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Tom Appling was born September 22, 1918 in Wichita Falls to Lela and Walter Scott Appling. He died on March 9, 2012 in Austin. After finishing high school at The Methodist Home in Waco and business school, Tom served in the Navy in WWII and was awarded the Purple Heart and other service medals after his ship was torpedoed and sank. He began a career in the paint business in West Texas, living in Lubbock, Wichita Falls, and Vernon. Tom and his… More » Odessa Kelly Leverett 1922-2012

View Full Information ? Tom Appling was born September 22, 1918 in Wichita Falls to Lela and Walter Scott Appling. He died on March 9, 2012 in Austin. After finishing high school at The Methodist Home in Waco and business school, Tom served in the Navy in WWII and was awarded the Purple Heart and other service medals after his ship was torpedoed and sank. He began a career in the paint business in West Texas, living in Lubbock, Wichita Falls, and Vernon. Tom and his… More » Odessa Kelly Leverett 1922-2012