11/14/15 — Dr. Joseph Richard Thomasson

flower 11Dr. Joseph Richard Thomasson, Jr., of Tullahoma, passed this life on
Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga
at the age of 63. Dr. Thomasson was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee to the
late Joseph Richard and Jean Wallace Thomasson Sr. He obtained his BS
Degree at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee, and
went on to attend Medical School at the University of Tennessee Memphis.
He served his family practice residency in Huntsville, Alabama and began
his practice in Tullahoma on October 15th, 1984. Dr. Thomasson was a
beloved family physician in Tullahoma to many people over his 31 of
practice. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Tullahoma
and was active in Boy Scouts his whole life, achieving its highest honor
of Eagle Scout. He continued in scouting life with his sons and completed
two treks, one to Philmont Scout Ranch and one at Sea Base in Florida as
an adult leader. Dr. Thomasson, or Rich as he was known to many, loved
sailing, snow skiing, hiking and biking, and rode several years in the
Tour de Cure for diabetes. He was also a proud supporter of the Tennessee
Titans through even through the worst seasons. Rich had many cullinary
passions, ranging from the hottest of hot sauces to the pursuit of the
perfect wine pairing. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in
death by one daughter-in-law, Kelly Overcast. Dr. Thomasson is survived
by his wife, Marie Thomasson of Tullahoma; four sons, David Overcast and
his wife Brandie of Winchester, Dan Overcast and his wife Jennie of
Tullahoma, Joseph Thomasson and his wife Kimberley of Tullahoma and Mark
Thomasson and his wife Cori of Estill Springs; two brothers, David
Thomasson and his wife Sandi of Kingsport and Tim Thomasson and his wife
Beverly of Fredericksburg, Virginia; two sisters, Edie Oliver and her
husband Cortney of Marietta, Georgia and Millie Twiggs and her husband
David of Lenoir City, Tennessee; and four grandchildren, Nicholas
Overcast, Sophia, Richard IV, and Olivia Thomasson. Visitation for Dr.
Thomasson will be held on Saturday, November 14th, 2015 at Kilgore
Funeral Home from 1:00-5:00pm. A private interment will take place at a
later date. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made
to Adopt A Golden Birmingham, P.O. Box 361753, Birmingham, Alabama 35236
or at www.adoptagoldenbirmingham.com or to Partner’s For Healing, 109
West Blackwell Street, Tullahoma, Tennessee 37388.

Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.