Meet Our Resident, Tom Klyce

Tom Klyce Franklin Resident

We would like to introduce you to our resident, Tom Klyce.  He was born in 1925 in Finley, Tennessee.  He and his family lived in the country where Tom went to school up until his junior year of high school.  It was then he joined the military service.  He was inducted into the Army and served our country during World War II with most of his time spent in Germany.

When home from the war, Tom was trained as a machinist in Memphis and took a draftsman’s course.

After 30 years as an engineer at the Ranger Tool Company, Tom reflects on his job as enjoyable and rewarding.  “My job wasn’t a job at all,” Tom says, “It was a hobby. Every day was like something I wanted to do, not have to do.”


Tom is an avid golfer even today.  He is a member of the Hearth’s 9-hole golf team where he shares his good humor and great sportsmanship with the entire golfing team.  He also plays a serious game of Hand and Foot with his card playing group.  He says he loves living at the Hearth because, “I like how here I am still totally my own boss.  I do what I want whenever I want, but I know I’ve got care whenever I need it.”

Tom is a very popular resident at the Hearth, as you can imagine, whose smile and happy spirit is infectious.

We want to thank Tom for taking the time to share about his life with us.  We also would like to thank Dee Ann, the Activities Director at The Hearth at Franklin, for helping us build the story of Tom.

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