William Allen “Bill” Thomason

Published 4:37 pm Tuesday, March 31, 2020

William Allen “Bill” Thomason, 71, of Watauga, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at his residence. He was born in Greeneville, Tenn., and was the son of the late Hugh E. Thomason and Glenna Mavoline Reeser Thomason.
“Bill” was a self-employed general contractor. He was a member of Brick Christian Church and was always available to help at church. He especially enjoyed Bible School each year and would make two tombs during the Easter season. He also organized the Christmas programs at the church and started the Prayer on the Bridge in the 1990s.
“Bill” enjoyed fishing and building as a craftsman and loved his Harley-Davidson and especially spending time with his grandchildren and family.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Susanne Thomason, of the home; two sons, Hugh A. Thomason and his friend Cynthia Sturgill, Elizabethton, and Charles Eddie Thomason and wife Judy, Elizabethton; a daughter, Misty Lee Lane and husband Robert of Virginia; seven grandchildren, William H. Thomason, Anna Thomason, Piper L. Lane, Thomas A. Lane, Emily Townsend and husband Garrett, Chase Lane and wife Brittany and Tirzah Lane; six great-grandchildren, Zoey E. Townsend, Zemara Neely, Willie Neely, Carson Lane, Addyson Vermillion and Riley Vermillion; and three sisters, Glenna Clark, Elizabethton, Sharon Thomason, Elizabethton, and Frances Salyer, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A private committal and entombment service for William Allen “Bill” Thomason will be held at Happy Valley Memorial Park, Mausoleum of Peace. Active pallbearers will be members of Brick Christian Church and grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Turner, Dub Ward, Keith Carr, Steve Burrough, Dr. Khan, Jerry Rhodes, Bill Byrd, Dr. Daniel Paul and two special friends, Curtis Treadway and Kenny Lewis. Friends may visit Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services, Sunset Chapel, between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday, April 3, to sign the guest register book. Online condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting our website at www.hathawaypercy.com.
Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services is honored to serve the Thomason family. Office: (423) 543-5544.

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