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Carl Brence Thomison, 81
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Spencer resident and Van Buren County native Carl Brence Thomison, 81, was born Feb. 6, 1937 and died June 1 at NHC Healthcare in McMinnville following an extended illness.

A retired printer and a road maintenance worker with the Tennessee Department of Transportation, he was the son of the late Henry and Ida Grove Thomison. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Charles Thomison; two sisters, Otela Thomison and Rita Johnson; and one great-grandchild, Sophia Mooney.

He was married May 25, 1957 to Carolyn Hale Thomison of Spencer. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children and their spouses, Kathy and Ray Ferrel of Winter Springs, Fla., Darrell and Terri Thomison of Dayton, Ohio, and Tracey and Sandy Thomison of Dayton, Ohio; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and three nephews.

Funeral service was Tuesday, June 5, at High’s Chapel with Bob McCoy and Gene Brock officiating. Burial followed at White Hill Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) June 6, 2018