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2013-12-05

Thomas Wayne Farrish

1938-2013

Thomas Wayne Farrish, 75, of Lakehills, passed away Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 28, in Lakehills. He was born in San Antonio on Sept. 26, 1938, to Thomas Jules Farrish and Hattie Leora Vogt Farrish.

Tom completed his high school education in San Antonio. He proudly served his country, including a tour of duty in Viet Nam, before retiring from the United States Navy. Tom's military awards include five good conduct medals, the Republic of Viet Nam Campaign medal, the Viet Nam Service medal, two National Defense Service medals, the Armed Forces Expeditionary medal, and the Navy Achievement medal.

A great man, Tom's family and friends considered him an American patriot.
He is survived by the love of his life, Sharon Young; and sister Barbara Farrish Kersh.

Tom was predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Hattie Farrish; daughter Kathy Farrish; and son Thomas "Tommy" Farrish.

A graveside service with full military honors was held Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, in San Antonio, with Rev. Joe Walts officiating.

Condolences may be sent to the family by selecting the "Send Condolences" link at www.grimesfuneralchapels.com.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Bandera.