Thomas James Krens

Born in Pittsburgh, PA on December 26, 1957

Departed on June 22, 2013 and resided in Gallatin, TN

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Thomas James Krens, age 56, of Gallatin, TN passed away on June 22, 2013. Tom will be remembered for his passion for motorcycles, particularly Harley Davidsons, and as a devoted Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Mr. Krens worked as a supervisor for the T.V.A. in Coal Handling. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Lorraine Krens. He is survived by his loving wife, Diane Krens, son, Nicholaus Krens, grandson, James Charles Palmer, brothers, Donald Marleen Krens and Robert Jr. Angie Krens, and sisters-in-law, Linda David Malinovsky and Cindy Khalil. A memorial gathering for friends and family will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 from 4-8pm at Hendersonville Funeral Home.

8 Comments to Thomas James Krens

  1. Kaye Murphey
    June 23, 2013 12:00 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. Thomas will be missed by all of us. He was a wonderful individual. I hope you find strength through your memories of him.

  2. Rick Borawski
    June 24, 2013 12:00 am

    Tom will forever be missed, he was one of those individuals in life who had a love for making people laugh… He seemed to want people to forget their worries whenever he was around you…. I certainly will miss him, as he will ride that golden Harley through God’s gardens…… my prayers go out to his family, God bless.

  3. Rick Borawski
    June 24, 2013 12:00 am

    Tom will forever be missed, he was one of those individuals in life who had a love for making people laugh… He seemed to want people to forget their worries whenever he was around you…. I certainly will miss him, as he will ride that golden Harley through God’s gardens…… my prayers go out to his family, God bless.

  4. Donna & Tom Rowe
    June 24, 2013 12:00 am

    We are so sadden by Tom’s passing. This time last year he was sitting in our living room talking about the Steelers & his Harley. I wish now I would have taken the ride down the street with him. Goes to show you never know what today will bring let alone tomorrow. Our sympathy to Tom’s brothers & family. He loved your togetherness! Diane & Nick you are in our minds & heart. May his love & dreams of the future he wanted for you live on with both of you. He was truly a caring person & will be missed by many. Love Aunt Donna & Uncle Tom

  5. Phillip T. Thorne
    June 25, 2013 12:00 am

    Tom was a good friend he will be missed because he was that kind of a person Tom and I became friends at Colbert steam plant working an outage.

  6. John Wadkins
    June 25, 2013 12:00 am

    Tom was always a joy to be around I will miss him dearly.

  7. Kevin C. Bodenschatz
    June 26, 2013 12:00 am

    I am writing this on behalf of my husband Kevin Bodenschatz, formerly of Summerhill. I recognized the name Krens in the obituary as Kevin often mentions his good friend “Bobby Krens”. Bobby, you have our deepeest sympathy at this time of loss. I didn’t know your brother, but as I said, am expressing our sympathy to you and your family from Kevin. We need to enjoy every moment of life as we never know when GOD will choose to call us home.

    Cathy J. Bodenschatz for Kevin C. Bodenschatz 814691-5287

  8. Mariann Boylan Payne
    June 27, 2013 12:00 am

    Tommy…my dear cousin…I wish we could have hooked up a year or so ago when my family was visiting Gallatin but it just didn’t work out. I am grateful and feel blessed that I at least got to talk to you on the phone. Even though it had been years since we saw each other, it was as if no time had passed. You had a smile and sense of humor that would light up a room. You are with the angels now and your parents…and mine…and all our relatives that have passed on. I will miss you.

    Diane – our thoughts and prayers are with you and your son during this difficult time.