Thomas Reed Haun, former Monroe County trustee and World War II veteran, went to his heavenly home on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020.
He was 96 years old.
He was married to the late Betty Ruth Raley Haun for 67 years.
Mr. Haun was born in Bradley County, Tennessee, and moved to Sweetwater shortly after his birth. He was the son of the late Clarence and Ella (Dollie) Haun.
He was a decorated staff sergeant in the 34th Division of the 168th Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army. He was in battles in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater. Mr. Haun was wounded in northern Italy. He was awarded the Purple Heart medal, and Silver Star and Bronze Stars for his bravery and service to our country.
Mr. Haun was a member of the Order of the Odd Fellows and a 32nd Degree Mason. He also was a member of the Sweetwater Rebekah Lodge.
He was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church, having joined in 1935. He served as a deacon for many years.
He was a manager at Sweetwater Hosiery Mill before moving to work as a deputy clerk in the General Sessions Court.
Mr. Haun was elected trustee of Monroe County in 1970 and served the citizens for 32 years. He was also on the Sweetwater City Commission prior to his tenure as trustee and following his retirement, having served as the Fire Department commissioner in his last tenure. He enjoyed working for the people of Sweetwater and Monroe County.
He was generous, gentle, gracious and grateful. Mr. Haun was a true gentleman. His life was marked by service to God, his church, our country, the community and his family.
In addition to his wife and his parents, he was preceded in death by: his beloved brother, Roger William (Bill), and his wife, Marjorie; and his sisters, Elizabeth Haun Lingerfelt and Virginia
Mr. Haun is survived by: his loving daughter, Patricia (Pat) Haun Ingram and her husband, Dr. Dewayne Ingram, of Nicholasville, Kentucky;
Treasured grandchildren, Trisha Ingram Layow and her husband, Matthew Layow of Nicholasville, Kentucky, and grandson, Brent Ingram, of San Antonio, Texas;
He delighted in his three great-grandchildren, Cole Thomas Layow (10) and twins, Savannah Kate Layow and Scarlett Grace Layow (7);
He is also survived by close nephew, Roger Haun, and his family, along with other wonderful nieces and nephews.
Friends and family could drop by Kyker Funeral Home at their convenience on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. A graveside service was held on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at 1 p.m. at the Sweetwater Memorial Park with Dr. Leonard Markham conducting the Celebration of Life.
Expressions of sympathy can be made in memory of Mr. Haun to the First Baptist Church, 303 Wright Street, Sweetwater, Tennessee 37874.
Kyker Funeral Homes, Sweetwater, in charge of the arrangements.