Thomas Dove, 93


Thomas Dove, 93, of Troy, formerly of Sorento, died on Monday, May 18, 2020, at 5:34 p.m. at Aspen Creek in Troy.

Private graveside ceremonies were held at Sunnyside Cemetery in Sorento. Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Sorento assisted the family.

Mr. Dove was born May 9, 1927, in rural Bond County, to William Louis and Rose Irene (McKean) Dove. He married Charlotte (Edwards) Sitton in 1969, and she preceded him in death on April 22, 2002.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in February 1947. 

Mr. Dove retired from Complete Auto Transit in 1987. Before his retirement, he farmed for many years and raised Angus cattle. During his retirement, he enjoyed his grandchildren, traveling, and raising and training his Morgan horses.

He was a member of the Mississippi Valley Morgan Horse Club, American Legion Post #713 and the V.F.W. Post #6628.

Mr. Dove is survived by his stepchildren, Edward J. Sitton and Kathryn (husband Philip) Coffee, both of Highland, and Steven E. (wife Linda) Sitton of Cobden; stepgrandchildren, Bethany, Cassidy, Troy and Zac; brother, Billy L. Dove of Florida; sister, Betty Langel of Greenville; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; daughter-in-law, JoLynn Sitton; sisters, Wilma File, Fern Foiles and Reba Wall; and niece, Judith Ernst.

Memorials may be directed to Shriners Hospitals for Children or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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