Tommy Mize

Monday, June 21, 2010

Tommy D. Mize, 73, of Watkinsville, Ga., died Saturday, June 19, 2010, at the home of his daughter in Jackson.

He was born Sept. 27, 1936, in Morley, Mo., son of the late Ernest and Lena Murphy Mize. He and Cathy Thomas were married April 26, 1986. She survives in Watkinsville.

Other survivors include two daughters, Cathy (Bob) Dietl of Jackson and Teresa (Burny) Burnside of Ludowici, Ga; four sons, David (Maxine) Mize and Paul (Connie) Mize, both of Jackson, Tom Mize of Salem, Ala., and Rick (Stacy) Mize of Lake St. Louis; a sister, Lois (Jerry) Rose of Jackson; a brother, Charlie (Lee) Mize of Panama City Beach, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Ethel Mize of Jackson; a brother-in-law, Donny Vaughn of Houston; 14 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Billy Mize; and a sister, JoAnn Vaughn.

He was a member of Freeman Baptist Church in Farmington, Ga.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at The Cowboy Church in Oak Ridge, with a memorial service to follow.