Thomas Peter Bevins II

Thomas Peter Bevins II peacefully passed from this life after a long illness at the Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale, Arkansas, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. He was attended by his loving wife, Dail Louise Bevins. Tom was born in Seneca Falls, New York on June 26, 1936, to Thomas Peter Bevins and Louise Bernadette Stapleton Bevins.

He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1954, and received an honorable discharge in 1957. Upon completing his enlistment, he enrolled at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, and completed his undergraduate degree in 1962 at Hobart College, Geneva, New York. He continued his education at the Alexander Hamilton Institute of Modern Business Management (1963-1965) and Claremont Men’s College and attained a Master’s Degree in Business Administration Management in 1976 and an Executive Doctorate of Business Administration in 1988. His management career spanned over 40 years as an internationally recognized turn-around specialist and included top management positions across the globe.

A life-long Catholic and perpetual student of the Church, he spent his time tirelessly researching the church he loved and discussing Holy Scripture, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and the Tradition of the church with his friends, many of whom came to rely on his insight, appreciate his wit and valued his friendship.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Kathleen Eleanor Litchfield, and Mary Louise Brunskill. He is survived by his wife, Dail Louise Bevins of Springdale; eight children, Thomas Peter Bevins III (Jacqueline), Kelly Elizabeth Aldous, and Kimberly Ann Bevins all of Dallas, Texas, Martin Joseph Bevins (Katherine) of Austin Texas, Julibeth Stapleton Bevins of Shreveport, Louisiana, Mary Kathleen Whitehill (Robert) of Montclair, New Jersey, Michael Laskosky (Paulina) of Fox Lake, Illinois, Tara Louise Gillespie (Douglas) of Ontario, Canada; one brother, William Leo Bevins of Shreveport, Louisiana; and one sister, Colleen Ann Rizzieri of Charlotte, North Carolina. He was blessed with sixteen outstanding grandchildren, Katarina, Stefan, Sarah, Thomas, Anna Medora, Lilah, Davis, Patrick, West, Foster, Juliana, Kyron, Milla, Michael and Beau, and one wonderful great-grandchild, Ella Grace.The family would like to thank the compassionate people at The Circle of Life Hospice for their outstanding care and support throughout this difficult time. Words cannot express the gratitude of the family.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, March 22, at Saint Joseph Catholic Church with interment at Fayetteville National Cemetery.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Circle of Life Hospice.

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My life has been awesomely blessed with Tom’s friendship . And as aptly described in his obituary he has fostered a beautiful deepening of faith. His love for the Church, and profound love for the Blessed Sacrament inspired and sanctified his home, when the Holy Eucharist was brought to him. A great servant of the Lord, Tom personified the meaning of redemptive suffering. He proclaimed thanks to God for any and all pain and ill health he may have had. My prayers of love and support to his wife and life partner, my dearest friend, Dail. To every member of… Read more »

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Love to you Dale and children. You were blessed with one of the best in Tom. Steve and Cheryl Miller