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William (Billy) Nelson Thomasson
Visitation - Saturday, March 12, 2022, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Service - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Southland Baptist Temple - 927 Yarbro Lane - Paducah, KY 42003
Officiants: William Paul Thomasson, Reverend Jimmy Franks, and Arvel Thomasson
Celebrating his life:
William (Billy) Nelson Thomasson, age 74 of Texas City, Texas went to Heaven at 5:00 am, Sunday, February 27, 2022.
He was a graduate of Heath High School in 1967, Graduate from U.T. Martin Tennessee in May 1977 with a Bachelor of Science of Education. He was a minister of music in several churches in Paducah, KY, and Texas.
Billy was drafter into the US Army in December 1970, with the ranks of SP5. He served as Chaplin Assistant during the Vietnam War earning the National Defense Service Metal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Metal, and the Bronze Star Medal. Afterwards, he worked for AT&T in St. Louis, MO until he was transferred to Hawaii. Upon retirement, he opened and managed an assistant living home in Kea'au for several years. After 23 years in Hawaii, he moved back to Texas near his children.
Survivors include his children: daughter: Alicia Thomasson of Galveston, TX; son: William Paul Thomasson and wife Misha of Dallas, TX; five sisters: Mary Edwards of Paducah, Geraldine Nall of Munford, TN, Sandra Boulton and husband Charles of La Center, KY; Patricia Whalen of Paducah, KY, Millie Ray and husband Ronnie of Reidland, KY; three brothers: Arvel and wife Judy of Cleveland, TN, Harold and wife Sharon of Glade Hill, VA; Ricky of Paducah, KY; numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Preceding in Heavenly passage were parents: Ollie James Thomasson and Mildred Geraldine Nelson Thomasson; three brothers: Marion (Buddy), Edwin (Eddie), and infant brother Clarence; one sister: Martha Wallis Franklin.
Obituary submitted by family.
I remember Billy in high school (Heath). He was a friendly and kind person. Sympathy to his family.
Carmen Canter Smith Mar 10 2022 2:34 PM
As a former Heath High School classmate, I will always remember Bill's kindness to others and always having a smile on his face when greeting you.
Tommy Bobo Mar 10 2022 10:21 AM