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Thomas Lee Follis

August 20, 1954 ~ January 26, 2024 (age 69) 69 Years Old

Thomas Follis Obituary

Thomas Lee Follis, 69, of Belvidere, IL passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Friday, January 26, 2024. He was born on August 20, 1954, in Belvidere, IL. The son of the late Nobel and Mary L. (Hatcher) Follis. He graduated from Belvidere High School in 1973. Tom married the love of his life, Juliann K. Kearney May 4, 1985, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Marengo, IL. He was a proud Member of the Boone County Sheriff’s Patrol for over 25 years. He worked at Napa Auto Parts in Belvidere for 25+ years, Edwards Apple Orchard, Tom was a member of the Belvidere Men’s Pool League since 1972 where he accomplished President and Captain, a member of the American Legion Sons of Sal, and Belstone Lake. An avid Fisherman who loved his Gunsmoke, westerns and war movies on AMC. He was a St. Louis Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys Fan. Most of all Tom was a family man and loved to spend time with his grandchildren. He is loved and will be deeply missed by his beloved wife and soulmate, Julie; daughters, Jenny Anderson, Christa (Murray) Fregeau, Tracey (Ralph) Follis; Son, Joe Follis; grandchildren, Amanda (Cory) Smith, Andrea (Bryce) Havens, Rylie and Zoe Fregeau, Kendra, Ralphie “A.K.A Jake”, Kaylee Lowery, Sophia Follis; great grandchildren, Bryson and Avery Havens, Rowan Vonier; brothers, Mike (Judy), Jerry (Rosemary), Jason (Dawn), Roger and Terry; sisters, Brenda Jackson and Peggy Higgins; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and son-in-law, Dennis Anderson. There will be a visitation Thursday, February 1, 2024, from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the Belvidere Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Belvidere, IL. A service will begin at 7:00 P.M. There will be a celebration of life Luncheon at the Belvidere American Legion on Sunday, February 4, 2024, at 1:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the family. Condolences can be shared with the family at

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