Thomas Chadwell


United States Army Retired Thomas Chadwell, 75, died March 19.
He served as Chief Warrant Officer 3 from May 1955 to Oct. 1984, when he retired as a Physicians Assistant.
He served three tours in Germany, two tours in Korea and two tours in Vietnam.
He was an avid traveler and loved photography.
He loved to cook and to eat a variety of different foods.
During his retirement, he began studying genealogy and was a contributor of historic pictures to several organizations and groups.
He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas H. Chadwell; mother, Johnnie Chadwell Petitt; brothers, Freeman, Leonard and Glenn Chadwell; son-in-law, Barry Forsyth; and grandchildren, Christopher Ayers, Jennifer Chadwell and Nicholas Haskett.
He is survived by his wife, Thelma Jean Chadwell, of Jacksboro, the mother of his three daughters Fredia Chadwell, of Jacksboro; his second mother, Hope Jordan; son, Thomas Kleinhans and wife, Teresa, of Washington State; daughters, Sheila Sheckles and husband, Danny, of Jacksboro, Joyce Reese and husband, Robert, of Pioneer, Felicia Baird, of Lake City and Rebecca Bolton and husband, Jeff, of LaFollette; brothers Paul Chadwell and wife, Pauletta, of Knoxville, Ralph Chadwell and wife, Joy, of Winston Salem, N.C., Albert Chadwell, Garry Chadwell and wife, Ruth, of LaFollette and Russell Petitt and wife, Chris, of LaFollette; sister, Freda Hendon and husband, Bill, of LaFollette; grandchildren, Travis, Matthew, Joseph, Kelsey, Dakota, Kaitlynn, Holly, Gabe and Koby; six great-grandchildren; very special nephew Brian Chadwell; multiple nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were at Martin Wilson Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerome McCullah officiating.
Interment was at Bakers Forge Cemetery with the Campbell County Honor Guard in charge of graveside services.
Martin Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of these arrangements.
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Published in LaFollette Press on Mar. 27, 2014