Thomas W. Webb, W4YOK SK January 2, 2018

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  1. K2HAT

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    Thomas W. Webb, W4YOK SK


    QCWA Number: 12116

    April 5, 1938 - January 2, 2018
    Thomas W. Webb was born in Lexington, Kentucky on April 5, 1938, and is survived by his loving wife, Beverly Vick Webb. Other survivors are daughter Sarah Foote, her husband Don, and grandson William of Dallas, Texas. Tom also leaves behind stepdaughter, Alicia Gregorcyk, her husband Gene and two daughters Abigail and Sarah; stepson Michael Ainsworth, his wife Ginger and their children Spenser, Chance and Masyn of Baytown, Texas. He was preceded in death by his mother, Anna Hulse King and stepfather, Dr. Phillip King.

    He was a 1956 graduate of Henderson City High as was his wife, Beverly.

    His first job was transmitter engineer for WJPS radio in Evansville, Indiana. Later, he was chief engineer and morning DJ for WMST in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky while attending the University of Kentucky where he received his BS in Electrical Engineering. Following graduation, he went to work for General Electric in Owensboro, Kentucky as a microwave engineer. When GE went out of business in Owensboro, in 1984, he went to work for Texas Instruments at the Headquarter of the Defense Systems and Electronics Group in Dallas, Texas as a procurement engineer.

    Tom represented Texas Instruments at the annual meeting of the Defense Systems Electronics Command in Dayton, Ohio where he received several commendations from the Air Force for component reliability improvement. Tom was also a college recruiter for Texas Instruments at Texas A&M University in College Station. He also worked on the Bunker Buster Bomb project in 1991 that helped end the first Gulf War. He later worked for Raytheon and JOM, Inc.

    Tom was a Registered Professional Electrical Engineer, licensed in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. He was a Senior Life Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and a Certified Quality Engineer. He was a Life Member of the American Radio Relay League and a Life Member of the Quarter Century Wireless Association. He held a First Class FCC Radio Telephone license and an Amateur Radio Extra Class license.

    Tom was an avid amateur radio operator from age 14 and communicated with all of the countries in the world (except for North Korea) via Morse Code. He was also a member of MENSA.

    Tom was admired and loved by his family and friends and will be deeply missed.
    A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at a later date.
    Arrangements are under the direction of:
    ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
    19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252

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