Thomas Windell Selby, 74, of Kingston passed away peacefully on the morning of Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge.
He was born August 20, 1935 in Pikeville to the late Henry and Lola Selby. He was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church, where he served as deacon, adult Sunday School teacher and was a vital influence in all areas of the church.
He graduated from Bledsoe County High School in 1954 as valedictorian of his class. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, and his Masters Degree in Science from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
He was employed at Union Carbide, later Martin Marietta, K-25 plant for over 40 years from which he retired in 1998. He was the recipient of several U. S. patents, and published numerous papers during his career.
Selby was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Lola Selby (Roberts) of Pikeville; father- and mother-in-laws Frank and Ola Angel of Pikeville; brothers-in-law and wife, Cecil and Angie Leigh Angel of Pikeville, N. J. Mooneyham of Pikeville, and Don Angel of Pikeville.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Betty Selby (Angel) of Kingston; daughters, Pamela Heflin and Deanna Selby of Nashville; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Dona Selby of Fairborn, Ohio; grandson and wife, Marcus and Hailey Heflin of Smyrna; granddaughter, Kelly Heflin of Memphis; brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Carolyn Selby of Rockwood; brother-in-law, William Angel of Pikeville; sister-in-law, Edith Angel of Pikeville; brother-in-law and wife, Norman and Willie Angel of Pikeville; sister-in-law and husband, Mary and John Tollett of Cookeville; sister-in-law, Louella Mooneyham of Pikeville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held June 24 with Rev. Billy Keele and Kenny Plemons officiating. Interment was held June 25 at Iron Hill Cemetery in Pikeville following a ceremony at Pikeville Funeral Home with Dale Angel officiating.
Online condolences can be made at www.kykerfuneral home.com.
Arrangements were made by Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston.