Merced Sun Star, Friday January 19, 1996
Thomas Killebrew, 74
Thomas "Tom" Lynell Killebrew, a truck driver and 46 year resident of Merced,
died Tueday at Mercy Hospital. He was 74.
Mr. Killebrew was born Jan. 2, 1922 in Kansas and moved to Merced in 1950. He
was a truck driver for Wallace Trucking for 12 years and served in the U.S.
Army during World War II.
He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and Merced's Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2nd Ward. He enjoyed the outdoors, including
fishing, hiking, and collecting rocks.
Mr. Killebrew was preceded in death by a sister, Lucille Law, and a brother,
Survivors include his wife, Christine Killebrew of Merced; three daughters,
Beverly Jean Van Dyke of Merced, Marie Lucille Mann of New Mexico, and Kathryn
Gail Porter of Washington; two sons, Stephen Killebrew of Merced and Thomas
Killebrew, Jr. of Carson City, Nev.; 11 grandchildren; and five
Visitation will be today from noon to 7 p.m. at Stratford Evans Merced
Chapel. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints with Bishop Greg Hazard officiating.
Contributions to Hospice of Merced, P.O. Box 763, Merced 95341 would be
appreciated by the family.