Obituaries

Luther Still
B: 1940-05-28
D: 2020-07-09
View Details
Still, Luther
Julie Anne Terrill Thompson
B: 1971-04-23
D: 2020-07-09
View Details
Thompson, Julie Anne Terrill
Jenny Sue Smithson Hernandez
B: 1953-05-10
D: 2020-07-08
View Details
Hernandez, Jenny Sue Smithson
Ernestine "Tina" Blessing Hazelwood
B: 1924-00-00
D: 2020-07-08
View Details
Hazelwood, Ernestine "Tina" Blessing
John Steven Lunsford
B: 1948-02-09
D: 2020-07-08
View Details
Lunsford, John Steven
Lillie Pearl Scott Marlin
B: 1927-06-26
D: 2020-07-07
View Details
Marlin, Lillie Pearl Scott
Mack O'Brien Chandler
B: 1951-03-09
D: 2020-07-07
View Details
Chandler, Mack O'Brien
Adelaide Emily "Lol" McCloskey
B: 1928-05-11
D: 2020-07-04
View Details
McCloskey, Adelaide Emily "Lol"
Howard Hutchins
B: 1931-05-08
D: 2020-07-04
View Details
Hutchins, Howard
Evelyn Arey Sullivan "Lyn" Pewitt
B: 1935-09-12
D: 2020-07-02
View Details
Pewitt, Evelyn Arey Sullivan "Lyn"
Barry Douglas Kincaid
B: 1954-02-12
D: 2020-07-01
View Details
Kincaid, Barry Douglas
Chance Dylan Bizwell
B: 1998-11-10
D: 2020-06-30
View Details
Bizwell, Chance Dylan
Donald Wayne Wilkins
B: 1936-08-29
D: 2020-06-30
View Details
Wilkins, Donald Wayne
Ralph Walker
B: 1948-07-18
D: 2020-06-28
View Details
Walker, Ralph
Dorothy Virginia Lane Tyson
B: 1931-00-00
D: 2020-06-27
View Details
Tyson, Dorothy Virginia Lane
Betty Sue Cooper
B: 1930-00-00
D: 2020-06-27
View Details
Cooper, Betty Sue
Ted H. Phillips
B: 1934-05-24
D: 2020-06-27
View Details
Phillips, Ted H.
Phillip Johnson
B: 1962-05-17
D: 2020-06-26
View Details
Johnson, Phillip
Henry "Duke" Allen Sickels
B: 1935-00-00
D: 2020-06-26
View Details
Sickels, Henry "Duke" Allen
Jane Holt Beasley
B: 1931-10-01
D: 2020-06-26
View Details
Beasley, Jane Holt
Cynthia Jane "Cindy" Lumpkin
B: 1953-06-03
D: 2020-06-26
View Details
Lumpkin, Cynthia Jane "Cindy"

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
3009 Columbia Avenue
Franklin, TN 37064
Phone: 615-794-2289
Fax: 615-791-9256
Richard James Thorman
In Memory of
Richard James
Thorman
1931 - 2020
Memorial Candle Tribute From
Williamson Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services
"We are honored to provide this Book of Memories to the family."
View full message >>>

Obituary for Richard James Thorman

Richard James  Thorman
Richard James Thorman, age 88 died June 2, 2020 at his home in Franklin, TN. He was born December 3, 1931 in Los Angeles, California, the oldest of three children to Charles Albert and Martha Jane Hadley Thorman.
Dick graduated from East Los Angeles High School and Whittier College. He served briefly in the US Navy at the end of the Korean War.
Dick worked in several jobs before moving his young family to the Boston, Massachusetts area. He became the general manager for the Island Country Club on Martha’s Vineyard for several years. At the same time, he developed Waterview Farms, a housing development that conserved natural spaces, views of the ocean, and green areas for native habitat. It still stands today.
After his time on the Vineyard, Dick and his family returned to California, where he helped build The Good Life, a timeshare development at San Vicente Country Estates in Ramona. His career encompassed golf related residential and resort experience. His projects included consulting, planning, financing, development, construction, marketing, and operational bottom-line responsibility for major golf companies. Southern California PGA honored Dick with its 2000 President’s Award, recognizing his tireless work in the golf industry. The award is presented each year to an individual who has given extraordinary service and contribution to the game.
Dick had a love for flying and owned a plane for some time. In the 80s, he and his wife LyAnne flew across country, and he detailed his trip in a national magazine for pilots.
In his later years, Dick nurtured his love for gospel music. He and LyAnne moved to Brentwood, where they purchased the Brentwood, a bed and breakfast. With the help of his daughter Lisa and her husband Bud, they turned this into a viable business for several years. In the meantime, Dick joined the First Church of the Nazarene in Nashville and later Brentwood Baptist Church. In both churches, Dick was active in the choir and music ministries. In the last few years, Dick was on the Board of Deacons at Brentwood Baptist, and served as a trustee.
Dick was married three times. First was to Dona Jean Lester from 1955-57 and then 1960-1978. This ended in divorce. Dick met and married LyAnne Rennie in 1983, and she died in 2013 after a long battle with cancer. Dick then married Beverly Jean Cleckner, whom he had met at Brentwood Baptist, in 2018. She survives him.
Dick is also survived by his four children: Tim (Sherryl) Thorman, of Virginia; Lisa (Bud) Rusche of Arizona; Jennifer (Wayne) Moss of Thompson Station; and Emily Hennessy (Larry Riddle) of Florida. He is survived by seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, his brother Chuck of Colorado and his sister, Ida Middlesworth of California, along with two nieces, two nephews, and several cousins. In addition to his wife LyAnne, he was preceded in death by two grandsons.
Due to the pandemic situation, there will be no memorial service at this time. Memorial gifts may be sent to Brentwood Baptist Church, 7777 Concord Road, Brentwood, TN 37027. WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 615 794-2289 williamsonmemorial.com