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John Ernest Thomas Smalling, 64, died in his home in Huntsvllle, Ala., Sunday, Oct. 22, 2012.
Tom was born July 7, 1948, to Elizabeth and Ernest Smalling. He grew up In Northern Virginia, New Mexico, Arizona and Georgia, and attended college in Texas. He lived for more than 20 years in Fredericksburg, where he raised his family. He lived in Huntsville from 1996 until his death.
Tom had many hobbies and interests, including woodworking, poetry, creative writing. painting and gardening, but without contest his four daughters were his greatest joy and source of pride.
He is survived by his children, Tammy Kenney of Falls Church, Annie Harris of Fairfax, Melanie Krauchunas of San Antonio and Ami Gressley of Browns' Mills, N.J.; 12 grandchildren; two sisters; one brother; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.