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Thomas Martin Bechtel

December 15, 1955 ~ August 11, 2019 (age 63)
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Thomas Martin Bechtel, age 63, Harrodsburg, husband of Sue Ellen Schwendeman Bechtel, passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Ephraim McDowell RMC in Danville. Born December 15, 1955 in Danville, he was the son of the late George Franklin and Naomi Grace (Ketchem) Bechtel. He was a 1973 graduate of Harrodsburg High School; a veteran of the United States Army and the Kentucky National Guard, a retired commercial printer for Rand McNally now known as Quad Graphics in Versailles, he liked to play golf, hunt and fish, was an avid fan of all the University of Kentucky Wildcat sporting events and attended the Mayo Christian Church.

Survivors other than his wife include: three sons Thomas "Marty" (Angie) Bechtel of Danville, Scott Allen (Kerry) Bechtel of Buda, TX and Robert Franklin Bechtel of Burgin; three daughters Regina (Daniel) Bilski  and Karen (Chris) Brock both of Waco and Tracey (Andy) Roberts of Louisville;  one sister Sharon (Jerry) Gritton of Harrodsburg, one brother: Jim (Dottie) Bechtel of Harrodsburg and ten grandchildren. Thomas was preceded in death by two brothers Stephan Leroy Bechtel and Gary Owen Bechtel and by one sister Sarah Ann Daniels.

A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted 11:00 am, Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Sims Funeral Services conducted by Jerry Perry and Roland Schwendeman.

Visitation will be Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm and Thursday from 8:00 am until the time of services at Sims Funeral Services.

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