OBITUARY

Thomas L Rasberry

Passed away on December 6, 2012

Thomas Leon “Tom” Rasberry, age 76 of Avondale Estates, GA, passed away on December 6, 2012. Services will be held Monday, December 17, at 10 a.m. at Ridout’s Trussville Chapel, 1500 Gadsden Road, Birmingham, AL, with Reverend James Long officiating. Visitation will be held at 9 a.m., immediately prior to the service. Burial will be in the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo, AL at 12:30 p.m. Mr. Rasberry served his country faithfully during his 40-year military career, and retired with the rank of CW4 from the U.S. Army. He was a full-time training officer within a Birmingham aviation unit in the Alabama Army National Guard and frequently traveled to military bases in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Texas, Arkansas and Mississippi along with assignments abroad in Germany and Panama. After his federal retirement, he continued to enjoy working with the public for 12 years as a plumbing specialist with Lowe’s Home Improvement. Mr. Rasberry’s last few years were spent joyfully watching his young granddaughter Sofie grow up while living in the care of his daughter, Julie Moricle and his son-in-law, Wade Moricle. Other surviving family members are Anne Rasberry, his wife of 47 years (Atlanta, GA), two of his sisters and brothers-in-law, Lynda Carmichael and her husband Allen Carmichael (Prattville, AL), and Jean Dickerson and her husband Bill Dickerson (Homewood, AL), along with nieces, nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Alton Rasberry, one sister Patricia Keene and her husband Joe Keene, and one brother Robert Jerome Rasberry and his wife Grace Rasberry. The Rasberrys were members of the Hebron Baptist Church in Dacula, GA. The family requests that memorials be made to the Alabama National Cemetery, Attn: Cemetery Director, 3133 Highway 119, Montevallo, AL 35115, which provides gift funds contributing to cemetery beautification.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, December 17, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 17, 2012
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Thomas L Rasberry

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Kristi Powell

December 18, 2012

Our dearest friends, we wish we could be with you during this difficult time, but our thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so glad to have known your Dad. The fondest memories I have of him were running into him at Temple Baptist church events. It always made me giggle to see the mischievous twinkle in his eye. And how he and your mom were with each other. Just like a comedy team. I am so glad we got to see him in recent years as we passed through Atlanta. May you receive God's peace and comfort as you cherish the memories that you have of him. Especially, these last years that he spent with you guys and enjoying his sweet Sofie.

Richard Owens

December 17, 2012

Aunt Lynda..Aunt Jean, Our prayers are with you and your family.

Karen Crumpton-Tubbs

December 17, 2012

Mrs. Rasberry, Julie, Sophie and family, I'm sorry for your loss. I worked for Mr. Rasberry full time for a year and was in the same guard unit. You and your family will be in my prayers.

Danny Evans

December 16, 2012

Ann and Julie sad to hear of Tom's passing. I owe my full time National Guard career to Tom. He taught me so much while we worked together. I'll never forget his unique personality. He was a lot of fun to work with. His service and duty to our country will not be forgotten.

Mindy and Sean Connor

December 14, 2012

Dear Julie, Wade and Sofie,
We are so sad for your loss and offer our condolences. We know this is a difficult time but hope the pain and sorrow you feel today is quickly replaced with smiles and laughter from your memories with him. He will live on in your hearts and through your stories forever. Much love,

Jamie Coley

December 14, 2012

Julie, I am so sorry for the heartache you must be feeling. I can't imagine your loss, but I am sure your father would want you to celebrate his life and the wonderful memories you have shared. He is with you always in your heart. Much love and many hugs, Jamie

Sue and Wes Moricle

December 14, 2012

Julie, we enjoyed our visits with your Dad, and we are so sorry for your loss. We know that you and Wade and Sofie gave him great joy and brightened his days. He was so proud of you and happy to be cared for in your home.
Much love, Sue and Wes

FROM THE FAMILY