Tom Wall, retired ARIG, Temple, TX, died at home in his sleep on July 11, 2015.
Tom joined OIG as an auditor in Temple right out of college in 1964 and a few months later was reassigned to San Francisco. From 1966 - 1969 Tom was in the Army serving in Military Intelligence. After deciding not to make the Army a career, Tom returned to OIG in San Francisco in 1969 converting from Auditor to Special Agent. In 1976 he was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent in Kansas City and then transferred to Temple in 1977. In 1987 he was promoted to ARIG and retired in Temple in 1994.
To those who knew Tom, his Military Intelligence service as a Russian language specialist is either mind boggling or explains a lot. As he observed, he must have done the job extremely well as the Russians never attempted to invade us during those 3 years! His down home, country manner concealed a very sharp, analytical mind and a keen sense of humor.
Tom's obituary from the funeral home:
Thomas S. Wall, age 73, of Troy, TX passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at his residence. He was born on September 12th, 1941 in Clifton, TX the son of R.T. and Louise Wall. He served in the United States Army in Army Intelligence and worked for the Office of the Inspector General for the United States Department of Agriculture until his retirement. Tom loved farming and taking care of his beloved animals.
He is survived by his wife Linda, brothers Tim and Dale Wall, his mother Louise Wall, 3 nieces, and 3, nephews. Tom was preceded in death by his father R.T. Wall and a brother Donny Wall.
A time of gathering will take place on Friday, July 17, 2015 from 5pm-7pm at Scanio-Harper Funeral Home 3110 Airport Rd Temple, TX 76504. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 11am at the funeral home.
Per family request please no flower donations. All donations may be directed to the Temple Animal Shelter, 620 Mama Dog Circle, Temple, TX 76501.