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Thomas "Tom" L. Moley

December 15, 1957 — February 21, 2024

Coffeyville, Kansas

Thomas "Tom" L. Moley

Thomas “Tom” L. Moley known by his family as the best husband, dad, papa, brother, uncle and friend God could have ever given them passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at CRMC in Coffeyville, Kansas.   

December 15, 1957, marked the day that Joseph Benjamin and Dorothey Mae (McNeil) welcomed their son Thomas L. Moley into this world in Pittsburg, Kansas. The Moley family moved to Coffeyville when he was about 5 years of age.  He began school attending Garfield grade school and completed his education at Field Kindley Memorial High School.  After high school he enlisted in the US Navy where he received an Honorable Discharge. Upon his return home to Coffeyville, he attended SEK Trade School enrolling in carpentry, upon completing the course, he began working as a carpenter.  

Tom had a good friend that happened to be a girl by the name of Terri Hamlin all through Jr. High School.  As each of them pursued different interests that led to different friendships, the two simply went separate ways after high school. Fast forward a few years later after Tom was out of the service, he decided to change jobs from being a carpenter and obtained employment at what became a lifelong career at OK Electric.  Mr. Hamlin, his boss was his Jr. High friend, Terri’s dad.  That is where the next chapter of his life began, the two fell in love and were married on November 15, 1985, and just celebrated 39 years together.  Tom always told Terri she was his first and forever love.  Tom and Terri eventually became the owners of OK Electric. Tom continued to operate OK Electric with the same integrity as his father-in-law always had.   

People traveled from all over Southeast Kansas and Northern Oklahoma to bring motors, pumps, alternators, and any other type of electrical component to OK Electric because of his knowledge and ability to repair or redesign almost anything.  He was a man of his word, if he said he would do it he followed through with it.  He helped countless customers with midnight repairs of blower mowers to heat or cool their homes in extreme conditions.  He always kept his charges at a minimum never wanting to price gouge his customers. 

He was “Mr. Fix It” if he didn’t know how to fix a carpentry need, automotive repair, motor repair, he would put great thought and self-taught engineering into it until he came up with a solution. He put the same efforts into his personal relationship with his family and friends.  He always put his wife before his own wants or needs, teaching the importance of being a good husband and father to his sons, also teaching them to love and to put others before themselves, he led by example not just in talk.  He also knew that there were some things in life he couldn’t fix but he could be a good husband, dad, grandpa, friend, or neighbor by spending time with that person and simply listening to them.  That is what made Tom compassionate, caring, giving, loyal and a fair businessman but most importantly a good family man.   

Our community will miss Tom Moley but no one more than his wife Terri of the home; his children Jason Nash and wife Shallon, Jesse Moley and wife Carrie; his siblings Joe Moley, Linda Moley, Cathy Moley and Becky Simpson; grandchildren Jaylin Nash, Mercedes Nash, Brieah Nash, Hadley Moley, Thomas Moley, Charlotte Moley; bonus grandchildren Raskan Lindsey, Kiara Lindsey, Aubrey Battaglear, Sophie Battaglear; bonus great grandchildren Kiya Neal, Darius Lindsey and Milo Neal. He also leaves extended family and longtime friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Dorthy, father and mother-in-law Dale and Patricia Hamlin, and son Joey Moley. 

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville at 2:00 pm, Pastor Gary Davis will be officiating.  Graveside services will follow with Military Honors at the Fairview Veterans Memorial Patio.  Tom will be laid to rest in Fairview Cemetery near his son. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, from 6 to 8pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel.  The family request memorial contributions to be made payable to Jason Nash for the Jaylin Nash Medical Fund established at Equity Bank and may be left in care of the chapel.  To leave an online condolence, share a memory or view services visit Tom’s obituary page at www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

 

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