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Thomas Edward Rector

Thomas Edward Rector, 83, of Dunlap, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at NHC Healthcare.

He was a simple man who had a love of electronics, computers, and genealogy.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Narramore Rector; parents, John and Edith Rector; and sister, Barbara Jane Snyder.

He is survived by his two daughters, Reba Sanders, Dunlap and April (Todd) Thurman, Dayton; grandchildren, Hayley Thurman, Chattanooga, Garrett (Danielle) Thurman, Lexington, Park Maryland, and Kate Sanders, Nashville; great-grandchildren, Kennedy and Lincoln Thurman; sister, Juanita Owensby; brother, Johnny (Cheryl) Rector, Dayton; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank NHC Healthcare staff for their loving care and kindness and Caris Hospice.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

The family requests donations be made in his memory to Sequatchie County Cancer Support Network.

Online condolences can be made at

Arrangements by Standefer-Reed Funeral Home of Dunlap.

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