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Thomas D. Harless, 65, Kansas City, MO passed early Saturday morning, June 23, in the presence of loved ones. Visitation will be held 6-7:30 PM, Weds, June 27, 2007 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113
Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, MO. Funeral services will be held 10 AM, Thursday at the funeral home. Military graveside services will be held 1:30 PM, Thurs, at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Tom was born on June 10, 1942 in Madison, WI. He was as strong in his passing as he was in his life and has left behind a legacy of individuals that he had helped. He selflessly offered himself to any person in need and did it with unconditional love and humor. His life was that of service not only to the numerous individuals that he touched, but also to his country. Tom was a US Navy Veteran seeing combat in Vietnam. He also served as a California Highway Patrolman ? Motorcycle Division. After retiring in 1980 from the Highway Patrol, he worked in community corrections and finally as an over the road truck driver where he enjoyed the freedom of the open road. Tom?s life was rich in friends and family. He was preceded in death by: father, Don Harless. Thomas is survived: wife of 20 years, Judy; children, Michael Harless, Macon, MO, Mandy McKiddy, Lisa Baker, and Heather Hands, Kansas City, MO, and Stacey Knepper, Carlsbad, CA. He had seven grandchildren Tommy Harless, Circe, Kawte, and Anais McKiddy, Zachary and Jacob Harper, Taylor Knepper, and Autumn Hands. Tom is also survived by: mother, Agnes Harless; sisters, Marlene Osse, Holly Holty, and Diane Harless, all of WI. He was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew him. ?Someone lit a candle for you, don?t blow it out.?