Tommy Kunkle PDF Print E-mail

William Thomas “Tommy” Kunkle, 71, of Prosperity, died September 16, 2018 at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Born in Newberry on July 7, 1947, he was a son of the late James Ellis and Eleanor Folk Kunkle. He was a United States Army veteran and served 2 tours in Vietnam. He retired from Norfolk Southern with over 37 years of service. Tommy loved Clemson Football, fishing , and spending time outdoors. He especially loved his canine sidekick “Sassy” and his grand dog “Boogie.”

He is survived by his wife, Debbie Black Kunkle; his daughter, Donna Elizabeth Kunkle of Prosperity; a sister, Jannie Hall of Batesburg; and a brother, Jim Kunkle of Pomaria. He was predeceased by a sister, Joann Willard.

Crypt side funeral services will be conducted at 3:00PM Wednesday in Newberry Memorials Gardens by the Rev. Pamela Turfa. Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Active pall bearers will be Chris Kunkle, Rick Martin, Mike Willard, Mark Chrisley, Charlie Zoble, and Jonathan Alewine.

The family would like to thank the staff and nurses at Newberry Infusion Center for their care.

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#8 Joan Perry 2018-09-19 03:32
I am so sorry for your loss, my prayers for you during these hard times,.your friends are here for you and Donna, I am one of many!
#7 Edgar Mauney 2018-09-18 19:19
Sorry to hear of Tommy going home he was my foreman for several years and I appreciated his good work with me on Norfolk Southern. God bless and keep the family.

Grace and Peace

#6 Alice & Danny Turner 2018-09-18 14:54
Debbie, Donna & Family,

So sorry for your loss. May the Lord wrap you in his loving arms and carry you through the difficult days ahead.
#5 Terrie Mayer 2018-09-18 14:46
Debbie..... please accept my sincere condolences.
"GOD is our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble."
May OUR GRACIOUS LORD grant you comfort, acceptance, and peace.

With love and sympathy,
Terrie Shealy Mayer
#4 Linda Rikard 2018-09-18 11:47
Debbie, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for you and family
#3 Lynn Wessinger 2018-09-18 06:51
I remember Tommy well from school. My prayers are with all of you.
Lynn and Larry Wessinger
#2 Edith Kinard 2018-09-17 18:45
Debbie and Donna, we are so sorry for your loss! Praying for comfort and peace.Love to you both.
#1 June Stepp-King 2018-09-17 12:59
I'm sorry to hear about Tommy. I did not know him personally but I spent lots of time with his sisters when we were young. His Dad was one of my favorite First Cousins. God will surely hold you in His arms throughout this difficult journey..
With sympathy, June Hawkins Stepp-King