Thomas F. “Tom” Toppin, Jr.
September 26, 1963 - December 23, 2020
Thomas F. “Tom” Toppin, Jr. (also known as “Little Tommy”), age 57, of Newark, DE, passed away due to cardiac arrest on Wednesday, December 23, 2020.
Born in Wilmington, DE on September 26, 1963, he was the son of Thomas F. Toppin, Sr. and the late Patricia (Hobbs) Toppin. Tom made a career out of being a union electrician for IBEW Local 313 in New Castle for 30 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, canoeing, camping, and doing magic tricks. Tom also took trips to Indonesia. He never missed an outing or activity that involved his son, and would often include his son’s friends. Tom was also a dedicated step-father. He will always be remembered for putting his family first.
Tom is survived by his only son, Tyler, for whom he was a loving and reliable father and marvelous wife of 5 years, Lydia.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Friday, January 8, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, followed by a funeral service at 11 am. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Interment will be held privately in All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance.