of Pinckney, MI, formerly of Taylor, MI, age 49, passed away Friday, February 8, 2019 at U of M Hospital due to complications from an extended illness. He was born April 18, 1969 in Warren, Michigan, the son of Frank Richard & Janice Eileen (Mitchell) Labut. Tom graduated from Truman High School in Taylor in 1987, and then attended Lima Technical Truck Mechanic School. He owned his own small engine repair business, and also drove truck for a while. He was proud to be a stay-at-home dad. Tom attended New Faith Chapel in Romulus, and enjoyed racing quads and dirtbikes. He loved sports, especially the Tigers and attending his nieces' & nephews' sporting events.
On May 22, 2008, he married Laura A. Szczembara in Lake Tahoe, CA, and she survives. Other survivors include his son, Nolan; his brother, Michael (Richelle) Labut of Taylor, his sister, Linda (Duane) Mendenhall of Orland, IN; his mother-in-law, Diana Folcik (Thomas Latimer) of Walker; his father-in-law, John (Holly) Szczembara of Laingsburg; step-mother-in-law, Kathy Szczembara; brother-in-law, Andrew (Chelsea) Szczembara; sisters-in-law, Dori (John) Peters of Walker, Carolyn (Jon) Arking of Howell; uncles, Ed (Bobbie) Mitchell, Robert Mitchell; and nieces & nephews, Laura, Brandi, Amber, Kalyn, Megan, Ryan, Olivia, Joshua, Emily, Claire, Marissa, Caris, Daphne, & Desmond. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 16, 2019, at noon at New Faith Chapel, 19478 Middlebelt Rd, Romulus, MI 48174, with Pastors Lance Witham and Matt Mendenhall officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Laura Labut to be used for Nolan. Arrangements were entrusted to Cole Funeral Chapel in Chelsea.