Dallas Works Memorial - Employees In Remembrance

JEFF THRASHER, 62, of Athens, TX died July 1, 2007, in Athens, with burial in Athens Cemetery. He was born in Dallas on Oct. 17, 1944, to his parents, Jeffrey Dale and Rosemary McMillian Thrasher. Jeffrey moved to Athens in 1991 after living in Mesquite for many years. He had a 30-year career in telecommunications starting with Southwestern Bell, then AT&T. He retired from Lucent in 2000. He was an active member of the Shady Oaks Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Baptist Church. Jeffrey served in the United States Navy in Vietnam. Survivors at the time of his death include his wife of 24 years, Wilman Jean Thrasher of Athens; daughters, Amanda and Samantha; son-in-law, Matthew; father, Judge Thrasher of Greenville; sister, Barbara Blaydes of Dallas; sister- in-law, Doris Allen and husband, Ronnie, of Paris; and numerous nephews and nieces. WIFE: WILMA JEAN THRASHER, 67, died Feb. 23, 2011, with burial in Athens Cemetery. Mrs. Thrasher was born July 7, 1943, in Little Rock, AR, to Wilburn Oliver & Mary Trotter Haynes. She was preceded in death by husband, Jeffrey P. Thrasher. Survivors include daughter and husband, Amanda and Travis Kees; sister, Doris Allen; and nephews, Roger and Roland Allen.