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Date of Birth: September 26, 1958

Date of Death: February 01, 2020

Thomas Stanley Rawls acquired his wings on February 1, 2020. Tom was a kind, gentle, and loving man with a heart of gold. He was the son of the late Florence and Thomas Rawls. He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Jeanne, their son, Thomas, daughter, Kylie and beloved pet Milo. He leaves behind 2 sisters; Susan, the wife of the late Thomas Gonzales and Cathryn Fernandez (Luis); brother-in-law, Scott Karkanen; in-laws, Sharon and Gary Karkanen. Tom was uncle to; Justin (Kim) Gonzales, the late Ryan Gonzales; Andrew, Thomas and Paloma Fernandez; Logan and Jacob Karkanen. Tom was also a great uncle to; Justin Jr., Bryce and Gavin Gonzales. Tom was born in 1958 and raised in San Diego, California. The son of a meat cutter, Tom was trained by his father. He worked at the family business, Sea n Shore Market in Pt. Loma, California. There, he made many friends who loved him. In 1999 , he met, and fell in love with the love of his life-Jeanne Karkanen. They started their lives together in San Diego. In 2005, son Thomas Michael was born. daughter Kylie Jeanne came along in 2007 to round out their perfect family. Parenthood suited Tom well. He was an amazing father, and he worked hard to provide for his family. He was such a proud father. Tom was a great cook! His passion was preparing a wonderful meal for family and friends, either at the grill or in the kitchen. He was known for his welcoming smile, jovial nature, and great hospitality. He always made everyone feel at home. Tom will be missed, tremendously, by all who knew him. ❤❤

Service Information

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Sunday March 15, 2020, in San Diego, CA at 3pm at Tom’s childhood home. A second Celebration of Life will be on Sunday March 22, 2020 in Arizona at the WestWing Mountain Community Center 27008 N. High Desert Dr. Peoria, AZ 85383 1pm - 3pm