Thomas Karle


Thomas Raymond Karle, 69, of Lubbock, Texas, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.

Thomas Raymond Karle, 69, of Lubbock, Texas, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.

He was born July 14, 1944, in Rocky Ford, Colo., to Alex and Emma Meisner Karle.

Mr. Karle moved to the Garden City area in 1955. He worked as a pump specialist with Goulds Pumps in Garden City and Lubbock for more than 35 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam.

Survivors include a brother, Robert Karle of Topeka; and two sisters, Kathy Wood of Pratt, and Carol Peters of Damascus, Ore. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, James, John and Alex Karle.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

The family suggests memorials to the charity of your choice.

Combest Family Funeral Homes of Lubbock is in charge of arrangements. Visit


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