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Thomas Russell Propes

January 7, 1951 — July 19, 2023

Martin, TN

Tom Propes, 72, of Martin, TN passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN.

Tom was formerly a mechanical engineer for Ingersoll-Rand and was of the Baptist Faith. He enjoyed woodworking and tinkering with anything mechanical.

Surviving is his wife of 21 years, Cindy Propes of Martin, TN; his four children, Troy (Lee) Propes of Charleston, SC, Travis (CC) Propes of Charleston, SC, Leigh (Justin) Nichols of Martin, TN, Andrea Crawford of Martin, TN; eight grandchildren, Addison, Karlee, Andrew, Raegan, Ryan, Hensleigh, Audri, and Ava.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Helen Propes; and one brother, Jimmy Propes.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Online condolences may be left at

Lindsey Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.

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