Thomas James Hartsinck

Born in Berkeley, CA on January 24, 1954

Departed on July 30, 2020 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Thomas James Hartsinck passed away July 30, 2020 at his home in Hendersonville, Tennessee. He was born January 24, 1954 in Berkeley, California. Tom was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle.

A faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Tom served as a missionary in the Alabama-Florida mission from 1973 until 1975 and in various leadership capacities throughout his life. He served in the Nashville, Tennessee Temple since 2010.

Tom began his career in the trucking industry shortly after marrying his sweetheart Addie Kay in 1976. After moving from Hayward, CA, Tom worked in the mortgage industry and at Dollar General Corporation until retirement. Tom enjoyed spending time with his family, golfing, and listening to live music, as he was a talented drummer.

Tom was preceded in death by his eternal companion, Addie Kay Hartsinck; his parents, Frederick Hartsinck and Muriel Marshall; and step-father, Dean Marshall.

Tom is survived by his daughters, Jennifer (Rick) Perez, Emily (Chris) Forsythe, and Stacy Hartsinck; son, Tim Hartsinck; grandsons, Ricky Perez, Aiden Hartsinck, Max Forsythe, and Carson Forsythe; granddaughters, Reyna Perez, Marissa Perez, Victoria Stamps, and Madilyn Forsythe; brother, Bob (Cathy) Hartsinck, and sister, Linda (Mike) Gordon; step-brothers, Scott (Barbara) Marshall, David (Erika) Marshall, and Jim (Jared) Marshall; and step-sister, Kathy (Don) Alexander. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Visitation will be held on Monday, August 3, 2020 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Hendersonville Funeral Home, 353 Johnny Cash Parkway, Hendersonville, TN.

A Life Celebration service will be held on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 11 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 107 Twin Hills Dr., Madison, TN, with President Kevin Releford presiding. Prior to the service, a visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. Burial will be held following the service at Hendersonville Memory Gardens.

15 Comments to Thomas James Hartsinck

  1. John Burt
    August 1, 2020 5:53 pm

    Heaven has truly gained a valued resident and Addie Kay is once again reunited with her Love.
    Since I moved away, I have missed Tom and his always cheerful disposition.
    Be at Peace, all. For Tom is finally home.
    Well done, Sir. Well done.

  2. cathy cox
    August 2, 2020 6:36 am

    I’m so sorry Linda and family,prayers and hugs, my thoughts are with you through this hard time,love you

  3. David T. Crosby
    August 3, 2020 2:00 am

    One of the great men I’ve known here in mortality…I was consistently impressed with his demeanor and consistency. Always a joy to run into Tom! Another true disciple of Jesus Christ…Well done “T” for you have overcome the world! I will miss you! Til we meet again my brother…

  4. Sheri Swaner
    August 3, 2020 6:29 am

    The world has lost a great man and Heaven has gained an Angel. I will miss Tom but am grateful to know he is reunited with his sweet wife. Love and blessing and comfort to the entire family. I’ve known Tom since his Castro Valley/Hayward Days. He is an exceptional friend and beloved Man.

  5. Jodi Parker
    August 3, 2020 7:48 am

    Our hearts are heavy for all of you. May God keep you all in His loving arms.

  6. Brian Martin
    August 3, 2020 11:05 am

    Tom was the dearest man I have ever known. He and Addie Kay were a gift from God to our family. They were aunt and uncle to our boys. Tom and Addie will forever be inextricably entwined in our kid’s childhood memories; and for Heather and I, laughing so hard with Tom and A.K. that we would start to choke. We spent holidays together, date nights together, birthdays and trick-or-treating and anything else one can think of.
    Tom and Addie-Kay…you can’t mention the one without the other.
    My heart breaks with their loss.
    My heart cheers with their reunion.
    All our love to you both,
    The Martin family.

  7. Steve Martin
    August 3, 2020 12:26 pm

    Many days of my growing-up years in TN were spent at the Hartsinck’s house. I remember Tom was a constant producer of kindness and joviality. I loved it when he laughed hard. I always wanted to be funny and make him laugh when he was around, and I also always wanted to be intelligent and sound smart when Addie Kay was around. As a kid, I rarely accomplished either, but I knew they liked me anyway. I do remember one time, during a Sunday dinner maybe, when Tom was helping himself to dessert in the kitchen. I was standing close by with my plate, and he gave me an extra large scoop and said, “Don’t tell your parents.”

