April 20, 2024

Thomas Ray Laswell

Thomas Ray Laswell, 69, passed away on Friday, April 19th, 2024 in Lincoln, NE. He was born March 5th, 1955 in Kansas City, MO to Richard Laswell and LaVerne Smith. Tom battled cancer for 9 years but kept such a positive attitude throughout his battle.

Tom was a fun, goofy, loving guy who could make anyone smile. People often comment how he was able to make them laugh in any situation and he always had fun nicknames for the people he was around most. He was part owner of the paint business, Four Seasons Paint, for over 30 years and ended his professional career as a Custodial Supervisor for LPS at Meadow Lane Elementary where he was loved and appreciated by all the faculty and students.

He loved hanging out with his family, watching the Kansas City Chiefs play, spoiling his two golden retrievers and going for drives out in the country with his wife. He also enjoyed playing golf and baseball.

Tom would do anything for anyone and rarely put his needs before anyone else’s.

Tom is survived by his wife Rhonda; children Nicholas (Jamie), Taylor (Beans A.K.A Adam) and Shane; sisters Connie, Carol and Linda; grandchildren, Jaxen, Caden, Remy, Reese, Leo and Iris and numerous family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and LaVerne and brother Richard, Jr.

A Rosary will be held on Friday, April 26th at 10:00AM at St. John’s Catholic Church, 7601 Vine St, Lincoln, NE 68505. A Funeral Mass will follow the Rosary at 10:30AM at the church. Floral arrangements will be accepted by the family, please send these to the church. Memorials may be donated to Make-A-Wish Foundation. The service will be Livestreamed HERE.



  1. So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. May the memories and your family surround your heart.

  2. I will love and remember you forever. Rhonda and your family will be testament to your wonderful spirit and love for life. I’m a better person for knowing you

  3. Sending our thoughts and prayers. Treasure your memories and sending comfort and peace.

  4. Tom always had a smile he was always in good spirits. Condolences to you and your whole family

  5. I didn’t know Tom, but I know you and that Tom had to be the most wonderful person if you married him. Love and hugs to you and your family Rhonda. I’m so so sorry for your loss💔💔💔

  6. Tom was perhaps the funniest and most fun person I’ve known in my life. Quick wit, one liners, caring, helping, understanding, great smile. The only person I ever knew that lived in the Witness Protection Program🤣. Fly with the angels, you did good Special Agent Man !!!

  7. My sincerest condolences . I used to work with Tom at Meadow Lane and my, oh my , what a funny and kind man . He went above and beyond to help staff have what they needed to do their best work. I loved talking with him and he could make anyone smile or laugh. His wonderful and positive attitude was contagious and his impact on others is eternal , just like his love for his family . I hope I get the chance to chat with again up in Heaven someday . May happy memories comfort you.

  8. Rhonda, sorry to hear about Tom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.


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