Thomas Lee Vaden

Born in Elmwood, TN on December 24, 1944

Departed on February 26, 2021 and resided in Greenbrier, TN

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Thomas Lee Vaden, 76, of Greenbrier passed away Friday, February 26, 2021. Born December 24, 1944 in Elmwood, TN, Tom was the son of the late Herman King Vaden and Susie Bell Woodard Vaden. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Betty Hilton, an infant brother and a grandchild. Tom retired from McQuiddy Printing Company after 51 ½ years with that company. A true “workaholic” he also worked nights as an officer with the Greenbrier Police Department for 18 years and spent 4 years working as a Judicial Commissioner. Tom was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. There was nothing he wouldn’t do for his family. He is survived by his wife of more than 58 years, Wanda E. Adcock Vaden; two sons, Thomas “Tommy” Alan Vaden (Tina) and Michael Wayne (Diane) Vaden; 5 grandsons, Thomas Ray (Becky) Vaden, Joshua Michael (Callie) Vaden, William Jeptha (Samantha) Vaden, Jacob Myles Vaden, and Christopher Zentz; 7 great-grandchildren; a sister, Christine Brown; and his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Beth (Randy) Cavender, Faye (Mike) Heatherly, Gary (Shirley) Adcock, Kenny (Cheryl) Adcock, Larry (Mary) Adcock, David (Tammy) Adcock, and Charlie (Jackie) Adcock. A celebration of Life service will be held at 6 pm Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at Springfield Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 4 – 6 pm.

14 Comments to Thomas Lee Vaden

  1. Carolyn Slate says:

    Tom you will be missed by so many, what a great friend you were to everyone. You go rest high on that mountain Tom you have earned it. Forever you will be missed by so many. Your friend Carolyn Slate

    • Sgt Danny Smiley, Retired Tennessee Highway Patrol says:

      So very sorry for your loss. Tom was my first mentor as a police officer. I thought a lot of him. He was a great man. May you Rest In Peace Brother!!

  2. Dicky Reynolds says:

    I’ve known Tom all my life! Him and my Daddy was great friends for many years!! Always thought the world of him!
    Praying for the family during this time!! God Bless All

  3. Libbey Hagewood says:

    I have wonderful memories of Tom. We were classmates from first grade through high school. He was always kind to everyone in the class and had a great sense of humor. He gave me a ring in the 4th grade which I probably still have somewhere. The world could use more Thomas Vader’s. RIP.

  4. Becky Petty says:

    I’ve known Tommy since 1958. He was the kind of person that always showed interest in others and he was fun to be around. I had the pleasure of working with his wife, Wanda, for several years thus keeping our friendship alive. He was a good and honorable man

  5. Kathy Mayo Henley says:

    Always such a kind person. We remember all the good times we shared when him and Daddy worked together. The Mayo family is praying for you all during this difficult time.

  6. Kathy Henley says:

    We are praying for you all during this difficult time.
    The Mayo family

  7. Bryan Heatherly says:

    Uncle Tom I hate to hear that you have passed I’m sorry I didn’t get to spend more time with you but I wish I could have I love you and may you Rest In Peace aunt Wanda I’m sorry about Uncle Tom I love you and I wish you lots of prayers

  8. Betty Ezell says:

    Thomas and I were classmates from 1st grade thru high school. He was always kind and a gentleman. I’m grateful to have known him.
    RIP, my friend.

  9. Naomi Riggins says:

    Thomas and I were classmates. He was always such a nice person. My condolences to his wife and family.

  10. Yvonne Lee Sowell says:

    So sorry to hear about Thomas. He was always the same and had a kind spirit. Ran into him a few years ago. Enjoyed our conversation. Sympathy to his family.
    Yvonne Lee Sowell

  11. Jon Briggs says:

    Prayers and sympathy my friends

  12. Vickie Scott says:

    I was so blessed to have known Tom and call him my friend. Wonderful man, praying for the family. Praying for you Tommy

  13. Karen Lunsford says:

    I am sorry for your loss

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