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James "Butch" Owen Thomas

September 20, 1940 — October 19, 2023

Franklin

James "Butch" Owen Thomas

 

James Owen Thomas, age 83 of Franklin, TN went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 19, 2023, surrounded by his loving family.

Butch was born in Nashville, TN on September 20, 1940, son of the late Walter & Ruth Ann (Kelly) Thomas.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Marcia Scarborough & Virginia Thomas, brother-in-law, George Cole.

Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Barbara Jean (Bell) Thomas; sons, James Thomas Jr. and wife Mary Kate & Kelly Thomas and wife Michelle; siblings, Walter Thomas Jr., and wife Jean & Sandra Cole; grandchild, Amber Minton and husband Trenton, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

 The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM on Sunday, October 22, 2023, at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, October 23, 2023, with Joe Katina officiating, visitation one hour prior to service. 

The burial will follow in Williamson Memorial Gardens, Franklin, TN.  Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Visitation

Sunday, October 22, 2023

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Williamson Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service

3009 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, TN 37064

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Funeral Service

Monday, October 23, 2023

11:00 - 11:45 am (Central time)

Williamson Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service

3009 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, TN 37064

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