Thomas "Tom" Edward Wacker, 54, Leavenworth, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, at his home. Tom was born June 14, 1965, in Leavenworth, to James R. Wacker and Barbara H. (Robinson) Wacker.


He grew up in Leavenworth and graduated from Leavenworth High School in 1983 where he was involved in ROTC. Tom worked for almost 20 years at the Lansing Correctional Facility and later found great enjoyment working for Pizza Hut, where he had the opportunity to meet many different people.


Tom was a lifelong sports fan, but he was especially a fan of football and the Kansas City Chiefs.


He had a passion for reading, especially books pertaining to history. He loved spending time with his friends either fishing or playing video games.


Tom was preceded in death by his parents, James in 2011 and Barbara in 2012.


He is survived by his brothers, Dennis (Terrie) Wacker, Lansing, Kansas, and David (Missy) Wacker, Leavenworth, Kansas; two nephews, Jason Wacker and Christopher Wacker; his stepmother, Barbara Wacker; step-siblings, Craig Theis and Susan (Theis) Neef.


Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m., Friday, March 13, 2020, at Calvary Baptist Church. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, at the church. Memorials are suggested to Calvary Baptist Church.