Thomas Jefferson Haile III

September 30, 1925May 4, 2018

Thomas Jefferson Haile, III was born September 30, 1925 in Nashville, Tennessee. He passed away Friday, May 4, 2018 Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 92 years.

He was preceded in death by his father Thomas J Haile Jr., mother, Mary Sample Haile Edwards; sisters, Elaine Haile Robertson, Nan Haile Callaway; niece, Elaine Callaway McWilliams.

He is survived by his wife Devona Haile, step-son, Mark Harman; nieces and nephews, Nan Robertson Clarke (Hal), Brison Robertson (Patty), James Callaway Jr (Rebecca), Thomas Callaway (Joyce), Michael Callaway (Carolyn), Mary Catherine Callaway; twelve great nieces and nephews.

Thomas was in Naval Reserves 1945 - 1946. He graduated Vanderbilt School of Engineering 1949.

Services will be conducted 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at the Mount Olivet Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Paul deGraffenreid officiating.

Visitation 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service.

Interment will follow at the Historic Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Arrangements in the care of Mount Olivet Funeral Home & Cemetery, 1101 Lebanon Road, Nashville, Tennessee 615-255-4193


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 9, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Thomas Jefferson Haile III

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Bill McNutt

May 11, 2018

We called him Uncle Thomas and he came to see our parents for about 30 straight years for the Texas - OU football weekend. He was so positive and upbeat and fun to be around. When I was at Vanderbilt he took good care of me, taking me to Jimmy Kelly's to dinner even thought he hated those potato pancakes on the side! As he got older, when I was in town, I would drive him around and we would look at places where he lived, where my Dad lived and worked and told great SAE stories. Mr. Haile was unique and a true friend to me and all McNutt's