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JOSEPH B. ‘RABBIT’ THOMASON

Joseph B. (Rabbit) Thomason, 75, of Russellville passed away at his home Saturday evening, Sept. 22, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Briscoe and Lucy Karr Thomason; sister, Marietta Mahan; uncles, Roscoe and Esco Thomason; nephew, Joey Goforth and sister-in-law, June Thomason.
Mr. Thomason worked at American Enka from 1958 until 1995, when he retired. He was a member of Russellville Baptist Church. He served as a Hamblen County Commissioner and was an avid NASCAR (Ford) and Braves fan.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda Barbee Thomason; children, Rev. Ricky and wife, Jahala Thomason of Mountain City; Susie and husband, Marc Carter; Cindy and husband, Denley Hines of Cleveland; brother, C. D. Thomason; grandchildren, Josh Thomason, Jonathan and wife, Shawna Thomason, Lindsay and Taylor Carter, Coleman and Sterling Hines; nieces, Sabrina Cagle and Kay and Carole Thomason; step-children, Randy, Tim and Gregory Barbee; step-grandchildren, Reagan and Jessica Barbee; special friend, Shaun Cobb and Mrs. Thomason’s nephew, Terry Huff.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26 in the East Chapel of Allen Funeral Home prior to the funeral service at 7 p.m., with the Revs. Ricky Thomason and Anthony Kiersey officiating. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 at Bethesda Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, make donations to: Mountain Visions Building Fund, 15 Main St., Mosheim, TN 37818.
Arrangements by Allen Funeral Home in Morristown.