Macon County Chronicle

Thomas E. “Tommy” Blunkall, 81

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000185 EndHTML:0000002926 StartFragment:0000002444 EndFragment:0000002890 SourceURL:file://localhost/Volumes/SERVER/EDITORIAL/7-19-11/obits/blunkall.doc Mr. Thomas E. “Tommy” Blunkall of Old Hickory died at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday afternoon July 6, 2011 at his McArthur Drive home under hospice care. He was 80. Funeral services were conducted Friday evening July 8th at 7 p.m. from the Hermitage Funeral Home. Rucker Chunn and Mr. Blunkall’s son Thomas Blunkall Jr. officiated Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000185 EndHTML:0000003658 StartFragment:0000002446 EndFragment:0000003622 SourceURL:file://localhost/Volumes/SERVER/EDITORIAL/7-19-11/obits/blunkall.doc

 Graveside services and interment were conducted Saturday afternoon July 9th at 1 p.m. from the Smith Family Cemetery in the Smith Bend Community with the same officiates. Born Thomas Eudaly Blunkall in Nashville on December 17, 1930, he was one of seven children of the late William and Lillian Gilliam Blunkall. Five siblings preceded him in death, three sisters, Lona McPherson, Malvena Farmer, Wanda Perkerson and two brothers, Buddy and Arthur Blunkall. On January 13, 1979 Mr. Blunkall was united in marriage to Smith Bend Community native Bobbie Jean Smith. Mr. Blunkall was of the Baptist faith, a Mason and was retired from Avco Aerostructures with 27 years service. Surviving in addition to his wife of thirty two years are three children, Thomas E. “Tommy” Blunkall Jr. and wife Phyllis of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Vickie Jewel and husband Eddie of Texas, Billy Blunkall and wife Janice of Lewisburg, TN; step-son, Tom Forkum and wife Ellen of Gladdice; sister, Helen Rekart of Lebanon; fourteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.