Thomas Merton Veatch, an 86-year-old resident of Joplin, died at his home at 1:25 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, 2008.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 21, 2008 at the Forest Park Baptist Church in Joplin. Pastor John Swadley and Rev. Lee Doss will officiate. A graveside service will be at 4 p.m. on Friday at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, north of Trenton. Jim Crow will