November 12, 1934 ~ November 7, 2020

Born in: Owensboro, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Thomas Russell “Tom” Sacra, 85 of Philpot, Kentucky passed away Saturday, November 7, 2020 at his residence. He was born November 12, 1934 in Owensboro, Kentucky to the late Joe Claude and Vela Mae Marsh Sacra. Thomas worked in the oil industry as a driller, and he also worked as a production line supervisor at Commonwealth Aluminum Factory. He took great pride in his work and will be remembered as a “great man,” his grandson stated. Thomas was a great provider, one who enjoyed being outdoors with a fishing pole and a line cast. He also enjoyed watching a good NASCAR race. Known to have a giving and charitable heart, everyone he met noticeably admired him. He had a way with people; making them feel comfortable and appreciated. In his younger years, Thomas enjoyed building race cars with his brothers.

Aside from his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Hill Sacra, his second wife, Pernie “Pat” Sacra; a daughter, Sharon Watkins; and siblings Lois, Joe, and Melnita.

Thomas is survived by his children, Ronald (Wendi) Sacra and Janet Vickers; his companion, Wanda Curtis; two grandchildren, Shawn Higgs and Kevin Higgs: six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rhoda Sacra and Dorcas Nesmith; and a brother, Ray (Alice) Sacra.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Thursday, November 12, 2020 in the Chapel of Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory. Burial will follow in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Wednesday November 11, 2020 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory and Thursday from 10:00 am to the time of the service at the funeral home.

All who wish to honor and remember Thomas in person at the visitation or funeral is required to wear a mask or face covering while inside the funeral home for the safety of all those in attendance.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Sacra. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Thomas and sign his virtual guestbook by going to


Visitation: November 11, 2020 5:00 pm - November 11, 2020 8:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Visitation: November 12, 2020 10:00 am - November 12, 2020 11:00 am

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Service: November 12, 2020 11:00 am

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

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  1. We love you so much and it’s hard to believe you are gone . The kiddos are missing you so much already we love you so much. U til we see you again love your yayhoos as you call them . Much Love and prayers to the family .

  2. You were the Very Best Neighbor Ever
    We will Always remember You and our Visits
    Your Leitchfield Neighbors
    Patty and Robert
    Love to the Family

  3. I will miss T dad so bad. I love him so so much. I really feel the family’s sadness. All the things that t dad has taught me, I will cherish the rest of my life. He always calls me Sammy Jo, because he knows that was my favorite name. Today being his actual birthday, I am wishing him a very happy birthday as he goes in the Gates of Heaven and to God’s arms. I love you T Dad.

  4. Children, sorry for the lose of your father. Thomas was a great neighbor to my family and myself. Remembering when he went to the mailbox and got his paper in the morning and when the mail came he would bring mine to me . When I made bread or pies there was always one with his name on it. He sure love pecan pie. He will so greatly be missed because we all love him so very much. Rest in piece Thomas we will see you again.
    Love Peg

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