Thomas Charles Kahler, 90, of Brunswick entered into rest on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017.
Mr. Kahler was born was born Aug. 23, 1926, in Plainfield, N.J., the son of the late William Ralph and Louise Kahler. He served his country with honors as a sergeant in the United States Army during World War II. He was also a Golden Glove boxer during his military service. He and his late wife, Edna Lee Kahler, moved their family to Brunswick in 1955. He was retired from Southern Bell as a switchman. Later in life having a passion for golf, he became the manager of Oceanside/Great Dunes Golf Course. Mr. Kahler was a Bellsouth Pioneers member and also a member of Emanuel United Methodist Church. Later in life he found true love again and married his current wife, Grace Eleanor Kahler.
In addition to his parents and late wife, Mr. Kahler is preceded in death by his four siblings.
He is survived by his caring wife, Grace Eleanor Kahler; a daughter, Lee Isla Crosby Peters (Richard) of Brunswick; four sons, Sonny Livingston (Paula) of Brunswick, Bruce A Kahler (Barbara) of St. Marys, Burt T. Kahler of Brunswick and Bart C. Kahler of Brunswick; four granddaughters, Danielle Kohlhepp of Sykesville, Md., Cindy Cunningham of Brunswick, Jackie Hollaway (David) of Brunswick and Janice Livingston of Brunswick; two grandsons, Johnny Crosby (Brenda) of Brunswick and Mark Crosby of St. Simons Island; three great-granddaughters that held a special place in his heart, Bryce Kahler of Kingsland, Abby Fulk (Jonathan) of Kingsland and Rylee Kohlhepp of Sykesville. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Mr. Kahler loved to spend time with his family and friends. He was always friendly to everyone he came in contact with and loved to share his funny jokes. He also loved his pets and was an avid golfer. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. His family will have many fond memories to cherish for years to come.
The family will receive friends between the hours of 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at Emanuel United Methodist Church in Brunswick. A memorial service to celebrate his life will follow at 2 p.m. at Emanuel United Methodist Church. Rev. Eddie Morrison will officiate the service.
Memorial contributions can be made in Mr. Kahler’s name to the Memorial Fund at Emanuel United Methodist Church, 245 Ratcliff Road, Brunswick, GA 31523.
Arrangements are entrusted into the care of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home www.edomillerandsons.com.