The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

March 22, 2013

Thomas David LaMunyon

Published 3-22-13


Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Funeral service for Thomas David LaMunyon, 90, of Enid, will be 10 a.m. today, March 22, 2013, at Emmanuel Baptist Church, with Rev. Wade Burleson via video and Pastor Dan O’Daniel officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Service is under the direction of Brown-Cummings Funeral Home. Graveside Military Honors will be conducted by the United States Army.

Born to Henry S. and Lela Perry LaMunyon Oct. 19, 1922, in Ringwood, Tom passed from this life on Monday, March 18, 2013, in Enid.

Raised and educated in Ringwood, he received his diploma in 1941, from Ringwood High School.

After graduation, Tom was employed by the Civilian Conservation Corp., constructing Roman Nose State Park.

In 1943, the Army drafted him and he served in five major battles in the European Theater. His 137th Regiment was the second wave to land at Normandy and fought their way across France all the way to Berlin, serving under General Patton. Receiving the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts, Tom was honorably discharged at the end of the war in 1945.

Tom and Dorothy J. Eck were married Nov. 30, 1946, at Central Christian Church in Enid.

Delivering propane for two years, Tom returned to Ringwood to farm, raise cattle and work in the post office, where he was a post Master.

In 1956, Tom, along with his family moved to Fairview, where he became a well-known and respected front end mechanic. Later in 1969, He and Ollie Eck, his brother-in-law and friend, opened E and L Auto and ran it until 1984, when he retired.

For over 60 years, Tom was a dedicated Mason, starting out in the Cleo Springs Lodge. Later he transferred to Fairview Masonic Lodge 377. Helping to establish and support new lodges with his knowledge of the Masons, He ended his life as a member of five lodges in Fairview, Ringwood, Hennessey, Waukomis and Enid Lodge 80.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Dorothy; son, Dana and wife Sherry of Enid; daughter, Marla Reames and husband Ronald of Fairview; grandchildren, Cari Owens of Owasso, Courtney Martens and husband Brent of Edmond, JPaul LaMunyon and wife Hope of Enid, and Amanda LaMunyon of Enid.

He was also blessed to know and love his four great-grandchildren, Joshua and Jordan Owens and Preston and Paxton Martens. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and four sisters, Grace Day, Hope Schardin Henry, Faith Keck, Jacquelyn Moore, and their spouses.

Memorials may be made to Fairview Masonic lodge 377 with Brown-Cummings serving as custodian of funds.

Condolences may be made to the family online at Brown-Cummings.com.

(Submitted by family)