Thomas J. Reeder, age 77, of Kempner went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, in Temple. Graveside Services will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, December 28, 2020, at Clear Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Kempner.
Tom was born on June 20, 1943, in San Bernardino, CA to the late Henry and Ruth Thomas Reeder. He graduated from Killeen High School in 1962. He worked as a mechanic for several car dealerships before settling back in Central Texas. In 1975, Tom began his career with the Department of Defense on Fort Hood. This gave him the opportunity to travel and live all over the world. Tom retired in 2005, after 30 years of service. He married Kye Suk Pak on May 12, 1991, in Korea. Tom had a mind of an engineer, always finding things to fix or repurpose, usually making a little money as well. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family and his buddies. Tom was a member of Clear Creek Baptist Church and enjoyed cooking on his smoker for church events.
Tom is survived by his wife, Kye Suk Reeder; children, Tony Reeder and wife, Billie; Tracy Smith and husband, Raymond; one sister, Susie Rose; four grandchildren, Kaleigh, Megan, Ray, and Rebecca.
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