Thomas H. Balentine

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Thomas Henry Balentine passed away at his home on Saturday, June 8, 2019. God saw fit to bless us with on Tom Sept. 14, 1938 in Traverse City.
He was a medical technologist for 43 years working in numerous clinical laboratories, but his favorite job was being a husband and father. He had wonderful children from three marriages, first to Betty Richard, followed by Susan Warren and then by Paula Maahs on Nov. 29, 1986 in Glendale, Arizona.
Tom was warm, happy and always making someone laugh. Although he was retired for many years, the truth is he never stopped working. He spent countless hours making sure enough poker was played, the Packers were sufficiently cheered for and his wife was properly doted on. He barely managed to find time to try new recipes or research the family genealogy!
He was preceded in death by his parents, Irene and Archie Balentine; brothers, Rex, Irvin and Ralph; and sisters, Verna Pattison and Ida Rundquist.
He is survived by his wife, Paula; children, Kimberly (Tom) Lockery, Toni (Rich) Stodden, Beverly (Tracy) Nies, Aaron (Rachel) Balentine, Whitney Balentine and Jennifer (Michael) Bremer; grandchildren, Karen, Kristopher, Kali, Owen, Nathan, Bret, Kendra, Abby and Trinity; and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held June 13, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Hewett-Arney Funeral Home, Temple Texas.
Published on June 13, 2019
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