OBITUARY

Thomas Siler Edmondson Sr.

July 14, 1939September 11, 2020

Thomas Siler Edmondson Sr, 81, went to be with his Lord & Savior on September 11,2020. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mildred Hollard Edmondson, and his father, Oscar Edmondson, Jr. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Molly Boyd Edmondson; his daughters and sons-in-laws Molly and Steven Rollins of Nashville, Millie and Jim Vanderpool of Franklin; his son and daughter-in-law Thomas and Rebecca Edmondson of Brentwood; 8 grandchildren, Boyd Rollins, Paul Rollins, Kathleen Vanderpool, Matt Rollins, Meg Edmondson, Jay Vanderpool, Mallory Edmondson, and Ryan Vanderpool. He is also survived by his dear sister, Joanne Edmondson Vanderpool, as well as cousins, David Booth, Larry Nicks, Richard Nicks, and sister and brothers in-law, Minerva and James Arnold and Beth and Jim Olive. Nieces and nephews, Laurie Anglin, Cliff Vanderpool, Shirley Wheeler, Susan Polk, Regina Bratten, Kristy McCorkle, and Beth Ann Stockton.

Tommy was born on July 14, 1939 in Nashville, TN and was a 1957 graduate of David Lipscomb High School. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State College and a Civil Engineering degree from UT-Nashville. After college, he served 1 ½ years with the United States Army in Korea and Ft Campbell, KY. His professional career included working for the Chrysler Corporation in Huntsville, AL, the Tennessee Department of Transportation, and 37 years with Barge, Waggoner, Sumner, & Cannon (Barge Solutions).

Tommy was known by all for his servant’s heart and this was evident by his passion for the Green Hills Civitan Club where he served as president numerous times, and he was an avid volunteer for Special Olympics, the Hospital Hospitality House, as well as the Ronald McDonald House. Tommy was a huge sports fan, a lifetime supporter of Vanderbilt Athletics, and enjoyed Titans and Predators games. He was also a longtime supporter of the Nashville Symphony.

But his biggest pride and joy in this life were his children and grandchildren. Papa loved attending their numerous sporting events and helping out his family by running “Papa’s Taxi Cab service.” Tommy was also an active member of Harpeth Hills Church of Christ, his church home for 48 years serving the youth group, as deacon, and registering attendance.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, September 15 at Woodlawn Cemetery at eleven o'clock. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. The family requests that donations in memory of Tommy be made to Ronald McDonald House or Special Olympics of TN.

Serving as pallbearers will be Boyd Rollins, Cliff Vanderpool, George Anglin, Jay Vanderpool, Steve Rollins, and Jim Vanderpool. Honorary pallbearers are David Booth, Jim McLeod, Paul Rollins, Matt Rollins, and Ryan Vanderpool.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020

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Julie Stevens

September 14, 2020

We met Tom while attending Vanderbilt football games as his tickets were beside ours. We so enjoyed his smile, his friendliness and his zest for the game. He was always thoughtful and we loved to catch up with him on game day. Tom has gone home to be with the lord but he will always have a place in our hearts on this earth. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Julie Stevens

Jim Jeffers

September 14, 2020

I will miss Tom. He always provided me with his expert advice which was sound and well thought out. Tom had impeccable honesty and you could count on what he said.
He will definitely be missed.

Jim Jeffers

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