(Published in The Courier-Journal on November 1, 2010)

THOMAS O. MUNLEY, 89, of Memphis, TN formerly of Benton, KY passed away Friday October 29, 2010 at Methodist LeBonheur Germantown Hospital in Memphis.

He was the former assistant fire chief for the Louisville Fire Department. He served during World War II in the United States Air Force. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

He is survived by two daughters, Barbara Rogers, of Arlington, TN and Donna Weibel, of Springfield, OH; two sons, Patrick Munley, of Benton and Thomas Munley; four grandchildren, Tim Lange, of Louisville, Dennis Lange, of Sacramento, CA, and Kathy Walker and Josh Cowles, both of Memphis; and two great-grandchildren, Jackson Walker and Caleb Cowles.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Simpson Munley; one son, William Munley; and his parents, Thomas M. Munley and Ella Mae Downey Munley.

Graveside funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Marshall County Memory Gardens. Father Babu Kulathumkal will officiate and burial will follow in the Marshall County Memory Gardens. There will be no visitation. Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home handling the arrangements.

Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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