Sunset Hill Cemetery
Saturday September 12th, 2020
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Thomas Gale Maynor
Gale's life began on January 22, 1947, in Beckley, WV. He was the son of Joseph Thomas Maynor and Jean (Reid) Maynor. Gale was a graduate of Valley Center High School and Wichita State University in 1978. He worked for Exxon/Mobil from 1971 until 1995. Gale later went to work for ATT as an IT manager until his retirement in 2005. He was united in marriage to Peggy Stover on September 18, 1999, in Wichita. Gale was a member of Central Christian Church in Wichita, Gideon's International North Camp, and the Hash House Harriers running club when he worked overseas. He enjoyed playing tennis, golf and especially loved his family. His loving family includes his wife Peggy of Wichita; children Mathew ( Bethany) Maynor of Kansas City, MO, Michelle (Richard) Bartlett of Wichita, step-son Jeremy ( Becky) Stover of Wichita, and step-daughter Tara Ritter of Derby; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother Dale (Janice) Maynor of Wichita and Peggy (Ken) Wise, Mathew and Michelle's mother. Gale passed away at his home on August 31, 2020. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Lynn Maynor. Gale's family will gather with friends on Saturday, September 12th at 11 a.m. for his memorial service at Central Christian Church, Wichita led by Pastor Darren McClintock. Memorial contributions in Gale's name may be directed to the Parkinson Foundation of the Plains or Gideon's International North Camp. Lamb Funeral Home, Whitewater is serving the family. Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Gale at www.ymzfh.com.
I work for an Optometrist and Thomas was a favorite of mine. The only thing I didn't like was all of his KU gear. (GO KSU!) He was always so happy and kind. He will be missed.
Katie Dickerson Sep 9 2020 12:00 AM
When I think of Gale the word PASSION comes to my mind. Everything that Gale was involved with he did it with passion. He loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with a great passion never wanting to displease Jesus but to always serve Him and tell others about his Savior. He loved his family with great passion and would do everything possible to bring them happiness. He loved sports of all kinds, tennis, football, basketball, golf, and was active in each as much as possible.
I knew Gale in two main areas; the Gideons International and playing golf with him. Gale was passionate about being a Gideon and he loved to hand out Bibles to middle school, high school and college students and to place Bibles in Hotels and Motels. He could always be depended upon when it came to distributing God's Word. Gale and I loved to play golf together and I always credited him with teaching me how to high the 3 wood. I loved the memorial tribute that starts off with a golf scene.
We had some great times together, like when he got his BMW hardtop convertible and came by to take me for a ride. I will never forget my best friend and look forward to seeing him again in Heaven and I am sure he will have a tee time setup and ready to show me around the beautiful golf courses in Heaven.
Lloyd Endicott Sep 8 2020 12:00 AM
I enjoyed working with Gale at the Augusta Refinery in Augusta until it closed in 1983. We had some good times, he was a real jokester, he new his computer programs, and a prince of a Fellow. We had a great working family at Mobil. Cherish your memories, as they live within your Hearts. With Sympathy, Sue Brown-Hoefgen
Sue Hoefgen Sep 6 2020 12:00 AM
We fondly remember Peggy and Gale's wedding in 1999, all the joy that was shared on that day, and additional wonderful memories over later years of visiting with them. Gale's quick smile and good humor always made him a joy to be around. He was a wonderful companion to Peggy --- and we were so thrilled when they found each other! God truly blessed them in their love. Happy trails, Gale, from Milly and Pete.
Pete and Milly Cundy Sep 4 2020 12:00 AM
Gale was a great friend, tennis and golfing buddy during the three years that I worked with him at the Augusta Refinery, 1974-1977. Although I moved away and lost touch with many of the Augusta folks, I always will have good memories of Gale and his family.
Art Weller Sep 3 2020 12:00 AM
Gale you fought the good fight now join your Savior and enjoy His presence!
Betty Sullivan Sep 3 2020 12:00 AM
Gale always made me feel like one of his family members while I was a single guy in Augusta back in the 70s. He was always having a great time. The best were our yearly ski trips to Colorado. Many laughs especially being videoed trying to slalom like those Olympic athletes. We were so bad.
Ken Moke Sep 3 2020 12:00 AM
Im so saddened of the loss of my good friend. He was such a great person and a wonderful family man. He will be greatly missed.
Bob Glick Sep 2 2020 12:00 AM
He was always glad to see us and responded always with a hug and telling us how much he loved and appreciated us. We will miss him. Lauren & Jo Ann Thiessen
Lauren and Jo Ann Thiessen Sep 2 2020 12:00 AM