Burl Tommy Gene Vandiver

Born: Wednesday, July 7, 1943
Passed: Tuesday, January 3, 2017

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Burl Tommy Gene Vandiver, 73, of Rockford, passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, in Mercy Rockford Memorial Hospital. He was born July 7, 1943, in Jonesboro, Arkansas; the son of Harry L. and Agnes Mary Jane (Johnson) Vandiver. Burl worked as a machinist for several years.
He is survived by his sibling, Jim (Sally), Rosetta Guirlando, Jerry (Marla) and Peggy (Donny) Davis; several nieces and nephews, along with great-nieces and great nephews. He is predeceased by his parents; 4 brothers; and 3 sisters.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2017, in Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd., Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave. Rockford with Rev. Dean Parker officiating. Burial in Arlington Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service in the chapel. To share a memory or online condolence, visit olsonfh.com.

Condolences & Shared Memories (5)

  1. Tommy baclet

    Rest in peace pops. Think about you regularly. Til we meet again

  2. Bryan Guntharp

    Uncle Tommy we will miss you very much. May the Lord watch over you

  3. Cindy McQuay

    Uncle Tommy will be miss by family and friends. Tommy made lots of trip to Arkansas to see his sister and her family. Each time his sister Mildred would love to see him. Now they will be together. We love you Uncle Tommy.

  4. Barbara Johnson

    I never knew you were named after Dad. RIP Burl Tommy. Now you are at peace in heaven with dad.

  5. Jil and Bill Lindquist

    Our deepest condolence to the family. ..we enjoyed many good times with Tommy...he will be missed..Until we meet again Rest in Peace my friend! ..we enjoyed his company over the years...until we meet again ..Rest in Peace my friend!

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