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Thomas Kuhn Sr.

December 3, 1931 — March 3, 2020

Grandfalls, Texas

Thomas Edward Kuhn, Sr. was born on December 3, 1931 in Washington D.C., and passed into Glory on March 3, 2020. He was the son of John Earl and Mildred Louise Kuhn. He was married for over 65 years to Mary Walker Kuhn of Grandfalls TX. He is also survived by three sons and daughters–in–law; John Mark and Linda, Thomas Edward, Jr. and Sandra, and David William and Katherine. His four grandchildren are Jennifer, Melissa, John Matthew and his wife Jamie, and Bradley. He was the proud great-grandfather of Keegan, Gavriel, Frances, Spencer, Lena, Jayda, Arcee, Keira, Sydney, and Gavin. His many interests include automobile engine building, bridge, and fishing. He was also a very challenging and competitive ping-pong player. He and Mary were great travelers. They, with friends and members of their family, enjoyed trips to Great Britain, Europe, Canada, Israel, and many parts of the United States. Tom was always proud of his family and friends, giving encouragement, support and love in all their activities and accomplishments. His professional career began with three years of service in the U.S. Air Force, where he received graduate level training in electronic accounting and management. Following discharge, he was employed for 3 years by the National Security Agency.  During his long years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture he held a wide variety of positions including the directorship of large mainframe computer centers in New Orleans and Washington, D.C. He retired from there in 1980 as Director of the Washington Computer Center, working directly from the office of the Secretary of Agriculture. He then, with his three sons, formed the Odessa Data Company, dealing in the sale and over-sight of all types of computer equipment. During these years he also was employed by several large corporations as a Marketing Representative and Regional Director. His long years of professional service ended with over ten years as Veterans Service Officer of Ward County, Texas. Of all the positions that he held, this was the one that gave him the greatest personal satisfaction. Over the years, Mr. Kuhn has served in major public capacities as president, chairman, and board member for civic and business development organizations, such as citizens’ associations, regional and national business alliances, inter-federation groups, health and welfare councils, mental health associations, school districts, churches, and hospitals. He has served the city of Grandfalls in several positions of civic leadership. His years of service have included founding membership in the Epiphany Ministry of Texas, a Christian outreach to incarcerated youth. He has also been a member, leader and supporter of the Pecos River Valley Walk to Emmaus. The honor of which he was most proud was to be a Christian, a member of the Grandfalls Union Church, and an Ordained Elder in the Presbyterian Church. Tom’s legacy of faith, love and service lives on in each life that he touched and in all the good that he accomplished. He was, indeed, a man of God.  Interment will be at the Tamarisk Cemetery near Grandfalls at 11:00 A.M, on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. A service of worship and a joyful celebration of his life will be held at the Union Church at 2:00 P.M. on that same day. Memorial gifts may be made to the Grandfalls Union Church, or to an organization of your choice. Visit our website to sign the guestbook or leave a personal note for the family. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Harkey Funeral Home.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

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