July 26, 2017
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1119 Meade Ave. 786-7787
613 7th Street
Prosser, WA 99350
Thomas "Tom" Dullum
December 27, 1935 - June 25, 2017
Thomas "Tom" Dullum went home to be with the Lord on June 25, 2017 in Kennewick, Washington at the age of 81.
Tom is survived by sisters Myrt McMahill of Fredericksburg, Texas and Berta Bennett (Ron) of Prosser, Wash.; Children: Kathleen Turner of Post Falls, Ida., Richard Dullum (Rachel) of Snohomish, Wash., Robin Porter (Paul) of Kennewick, Wash., Tamera Merlo (Pete) of Roswell, New Mexico, Thomas Dullum, Jr of Mount Vernon, Wash., and Megan Dullum McCombs of Prosser, Wash.; 11 Grandchildren and 18 Great-Grandchildren.
Tom was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Donna May, great grandson Nolan Jeffrey Pearson, and both parents Hartwick and Blanche Dullum of Prosser, Wash.
Tom was born to Blanche and Hardy Dullum on December 27, 1935 in San Francisco, Calif. As a child, the family lived in California and Oregon before moving to Prosser, Wash., in 1948. Tom graduated from Prosser High in 1954.
He served in the Army and upon his return to Prosser, he joined the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and continued his education at Columbia Basin College in Pasco.
He worked as a union carpenter or carpenter supervisor until retirement.
Tom worked on major construction projects in Washington, New Jersey, and Louisiana. He met Donna while working on Rocky Reach Dam in Wenatchee, Wash., where they married Nov. 14, 1959.
Tom was a gifted carpenter and enjoyed working with his tools.  After he trusted the Lord as his Savior, in 1975, he began a 40-year journey - adventure of helping churches with their building needs wherever he lived or traveled.  These states include Washington, New Jersey, Louisiana, Colorado and New Mexico.
Tom and Donna played cribbage each day for over 30 years to keep their minds sharp.
They loved to travel with their family and had opportunities to visit the British Isles, Western Europe, much of Canada, and most of the United States. Tom realized a longtime goal of visiting Alaska last September.
Celebration of life will be Saturday, July 29 at 11 a.m. at Friendship Baptist Church in Prosser, Wash., with Pastors Pete Merlo and Ryan Oswalt officiating. A reception will follow.
The family invites you to sign their online tribute wall at
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