4/8/12 — John “Tom” Thomas Elser Sr.

John “Tom” Thomas Elser Sr., 66, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Friday, April 6, 2012 at his residence.

Mr. Elser was born in Smyrna, GA to the late John Wilford and Elizabeth Elser.

Mr. Elser was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Tullahoma.

He worked as a carpenter and in maintenance at Franklin County Consolidated Housing Authority and was an active member and coach in the Tullahoma Girls Softball league for many years.

In addition to his parents Mr. Elser was preceded in death by one sister, Connie DuBose and one granddaughter, Shelby Davison.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda Elser; two daughters, Sherrie Honea and husband Shane, Mindy Popovich and husband John; two sons, Jason Elser and wife Brandy, John Elser Jr. and wife Jonie all of Tullahoma; one sister, Cheryl; four brothers, Jim Elser and wife Anne of Marietta, GA, Wayne Walker and wife Sherry of Villa Rica, GA, Randy Elser and wife Dawn of Marietta, GA, and Chris Elser of Temple, GA; ten grandchildren, Joseph, Jacob, and Taylor Honea, Brittany, Anna, and Hailey Elser, Erin and Tristan Davison, Robbie Popovich, and John Thomas Elser III; and mother-in-law, Jean Seagraves.

Visitation will be held at Kilgore Funeral Home on Saturday, April 7th, 2012 from 5:00-8:00pm.

Funeral Services are Sunday, April 8th, 2012 at 5:00pm, in the Kilgore Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Tim McGehee officiating.

Burial will be at Fredonia Cemetery.

Donations can be made to the Grace Baptist Church Building Fund.

Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.