In Memory

Thomas "Tom" Clegg, 12-6-2007

Thomas Tom Clegg, 12-6-2007

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03/02/20 12:06 PM #1    

Jeffrey "Jeff" Garvin

I just saw that Ted Wass was asking about what happened to Tom Clegg, so I thought I'd pass along what little I know. 


I was Tommy's next door neighbor and best friend through grade school. I was very close to the entire Clegg family. Starting in junior high, we started hanging out with different groups and grew apart. After graduation, Tom went to Louisiana Tech, where I visited him in the spring of 1971, when I was on my way to spring break in Ft. Lauderdale. We had a great couple of days.


Tom didn't finish at La Tech. In the interim, his family moved to Panama City Beach, Fla, where they bought a KOA Kampground and his dad, Bill Clegg, set about a long term, very successful plan to build it into a thriving business. When Tom dropped out of college, he moved to Panama City, helping his family build their business. I visited him there a couple of times, ca. 1974 and 75, when I was hitchhiking around the country being a bum. We lost touch with each other after that.


Several months ago, I got in touch with his brother Jim (GWHS '71) through LinkedIn. Jim was rather terse about what happened to Tom, saying only that he had died from complications of diabetes a few years ago, because he didn't take care of himself. That's all I know, folks. Best  to everyone, Jeff Garvin

03/03/20 07:37 AM #2    

Charles "Chuck" Kuoni III

Jeff, thanks for the update. I still remember that tall lanky kid Tom playing tight-end on the football team. 


03/04/20 09:03 AM #3    

Richard "Rick" Jones

Tom was a good guy, we had a lot of fun together.

he is still a part of my life as is Wayne, Bonfeild , "Adam" and all my other classmates

Some ask why go to reunions?

Renewing old memories and making new ones, sharing stories...

Have already enjoyed talking to Ted , all the reunion committee members,

Davin... Even wen't singing with Linda.

Remember partys, (poker) lol

How do you not go to reunions?

I wouldn't miss it .

Hope to see everyone this fall


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