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Larry T. "Tom" Rachel

1945 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Larry T. "Tom" Rachel Obituary
Larry T. (Tom) Rachel passed away in his home peacefully with his wife and daughter at his side on Monday, August 6, 2018. He was born May 26, 1945, in Greenfield, Tennessee, to Martha and Harry Rachel. He enlisted in the Air force in August of 1963 and retired as a Senior Master Sergeant in August of 1991. Tom continued to work as a draftsman for ALAMOTERO Land Surveys and helped grieving families by selling headstones from home in La Luz.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Martha and Harry Rachel, and his son, Tim Rachel.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Rachel; his daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Tony Castro; three brothers, Dale Rachel, Joe Rachel, and Dave Rachel; his three sister-in-laws, Barbara Turner, Nancy Blakey, and Jr Rachel. Tom's greatest joys were his family and especially his three grandchildren, Jessie W. Castro, Sierra A. Castro, and Hayden T. Rachel. He was a very private person but once you were his friend, you were guaranteed a friend for life. His final wish was to be cremated and buried in his final resting place next to his son.

Private services will take place at a later date.

The Rachel family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the arrangements.

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Published in Alamogordo Daily News on Aug. 9, 2018
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