Thomas Edward Eccleston

Retired Maj. Thomas Edward Eccleston, 68, Lansing, Kansas, passed away Feb. 9, 2021, at his home. 

He was born on July 26, 1952, in Hinsdale, Illinois, to Clarence E. Eccleston and Patricia A. Eccleston (Moellering), Clarendon Hills, Illinois. He is survived by siblings, Wesley W. Eccleston, Sandra S. Rogowski (Jeff), Michael S. Eccleston (Esther), Christopher J. Eccleston (Kristin), his partner Lamont Mosby, and many nephews and nieces. 

Tom was a graduate of Hinsdale South High School and West Point Military Academy where he received a bachelor’s degree in engineering. After graduation he went on to have a 20-year career in the U.S. Army. He was also a life member of VFW Post 2801. Tom’s love of sports led him to become a college official where he made numerous friends and impacted the lives of many.

Over his long military career, he lived in many places across the world, but he chose to call Lansing his home. 

Visitation will be held Feb. 26, 2021, from 10 a.m. to noon with services to follow at Davis Funeral Chapel, 531 Shawnee St., Leavenworth, Kansas. Interment to follow at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois. Condolences may be left on Thomas’ online guestbook at

Arrangements are entrusted to Davis Funeral Chapel.

Posted online on February 18, 2021