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Dr. James Richardson Comer Sr.

May 13, 1941 — January 28, 2019

Dr. James Richardson Comer Sr.

Obituary Dr. James Richardson "Sam" Comer, Sr., 77, of Tompkinsville passed away Monday, January 28 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.He was born May 13, 1941 in Glasgow, KY to the late Harlin Comer and Pauline Richardson Comer. He was a graduate of WKU and UL School of Dentistry. He was a self-employed dentist and a farmer. He was a lieutenant in the US Navy having served in active duty in Vietnam. He was a member of Tompkinsville Church of Christ but he attended Tompkinsville First Baptist Church with his family. He was united in marriage on December 23, 1971 to Sandra Witcher Comer who preceded him in death on April 24, 2010.He is survived by two sons: Congressman James R. Comer, Jr and wife T. J. of Tompkinsville, Chad Comer and wife Amy of Gamaliel, six grandchildren: John Morgan, Reagan, Harlan, Sybil, Aniston and Priscilla Comer.Funeral services will be conducted Friday, February 1 at 1:00 PM at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville with burial to follow in Monroe County Memorial Lawn with Military Rites performed at graveside by DAV Chapter 20 of Glasgow.Visitation will be after 4:00 PM on Thursday and after 7:30 AM on Friday at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville.Memorials are suggested to the Gamaliel Cemetery. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Dr. James Richardson Comer Sr. please visit our Sympathy Store. Cemetery Details Monroe County Memorial Lawn Tompkinsville, KY, Visitation JAN 31. 4:00 PM (CST) Strode Funeral Home - Tompkinsville 204 Columbia AvenueTompkinsville, KY, 42167cody.bell@strodefuneralhome.com Visitation FEB 1. 7:30 AM (CST) Strode Funeral Home - Tompkinsville 204 Columbia AvenueTompkinsville, KY, 42167cody.bell@strodefuneralhome.com Service FEB 1. 1:00 PM (CST) Strode Funeral Home - Tompkinsville 204 Columbia AvenueTompkinsville, KY, 42167cody.bell@strodefuneralhome.com To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Dr. James Richardson Comer Sr., please visit our floral store.
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