Thomas S. Streetman died peacefully at home December 1, 2019. His parents were C. J. Streetman and Ira Burchfield Streetman. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Jo Ann Tolleson Streetman; daughter, Suzanne Streetman; son, Mark Streetman; and grandsons, Markus Streetman and Maxwell Thomas Browne. He is preceded in death by siblings Charles Patton Streetman and Bonnie Love.
He was a founding member of Streetman & Gibson, PLLC; a member of Arkansas Bar Association; Arkansas Bar Foundation; and Debtor-Creditor Bar Association of Central Arkansas. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2019; and Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2008-2019. He served as Crossett City Attorney from 1967 until 1998.
He proudly served in the United States Air Force as a JAG officer from 1961 until 1964, where he earned the rank of Captain.
Tom attended the University of Arkansas where he received a BA in 1959, and following that received a JD from University of Arkansas Law School. He was associate Editor of the Arkansas Law Review (1960-1961).
Active in civic affairs, he was a Past President of the Crossett Chamber of Commerce (1980-1981) and Past President of the Crossett Rotary Club.
He was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.
Aside from being passionate about the practice of law, Tom dearly loved his family, his friends, his fishing trips to Grand Isle, and the Arkansas Razorbacks. He watched the games with fervor, and each spectacular play or touchdown was punctuated with a resounding “Get Back!”
His love of cooking was well known by those in the community. Raising money for charities and the church, he cooked gumbo, chili, and barbecue. His smoked meats were highly prized by recipients at Christmas. Family gatherings always revolved around food.
Tom and his wife were ardent travelers, loving the adventure that travel provides, but they also loved to return to familiar places, such as Lisbon, Salzburg, and, especially Paris.
Intimate friends know he liked Classic Country music. His favorites were Conway Twitty (aka “Cornway”), Tammy Wynette, and Patsy Cline. Many women in his life have fond memories of dancing with him to their songs.
A private memorial service will be held December 14th at one o’clock at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Crossett. It is to be followed at two o’clock by a public visitation in the parish hall of the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church or to the Crossett Community Scholarship Fund.