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Welcome to the memorial page for

Thomas Jefferson Reece

September 24, 1919 ~ August 2, 2017 (age 97)


Born September 24, 1919, died August 2, 2017. The son of Charlie and Ida Bowers Reece.

He was a member of Spring Hill The Baptist Church of Christ.

He was married to Ella Mae Sanders, who preceded him in death, along with 9 brothers and sisters, Bill, Abe, Robert, Charles, Ethel, Effie, Frances, Carrie Lee, and Hazel, One son-in-law Tommy Dale Conatser.

Surviving 2 daughters and son-in-law Sharon Conatser, Sherry (Barry) Whiteaker. Grandchildren Michelle Mitchell, Melissa (David) Brock, Randy (Donna) Conatser, Leslee Bumbalough, Nathan Whiteaker, Rodney (Tiffany) Conatser. Great grandchildren Amanda (Ireneo) Rose,  Ashley (A J) King, Amber (James) Schoolfield, Dustin Brock, Randy Dale, Brandy, Mike Conatser, Cameron, Chloie Certain, Caleb, Charley, Collin Conatser. Jake Bumbalough, and Jordyn Whiteaker. Great-Great grandchildren Hallie Reece Rose, Kayden & Bryson King. And a host of loving friends.

Tom (PaPa) also served his country in World War 2, where he was a POW for 109 days. He coached baseball and softball for over 35 years. He cooked at the Central View fair booth for 50 years.

Pallbearers; Randy Conatser, Nathan Whiteaker, Rodney Conatser, David Brock, James Bumbalough, A J King, Ireneo Rose, James Schoolfield, Dustin Brock, Randy Dale Conatser, Jake Bumbalough, Cameron Certain, Micheal Conatser.

Visitation at Thurman Funeral Home Friday August 4, 2017 from 5 to 9 PM, Service at Thurman Funeral Home Saturday August 5, 2017 at 3 PM, burial at Mt Pisgah cemetery.

Officiating Bro. Jason Brown, and Bro. Barry Whiteaker, Bro. Alton Marcum (graveyard)

 Service Information

August 4, 2017

5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Thurman Funeral Home LLC
44 North Main Street
Sparta, TN 38583

Funeral Service
August 5, 2017

3:00 PM
Thurman Funeral Home LLC
44 North Main Street
Sparta, TN 38583

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