  8. Christopher Valentine Martin
    August 3, 2020 12:52 pm

    Tom Hartsinck was the kindest funniest man in my child hood. It’s crazy to think 2003 was the last time I saw his face before moving to California from Tennessee. Most of my memories are distant glimpses But I remember the parties, BBQs, Halloween, thanksgiving, Christmas’s.

    I remember at 5 years old I had my first bike for my birthday, he give me my first helmet for that bike.

    I remember playing duck duck goose with him addie-Kay and my family. Everytime my 5-7 year old self tapped his head in the circle he was never a duck, he was always a chicken but once I crowned him goose he’d chase me around the circle with this hilarious noise that’s hard to replicate in text.

    I remember the night my dad brought the movie Harold and Maude to show The Hartsincks. That movie became one of my favorite movies of all time. Everytime I watch it, I remember Toms laughter at this beautifully bizarre film.

    I remember how funny he was. There was a party months after I met the Perez’s. I could have easily been 8 years old but I remember Rick had a remote fart machine Tom was all about. If I remember correctly Rick Senior held was pushing the remote covering his mouth trying not to be heard laughing while Tom walked in to the kitchen to Addie-Kay and yank everyone’s chain with fake fart recordings.

    His drum set was also the first I’ve ever touched, I remember a day he had it set for a performance party of some kind. I think he had other drummers there to take turns on the set for a home drum off. That memory is so vague though unfortunately I don’t remember ever watching Tom play drums.

    The Hartsincks both Tom and Addie-Kay were the kindest souls I have ever met to this day.

    Tom, I had every intention to visit you in my adult hood so we could talk music and catch up. I’m sorry I didn’t visit soon enough.

    Give Addie-Kay a big hug and a kiss for me.
    I miss you two dearly.

  9. Jim Tew
    August 3, 2020 2:04 pm

    I loved working with Tom in the Temple and knowing him as a dear and trusted friend. We shared some precious moments together and I will miss him dearly. I know he is happy to be back with his sweet eternal companion – Addie. He missed her so! Heaven has gained another angel!

  10. Richard and Diana Kurtz
    August 3, 2020 3:14 pm

    Hearts are full of sadness for ourselves and happiness for Tom.

    He was such an incredible person showing the good side of life. Always happy, loving, forgiving and helping those who needed help.

    It is now his time to be reunited with his Addie Kay and his many loved ones and so many friends who have gone before him who have prepared for this time.

    We will miss Tom’s happy smile, love of life, and his goodness. Not just a good man but a great man, husband, father and friend to all. He prepared well for this day.

  11. Dorthey Shabe
    August 3, 2020 5:40 pm

    Sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. I knew Tom and Addie Kay in Hayward, CA. They were good friends and we enjoyed our association. They were fun and loving. Alway a treat to be with them.

  12. Meredith Erickson
    August 3, 2020 7:11 pm

    With love and prayers for Tom’s family. He leaves a legacy of love and faith in you. No reunited with Addie Kay, he is an example of the power of eternal love.

  13. Julie Gardner
    August 3, 2020 9:16 pm

    Tom is one of the kindest, most dependable, pure, and loving souls I’ve ever known. Now he his reunited with his perfect match Addie Kay!
    He ALWAYS had a smile on his face. Our families spent many holidays together and were a second family to us. I spent most of my middle school and teen years hanging out over at their house. Wonderful memories I will cherish forever!
    He will be missed every day along with Addie Kay…
    Until we meet again!

    I love you Hartsinck family!

  14. Bill & Brenda Griffin
    August 4, 2020 9:37 pm

    Bill & I were so saddened to receive this news today. We loved working with Brother Hartsink at the Temple. He was one of the most faithful and dedicated people we met during our time there. He would never leave the Temple until everything was tidy and all the cleaning and checking was done. He was a pure joy to be around. Our most sincere sympathies to his family. We will miss our association greatly.
    Bill & Brenda Griffin

  15. Tauna Blaisdell
    August 5, 2020 11:15 am

    My late husband Kieth and I were great friends when we lived in Hendersonville. Addie Kay planned and held wedding and baby showers for my children. We loved them dearly. Their parties were the best in town. Tom was one of Kieth’s closest friends. They loved causing trouble in the High Priest’s quorum. We were devastated when Addie Kay passed. So glad they are back together again. Now Kieth and Tom can cause trouble in heaven together.
    May your family find peace and comfort

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