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Thomas Ray Mears Sr., 75

Thomas Ray Mears Sr., 75, of McMinnville passed away Saturday, Sept. 22, at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. 

He was a native of Warren County and preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Jefferson Mears and Ollie Durham Mears. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Mears of McMinnville; son Thomas (Ellen) Mears of McMinnville; grandchildren Kayla Mears, Candace (Charlie) Rockhart and Nicole Mears; great-grandsons, Hayden and Hayden Rockhart; siblings Roberta Collins, Myrtle Cox, Maggie Lance, Joyce Davis, Wauline Davis, Treva Hutchins, John Mears, James Mears, George Mears and Charlie Mears.

Thomas was retired from Carrier Corp and was a farmer.

Funeral services will be 12 p.m. noon Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Centertown Cemetery. To leave online condolences, visit

Woodbury Funeral Home, (615) 563-2311, is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Sept. 26, 2018