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Thomas Jeffries Harlan, III

Thomas Jeffries Harlan, III, affectionately known as “Tom” or “T.J.” to those closest to him, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, January 16, 2024. Tom was born in Paris, Kentucky on September 13, 1947, the oldest of two sons, to the late Sara Wills Harlan and Thomas J. “Jeff” Harlan, Jr.
He was a proud graduate of Transylvania University and retired from Delta Airlines as Customer Service Manager after many years of service. After retirement, Tom worked at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home for 15 years. He also served as a past member on the Transylvania University Executive Board as well as the Rotary Club in Paris. Tom was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Lexington where he served as Deacon and attended Crestwood Christian Church in later years. With his Delta connection, Tom enjoyed many travels throughout the world with his family and friends.
He was always up for a social or family gathering, telling stories and reminiscing, always finding a connection with people. Tom also had deep love for his hometown of Paris, Kentucky and was a prideful Kentuckian. He is survived by his brother, Douglas Wills Harlan (Jeanne) of Jacksonville, FL; he was “Uncle T.J.” to three nephews whom he adored, Jason Douglas Harlan, Brett Thomas Harlan, and Seth William (Johanna) Harlan; and very special cousins, Paula (Ferguson) Taylor of Vero Beach, FL, Louise Kadden (Ralph) of West Hartford, CT, and John Harlan (Kaye) of St. Louis, MO.
Funeral services for Tom will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 25, 2024, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Harrodsburg Road, with burial to follow at Paris Cemetery.
The visitation was 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, January 24th at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Harrodsburg Road.

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