Thomas Wasson Sr.
January 9, 2010
STARKVILLE — Thomas Arnold Wasson Sr., 89, died Jan. 9, 2010, at Oktibbeha County Hospital. Services are Wednesday at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Oktibbeha Memorial Gardens Park. Visitation is Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at Welch Funeral Home. Mr. Wasson was a member of First United Methodist Church in Starkville. He was band director for Holmes Junior College in Crystal Springs and also in Kosciusko, marching band director for Lion All-State Band and president of Mississippi Band Masters Association. He was a member of Honorary Band Masters Fraternity Phi Beta Mu, Mississippi High School Activities Association and served as State Band Festival Assistant. He was an advisor to all instrumental music education majors at Mississippi State University and was a Professor Emeritus at Mississippi State University. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Williams Wasson of Starkville; sons, Thomas Arnold Wasson Jr. of Raymond; Louis Lagrone Wasson of Starkville; and two grandchildren. Memorial may be made to Men for the Master, or the First United Methodist Church Choir, 200 W. Lampkin St., Starkville, MS 39759.