Thomas J. Esford, 54, of Petoskey, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. Thomas was a dedicated and loving husband and father. He enjoyed being outside, restoring cars, and spending time with his family. He is preceded in death by his brother Michael. Thomas is survived by his loving wife Laura, their children Adrienne Esford, Thomas Esford Jr., Haley (Jordan) DuBeau and Luke Esford. His parents Bob and Helen Esford of Petoskey, sister Cathy (Andy) Dulin and brother Bob Esford. The visitation and funeral service will be held Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Trinity Missionary Church on North Division Rd. in Petoskey. The family will be receiving friends at 11 AM with the funeral service to begin at 12 PM. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Hospice of Little Traverse Bay. Arrangements were handled by Charles G. Parks Funeral Home in Petoskey, MI.