all at home;
his parents, Gregory Lee and Leslie G., nee Southard, Sweet of New Baden, IL;
two brothers, Gregory Lee Sweet II of Okawville, IL,
and Timothy (Teresa) Sweet of New Baden, IL;
nieces and nephews, Gregory Lee III and Brianna Sweet,
and Aiden and Gage Sweet;
maternal grandmother, Edna Southard of New Baden, IL;
father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bob and Mary Bournival of Hot Springs, AR;
sister-in-law, Heather (Chris) McDonald of Boise, ID;
aunts; uncles; cousins;
and his canine companions, Gus and LuLu Belle.
Memorials may be made to the children’s education fund in care of Sasha Sweet. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 23, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Doug Stewart officiating.
Sasha, Alex, Nicholas, Sophia and Mia: You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Please know that we will continue to do everything possible to support your family in the coming days, weeks, and years. Your Smithton School family loves you all very much.
Susan Homes, Smithton, IL, 62285
Dear Sasha, Alex, Sophie, Nick, and Mia,
I express my deepest sympathy. Tom is such an inspiration. I did not know him well, but I knew how great of dad he was to his kids.
When I said my prayers last night, I asked my dad to take Tom fishing up in Heaven. A kind soul that battled cancer for so long definitely goes straight to Heaven.
Alex, Sophie, Nick, and Mia, your dad is so PROUD of you, and he always will be. When I miss my dad, I ask my dad this, "Daddy, can I have a heart hug?" I always feel this warmness inside my heart when I ask for this special type of hug. Remember that your dad will always be a part of each of you.
Sasha, thank you for taking such wonderful care of your husband and continue to do for your children.
You are a BEAUTIFUL family. May you find peace, support, and love from many.
Stephanie Berry, Mascoutah, IL, 62258
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Please know you have an entire community standing beside you.
Dr. Gabrielle Schwemmer, Smithton, IL, 62285
We are very sorry to hear of "Tom " passing.
Our thoughts and prayers to the entire family.
Great Uncle Tom & Pat Sweet
" Lake Catatoga "
Thomas Lee Sweet, Plainview, IL, 62685
I am so sorry for your loss prayers for you and your children and family.
Sylvia Eggemeyer, Festus , Mo, 63028
Deepest sympathy to all the "Sweet Family". Tommy will be missed by many. RIP
Joni Sweet, Avon Park, FL,
We send our deepest condolences to the entire family. We know Tom will be greatly missed by all. His was a life cut too short for sure. Keep the beautiful memories alive and always remember he is with you in your heart. May God comfort you today and everyday. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Tish & Chris Bates
Tish & Chris Bates, Highland , IL, 62249
I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
nikki moore, belleville, il, 62223
Sasha & family - so sorry for your loss. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers as you have been for the last few months!
Tammy Weber, Huntsville , AL,
You have my deepest sympathy. Tim was such a character. I had the pleasure of knowing him from working at Gateway EDI many years ago. Always enjoyed his unique sense of humor. Sending my love and hopes for a sense of peace for you and everyone who knew him.
Morgann Yates, Festus, MO, 63028
Dear,sweet family i am sorry about your loss hope you feel better soon
Danielle K., , ,
Dear Sasha and family,
My sincere condolences.
Although we've never met personally, my daughter, Heather Alouf, spoke of you and Tom highly. Lifting your family in prayer.
Cheryl Swisher, Cheshire, Ohio, 45620
Our deepest condolences to you. We are praying for your family.
Shara, Jason, Jake, and Rachel Evans, Smithton , Illinois , 62285