Jarrod Michael Toms

Jarrod Michael Toms, 38, of Lawrence, Kansas passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018 surrounded by family after a brief battle with cancer.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence. Visitation will proceed the service beginning at 9:00 a.m. Burial will be in Grantville Cemetery in Grantville, KS.

Jarrod was born July 14, 1979 in Topeka, Kansas the son of Michael and Deborah (Welter) Toms.

He was a jack of many trades but helping people with their IT & computer issues was his passion. He was known for his customer service skills and huge, memorable smile.

He served his country in the U.S. Army.

His survivors include, his father, Michael (Jody) Toms of Marion, IA, his daughter, Rian Marie Toms of Cedar Rapids, IA, his son, Aiden Michael Toms, his brother, Travis Toms both of Lawrence, sister, Morgan (Burdick) Eggers of Bellevue, IA, his grandmother, Nancy Boswell of Lawrence.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Debbie Toms.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in his name to American Cancer Society or VITAS Healthcare: Hospice, Palliative Care, & End of Life Services and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

For more information or to post a condolence go to warrenmcelwain.com.

16 Condolences

  1. Tom Campbell on June 4, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    Rest in Peace Jarrod. You were blessed with beautiful children and many who loved you. It is tragic that you became afflicted with such a devastating disease that no one should suffer, but a blessing that you passed relatively quickly. My deepest condolences go out to those closest to you and who will miss you more than you’ll ever know. Your smile was contagious!

  2. Stephanie Wiggins on June 5, 2018 at 12:53 am

    I love and miss you Jarrod fly high homie. You will never be forgotten. Your a soldier!!!

  3. Jason Toms on June 5, 2018 at 8:34 am

    Words can not express my sadness and deepest sympathy. A life that ended too soon. I will forever have the memories of our guys weekends at uncle John’s fishing, playing cards and enjoying each others company. You will forever be missed but never forgotten.

  4. Anthony Sutton on June 5, 2018 at 9:34 am

    You were always there for me buddy anytime I needed anything you would come through. You were a true friend and I’ll miss you

  5. Shawna Radcliffe on June 5, 2018 at 9:35 am

    Jarrod though I can’t say I knew you long maybe a year. You some how touched me with your kind spirit and positive attitude and that smile. Your time here may have been short. In that sort time you touched many lives with your kindness and caring. Your energy lives on in all that love you. I hope the healing of all that were so close and suffer the burden of your passing will find comfort in that you did not have a long drawn out illness. Thank you for the very positive way you touched my life briefly. You are definitely missed.

  6. Julie Bailey on June 5, 2018 at 10:45 am

    Jarrod, from the moment we met over 15 years ago, you have been my hero. You brought me light when I was lost in darkness, you gave me hope when I had none left, you gave me kindness when I couldn’t find a friend, you gave me strength and reason to keep going when I had given up, you gave me understanding and compassion when I was struggling with depression and addiction. You were always there for me when I needed a true friend. You know me more than most anybody. I will always cherish our long drives together talking and laughing and just being silly for the sake of it. You are the kindest kind of soul. You bring love, light, compassion and understanding to each and every person. You told me a long time ago to take your hand and you promised to never let go. And you never did. I am still holding tight, and I promise you I will never let go. God Speed my friend.

  7. Jennifer Ugarte on June 5, 2018 at 10:47 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I can only imagine how you must feel. I have found comfort in scriptures like Job 14:14,15 which remind me that God cares so deeply for us that he yearns for the day when he will bring us back to life on earth (John 5:28, 29). I hope that these words bring you comfort as well.

  8. Jackie Dunn on June 5, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    I dont even kno what to say….
    A couple weeks ago…. you told me you want to fight a losing battle for years and part of you just wanted it to be over with… You asked if you could just be normal for a while… So we wasted a whole day working on the fan in shawnas laptop lhh.. I’m so glad I was able to give you that… I’m so sorry I didn’t know the last time you left was gonna be the last time…
    RIP yo.

  9. Jessica on June 5, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    I hadn’t seen you for a bit but you always carried a special place in my heart. No matter how much time had passed in between, we always picked right back up where we left off! You had your ups and downs but always were a good friend to all, regardless. You’re going to be missed by many! You got your wings, Fly high my friend! ❤️

  10. Travis Dowling on June 5, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    Jarrod I love you brother. You were so young and full of life. Always the life of where ever you were at. Fly high with the angels. You will be missed

  11. Chasity on June 5, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    Im really at a loss for words right now. You have touched so many hearts including mine. Please watch over all of us. You have a beautiful soul and will never be forgotten. Say hi to amanda for me. I am grateful to have called you my friend. Goodbye “red car” Jarrod.

  12. Jess J on June 5, 2018 at 10:35 pm


    I haven’t seen you since high school but you were a good friend to me at that time. I’ll never forget your skater jeans and your huge smile. I’m so sorry to hear about your passing. Fly high!! R.I.P., my old friend. You will be missed!

  13. megan on June 5, 2018 at 11:34 pm

    what an awful way to be in touch with you again. i’m so sorry i let it come to this….

    you were our cable guy. you were the real person, a key to an outside world… you were her skippy. which became our skippy.
    she and i were thick as thieves and you loved us for it, but you didn’t let us get away with anything too ridiculous. to be honest, you might’ve saved our lives.
    you were never forgotten and you’ll always be missed.

  14. Melissa on June 5, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    You will be missed by so many people including myself. I will never forget that smile of yours. You’d brighten up a room when you’d walk in. I’m so thankful I was able to meet you and have a bond with you that no one could break. Fly high love. You will always hold a special place in my heart. I love you and always will. Sending my prayers to your children and family. Love you Jarrod Michael Toms ???????? I’ll see you again one day until then watch over us all.

  15. Jawan on June 7, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    Condolences to the Family. He was a great person and good sense of humor. He will be missed. Heaven gained another Angel

  16. Sylvia Campbell on June 8, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    My sincere condolences to Jarrod’s loved ones and friends – especially to his children, Rian and Aiden. May you all find comfort in the love you shared during his life cut short.

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