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Thomas Boudinot

A memorial visitation for Thomas Nathaniel Boudinot of Jackson will be held Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, from 2 until 5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Jackson. Interment will be private at a later date. Arrangements were handled by Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill.

Tom, age 90, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. He was born Feb. 10, 1931, in Newburg (Phelps County), a son of William Franklin and Ada Opal (Towell) Boudinot. Tom was a 1949 graduate of Newburg High School and then attended Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar, where he met the love of his life, Jacqueline Sue Hoffmeister of Jackson. Tom and Jackie were married in Jackson on June 22, 1952. Shortly after they were married, Tom answered his country’s call, joining the U.S. Army for a three-year tour of duty, spending most of his time in Germany as an HR Clerk. Upon his discharge, they moved back to Jackson and he joined Cracraft-Miller Furniture and Funeral Home where he spent most of his working career. He was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church of Jackson.

Tom is survived by his wife of 69 years, Jackie; a daughter, Melissa (Michael) Fau-cett of Mt. Vernon, MO, a son, Tom L. (Barbara) Bou-dinot of St. Peters, a proud Pops of five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Nadine (late Billy) Hudgens and Delinda (late Joe) Marling; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers contributions to the Missions or Library Funds at First Baptist Church.

Jay Forness covers education, county government and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Jackson for the past five years. He can be reached at

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