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Tommy Spain

April 21, 1943 ~ December 13, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Tommy Spain Obituary

Lemuel Thomas (Tommy) Spain was born in McMinnville, TN on April 21,1943 to the late Joe P. & Nancy Mullican Spain.  He passed away peacefully at his home in Shelbyville, TN on December 13, 2023.

Tommy is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Benita Gretzinger Spain, his son Chris, brothers Joe (Joan), Jimmy (Jackie) sister Francie Brown, cousin Ray Melton (Cynthia), grandsons Taylor & Matthew, niece Dessa and nephews Greg, Johnny & Jonathan.

Tommy began his career in golf by caddying at the McMinnville Country Club in 1950 with his brother Joe. He then served as a PGA professional at Henry Horton State Park and  Riverbend Country Club in Shelbyville. Once retired from golf , he started his own contracting business where he built many homes in the Bedford County area.  

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff of Compassus :  Jennifer, Dawn, Heather, Kathleen and Brittany for the love and care they provided.

Private Services for Tommy will be held at the families home at a later date.

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