Thomas “Tom” W. Rayle

Dec. 23, 1941 – June 29, 2021

Thomas “Tom” W. Rayle, 79, of Bedford, passed away Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at I. U. Health Hospice House, Bloomington.  Born Dec. 23, 1941, in Monroe County, IN, he was the son of Wilburn Rayle and Emma “Jean” Puitt.  He married Judy Ashcraft and she survives.  

Tom was an iron worker and retired from Visteon. He belonged to the Ironworker’s Local Union #22 out of Indianapolis and Ford’s Local Union #440.  Tom was a U. S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict. 

Surviving to cherish Tom’s memory are his wife, Judy, of Bedford; daughter, Kelley Rayle of Cary, NC; brother, Jim Rayle of Bedford; seven nieces; and one nephew.

Preceding Tom in death were his parents; sister, Marjorie “Sue” Dausch; and one nephew, Scott Burns. 

A graveside service for Tom will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 2, 2021, at Clear Creek Cemetery with Pastor Joe Nelson officiating.  Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until the hour of service at the cemetery.  

Memorial contributions may be made in Tom’s memory to the American Cancer Society.  

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Services for Tom have been entrusted to the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, Bedford.