Thomas Winslow Klinck, 66, of Denton, died at Denton Regional Medical Center on Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014. Visitation and service will be held at First United Methodist Church in Denton on Monday, Feb 10 at 4-6 pm. The family requests a private graveside service that will be held at DFW National Cemetery on Tuesday.
Born in Jackson, MS on Feb 23, 1947 to Charles Edgar Klinck and Mary Louise Winslow Klinck. He graduated from Provine High School in Jackson, MS and MS State University where he was member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, achieved Second Lieutenant in the Army ROTC and received a BA degree. Later, he obtained a MBA degree from Troy State University. He served as a pilot in the Army Helicopter Aviation and in Intelligence during active duty in the Vietnam Era. After an honorable discharge as Captain in military service, he made a career in the Human Resources field, including 15 years as Director of Human Resources for the City of Denton. Thomas was an Eagle Scout, completed three marathons and was an avid sailor.
Survivors include daughter, Kara Lynn Vega (Jairo) of Richmond, VA, and sons; Thomas Christopher Klinck (Amanda) of Grenada, MS, Charles Ryan Klinck of Denton, TX, and George Michael Klinck, of Denton, TX; and six grandchildren, Alexia Sheri Axelsen, Elizabeth Grace Axelsen, Thomas Ethan Klinck, Andrew Christopher Klinck, Mary Grace Klinck, and Anabela Lynn Vega; and two brothers and two sisters, Lynda Sue Pritchard (Charles), Charles Richard Klinck (Heather), Claude Eugene Klinck (Jane), Christi Rene Peters, and Sailor Jon his beloved Labrador Retriever.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his honor to the First United Methodist Church, 201 South Locust St., Denton TX 76201 or the mission organization Proyecto Abrigo, P.O. Box 17838, El Paso, TX 79917.