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Colonial Funeral Home

625 Kitty Hawk Road, Universal City, TX

OBITUARY

Thomas Lawrence Hands

February 13, 1927June 22, 2020

Thomas (Tom) Lawrence Hands was born on February 13, 1927 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to William and Agnes Hands. As a child, Tom eventually made his way to Phelps, Wisconsin where he lived until joining the US Navy.

After several years in the Navy supporting WWII, he made his way to the US Air Force for the next 23 years. During his time in the Air Force, Tom spent time in Vietnam, Thailand, 3 tours in Japan, North and South Carolina, Delaware, New Mexico, Texas (Abilene) in addition to numerous temporary duty assignments. Tom retired out of Altus AFB, Oklahoma in 1973 and moved to San Antonio where he happily joined VFW Post 4676 and American Legion Post 667. Tom was preceded in death by his wife Marcella (Mickey), sons Michael, and Kevin and great grandson, Caden. Tom is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Simpson, two sons Richard (spouse-Beth) Hands, and Kenneth Hands, 4 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Tom was loved very much by his family and friends and will be sorely missed.

  • FAMILY

  • Tom was preceded in death by his wife Marcella (Mickey), sons Michael, and Kevin and great grandson, Caden. Tom is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Simpson, two sons Richard (spouse-Beth) Hands, and Kenneth Hands, 4 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Tom was loved very much by his family and friends and will be sorely missed.
  • DONATIONS

  • American Cancer Society

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Memories

Thomas Lawrence Hands

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David Crookham

July 1, 2020

Tom was a true Veteran and a true friend. He will be missed by all, we worked together for many years in the VFW and also on Aircraft. Dave Crookham.

Melvin Rollins

July 1, 2020

My condolences to the family. Tom was one of the finest individuals that I knew, it was a pleasure to call him a friend.
He will be sorely missed by everyone that has known him.

Nancy Maloney

June 30, 2020

Tom was the first friend I made at the VFW back in fall 1991. There wasn't anything he wouldn't do to help his friends and comrades. When we were clearing off Radar's lot to expand our Post, Tom was there every day doing twice the work of men 1/2 his age. He was gentle and loving and I will miss him every day. I am happy he can be reunited now with his beloved Mickey.

Debra & Larry Seals

June 30, 2020

Tom you are very missed by so many.
Thanks for letting us know you. RIP
Dear man.we will miss you🙏🏻❤️
Love Smax & Debbie

Charity Farr

June 24, 2020

He was a great man it was a great privilege to take care of him on his last days on earth. He is going to be missed. Rest in Peace Mr. Hands. I'm going to miss your sense of humor and your smile.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY