Wolfe, Thomas E.

U.S. Marine And Air Force Veteran Was Active Member Of Amateur Radio Community

  • Monday, May 20, 2024
Thomas E. Wolfe
Thomas E. Wolfe

Thomas E. Wolfe of Hixson, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at the age of 94.

While he was born in Milwaukee, Wi., to Elmer and Carrie Wolfe, he spent the majority of his life in Hixson and was a graduate of Hixson High School.

He went on to serve as a radio operator with the U.S. Marine Corps in Korea and returned to Hixson to marry the love of his life, Patsy Beene, and to work in the field of communications with BellSouth and AT&T.

Mr. Wolfe was also a devoted member of Hixson United Methodist Church and the Flying Fez unit of Alhambra Shrine Temple. He was an active member of the amateur radio community throughout his life, holding membership in the American Radio Relay League, Chattanooga Tri State FM Association, and the Chattanooga Amateur Radio Club. He served many years in the Air Force Reserve and as a volunteer with the Civil Defense Rescue Service (later Hamilton County Rescue Service) and with the Civil Air Patrol.

He is survived by his daughter, Debra Anne (David) Shumaker of Bristol, Tennessee; grandson Joshua (Emily) Shumaker of Alexandria, Virginia; great-grandson Theodore; great-granddaughter June; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation for Mr. Wolfe will be held from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, at Chattanooga Funeral Home North Chapel.

The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel immediately following visitation.

Interment and military honors will occur at 2 p.m. in the Chattanooga National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation in honor of Mr. Wolfe to Shriners Children's Hospital or Hixson United Methodist Church.

Visit www.chattanooganorthchapel.com to share memories and condolences.

Arrangements are entrusted to Chattanooga Funeral Home, North Chapel, Hixson, Tn.

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