Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1953

Al Tune THOMAS A. "AL" TUNE, 64, of Fort Davis, TX died Dec. 11, 1999, in a Midland, TX. He was born Jan. 28, 1935, in Ranger, TX, to Thomas Alvin & Jean Berlin (Kohler) Tune. He was reared and educated in Ranger attending Ranger High School in the Class of 1953. He attended Texas Tech University where he earned a degree in electrical engineering. He went to work for Texas Electric Service Company while in high school and after graduation from Texas Tech moved to Monahans where he worked as a control engineer at the Permian Basin Power Plant. He met Wilma Smiley in Monahans and they were married September of 1961 in Amarillo, TX. He worked for Texas Electric in the Fort Worth area from 1968 to 1991, retiring Jan. of 1999, in Kennedale as senior combustion engineer. He moved to Fort Davis for retirement where he was a member of the Fort Davis First United Methodist Church, & a permanent volunteer for the Fort Davis Historical Society. He was a 20-year member of the Texas National Guard. Survivors at the time of his death include his wife, Wilma Smiley Tune of Fort Davis; a son, Tom Tune and his wife Sheila of Fort Worth & two grandchildren.