Tom was born in Indianapolis Aug. 30, 1949, the son of Marion and Elizabeth (Greenough) McQuade.
Tom served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
After he returned home from Turkey, where he was stationed, he went to work for Coca Cola and then Allison's Transmissions. Tom had worked for Allison's for many years before his illness forced him to retire.
In his free time, Tom enjoyed watching NASCAR and swimming.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son Jerremiah Bales and daughter-in-law Kristy Bales.
He is survived by his wife Sonya McQuade, son Zachariah McQuade (Sherlana Leiba), Indianapolis, daughters Ariel McQuade, Katrina McQuade and Sarah McQuade, all of Brazil, grandson Aidan McQuade, and brother Gary McQuade (Terri), Indianapolis.
At his request, cremation has been chosen.
Burial will take place at Cloverdale Cemetery at a later date.
French Funeral Home has been entrusted with his care.
Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.