---- — OTTUMWA — Frederick Thomas " Tom" Thuman, 74, of Red Oak, Texas, went home to glory Dec. 9, 2013.
He was born May 4, 1939, to Frederick C. Thuman Jr.and Grace Anna Moultrie Thuman of St. Joseph, Mo.
During his career, he worked for Meadow Gold Dairy in St. Joseph, Mo., and Ottumwa and retired from Borden Dairy in Dallas, Texas.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Rosalyn Joyce Thuman of Red Oak, Texas. Surviving siblings are Robert Thuman, David and Jean Thuman and Nancy Thuman of St. Joseph, Mo., and a sister-in-law, Cherie Miller of Springdale, Ark. Five children survive: Tammy and Danny Garr of Glenn Heights, Texas, Cindi and Steve Waisath of Aurora, Ill., Tom and Julia Thuman of Prosper, Texas, Lori and Scott Pratt of Brunswick, Ga., and Kristi Henderson of Stafford, Va. He leaves 15 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and five nieces. He was loved and will be missed by all. We love you, "Papa Tom."
He was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dale and Nadine Kretzer.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Eastridge Baptist Church, Red Oak, Texas. Interment will follow at Red Oak Cemetery.
Family visitation will be Friday at Wayne Boze Funeral Home, 1826 W. Highway 287 Bypass, Waxahachie, Texas.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wayne Boze Funeral Home in Waxahachie, Texas. Visit www.waynebozefuneralhome.com.