PRINCETON — Thomas Edward Caruso, 71, of Princeton formerly of Lashmeet passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Born August 11, 1945 at Springton he was the son of the late Joe and Louise White Caruso.
He lived in Lashmeet for forty three years and attended Matoaka High School. He was a Vietnam War Veteran having served with the United States Navy. He worked at a copper mine in Montana, the Radford Arsenal Ammunition Plant, Itmann and Caples mines, was a paramedic for Bluefield Rescue Squad and worked for more than 20 years at Health South. Tommy deeply loved his family, enjoyed watching NASCAR, old westerns, car shows and traveling.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one daughter, Leah Sue Caruso Ellison; two sisters, Ellen Robinson and Betty Sue Renckley and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ordie and Mae Hylton.
Survivors include his wife of fifty three years, Linda Hylton Caruso; daughter, Shawna Caruso Burgess and husband Craig of Glenwood; three grandsons, Jordan Ellison, Justin Ellison and Bryce Burgess all of Princeton and one sister, JoAnn Caruso of Norfolk, VA.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 13, 2017 at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. Kelly Siner officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton where military honors will be conducted by Mercer County Veterans Honor Guard and the U. S. Navy Honor Guard.
Friends may visit with the family from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, January 12 at Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton.
Arrangements by Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton. Online condolences may be sent to the family .