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Roger E. Brashears, Jr.

Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 11:20 am

Roger E. Brashears, Jr.

Roger E. Brashears, Jr., age 73 of Tullahoma passed away on Saturday September 22, 2012 at Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma. A native of Oakdale, Tn., he was a son of the late Roger E. Brashears, Sr. and Mable Croft Brashears. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tullahoma and retired from Jack Daniel’s Distillery in Lynchburg. Roger devoted his career to Jack Daniel’s Distillery and Tennessee tourism. During his 47 years with the distillery, he obtained many awards gaining strides for tourism. Some awards would include South East Tourism Society Man of the Year, Tourism Roundtable (TTR) Exacaiber Award, Gladiator of Tourism and many more. He was one of the founders of the South Eastern Tourism Society as well as former President of Back Roads Heritage. He also worked with the Eagle Scouts. Funeral services were held on Tuesday at the Lynchburg Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Herb Hester officiating. Burial followed at Roane Memorial Gardens in Rockwood, Tn. Roger is survived by his wife of 52 years, Rosemary Brashears of Tullahoma, daughters, Robin (Chris) Walton and Katherine (Joel) Langham all of Tullahoma, grandsons, Nicholas and Heath Walton and Levi Langham all of Tullahoma and granddaughter, Abbey Langham also of Tullahoma, sister, Diane (Charles) Long of Mahwah, N.J. Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 220 Great Circle Rd. Suite 134, Nashville, TN. 37228. Lynchburg Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.