Thomas S. Streetman, of Crossett, died peacefully at home December 1, 2019. He was 82.
Mr. Streetman was a founding member of the law firm, Streetman & Gibson, PLLC.
He was preceded in death by his parents, C. J. Streetman and Ira Burchfield Streetman; and siblings, Charles Patton Streetman and Bonnie Love.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Jo Ann Tolleson Streetman; a daughter, Suzanne Streetman; a son, Mark Streetman; and grandsons, Markus Streetman and Maxwell Thomas Browne.
Mr. Streetman was a member of Arkansas Bar Association, the 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.
Mr. Streetman attended the University of Arkansas where he received a BA in 1959. He received a JD from University of Arkansas Law School. He was associate editor of the Arkansas Law Review (1960-1961).
Active in civic affairs, Mr. Streetman was a former president of the Crossett Chamber of Commerce (1980-1981) and former 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, Mr. Streetman 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.
Mr. Streetman 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 Conway Twitty and Tammy Wynette’s songs.
A private family service will be held on Saturday, December 14, from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Crossett. A public visitation will follow at 2 p.m. in the parish hall of the church. The church is located at 909 Hickory Street.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church or to the Crossett Community Scholarship Fund.