Tom was born June 15, 1969 in Minneapolis to A.W. & Penelope (Pearce) Minor. He attended school and graduated from Browerville Public and during his time at BHS, Tom participated in football and wrestling. He then went to Wilmar Technical College for welding and then was employed as a long haul truck driver for ten years and also worked at WDC Exploration and Well Drilling for eight years. Tom was a jack of all trades; from working on cars to small engines to making a large assortment of knives.
Tom enjoyed going to auctions, hunting and fishing and especially loved his grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his brothers John and Aaron.
Tom is survived by his children, Christopher (Veronica) Minor, Browerville, Miranda Minor, Wheaton, grandchildren, Kylee and Riley, mother, Penny, siblings, Rick Darnell, Cindy Harden and Lillian Darnell, Step mother Verna Christopher, stepsiblings, Gary Christopher, Jr., Kelly Johnson, Greg Christopher, Kim Zigan and many nieces, nephews, cousins and best friend Mike Line.