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Thomas James Vail Sr.

June 14, 1938 — July 21, 2017

Thomas James Vail, Sr., 79 years old, of French Lick, Indiana, formerly of Indianapolis, Indiana died on July 21st, 2017 at Springs Valley Meadows in French Lick, Indiana.

He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on June 14th, 1938 to Wilbert and Alberta “Lawver” Vail.

Tom married the love of his life Joan Wagstaff on November 4th, 1955 and she survives. He appreciated and loved his supportive children.

He was preceded in death by his parents, (1) son – Timothy Scott Vail in 1980 and (1) son-in-law – Mark Kern.

Tom was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 2001.  He attended the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in French Lick.  He and his wife Joan especially enjoyed helping to build the Kingdom Hall with all of their friends.

He retired from Ford Motor Company in Indianapolis, Indiana after 38 years.


Tom is survived by:

Wife Joan Vail French Lick, Indiana

(2) Sons Thomas James Vail, Jr. (Sally) Indianapolis, Indiana
Rick E. Vail (Becky) New Palestine, Indiana

(1) Daughter Tammy J. Kern French Lick, Indiana

(1) Brother William Vail

(9) Grandchildren (5) Great-Grandchildren


Memorial Service
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 12th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in French Lick, Indiana.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Service, French Lick, Indiana. 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website – www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.
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Mount Lebanon Cemetery

IN-56, French Lick, IN

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