Thomas J. Carmouche

Born in Gallatin, Tennessee on June 3, 1944

Departed on August 1, 2016 and resided in Woodbury, Tennessee

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Thomas J. Carmouche, of Woodbury, TN, passed away on Monday, August 1, 2016, at the age of 72. Thomas is preceded in death by his parents, Dallas Joseph and Lallie C. (Leath) Carmouche. He is survived by his loving wife, Arlene (Armstrong), of 13 years, children; Brian Carmouche (Susan), Ashly Crain (Joshua), Kimberly Silcox and Ryan Reed (Amy), grandchildren; Kaylee Carmouche, Jackson Crain, Ava Crain, Julianna Crain, Katee Barrett, Emme Silcox and Ryder McQuade Reed. Thomas is also survived by his brother, Bobby Carmouche (Mary) and sister, Beth Draper (William), along with many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Thomas was a U.S. Air Force Security Police veteran, worked for the Gallatin Police Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. He was Director of the Tennessee Hereferd Association and was awarded “Family of the Year 2016.”
Thomas was a stern yet caring, loving and faithful man. He was honest, honorable, selfless and always a gentleman. His passions in life were serving people, spending time with his family and cattle farming.
A Life Celebration for Thomas will be held at Crestview Funeral Home in Gallatin, TN on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 2:00 PM. Visitation will be held Friday, August 5, 2016 from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM and again on Saturday from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Burial will be held at Crestview Memory Gardens with Military Honors. Pallbearers will be Harold Leath, Gary Leath, David Harrison, Dale Davenport, Ryan Reed, Brantley Carmouche, Scotty Carmouche, Brian Carmouche, Josh Crain & Jackson Crain.
Donations in Thomas' name can be made to the Tennessee Junior Hereford Association at


13 Comments to Thomas J. Carmouche

  1. Randall Robbins
    August 2, 2016 6:44 pm

    We are sadden to learn of Tom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Tom was a valued friend to all who knew him. He was a true gentleman and treated everyone with respect. I know Tom was proud of him family and loved to reflect on them. He leaves a legacy of service to country, family, occupation, vocation and friends. In the end we will not be remembered for what we gathered but what we scattered. You did well my friend.

    Kind regards,

    Randall and Janice Robbins

  2. Bob and Sylvia Peay
    August 2, 2016 10:36 pm

    Though our hearts are heavy and hurting with the loss of Tom, we have many wonderful and cherished memories. Tom enriched and blessed the lives of those around him with an innate sense of rightness and goodness. We are so very thankful that we could visit with him recently for our earthly goodbyes. Always remembered will be his audible prayers that flowed like poetry from a heart filled with love for God, family, friends, state and country, all to whom he dedicated a lifetime of service. He leaves behind a strong legacy for the generations following. A hearty salute to one of God’s very best for a life well lived dear friend. Well deserved are those special words we all long to hear, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant…enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.”

  3. Melissa
    August 2, 2016 11:14 pm

    Brian, Susan and Kaylee

    We’re sorry to hear of the passing of Mr.Tom, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of your family. Please let us know if we can do anything for you.

    Chris (Homer) Pope & family

  4. Karen Alexander
    August 3, 2016 12:15 pm

    So sorry to hear about Tom (Mouchie)! He and Danny taught me to shoot when I started with TBI and we worked a lot together over the years. We will miss him!! I am sorry that I will not be able to come and pay my respects in person but I will be out of town.

  5. Jill Watkins
    August 3, 2016 1:31 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Your family will be in my prayers.

    Jill Watkins
    Department of Safety

  6. Candi Truesdell McCluskey
    August 3, 2016 7:37 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. Tom was well loved by my family, one of the nicest and funniest men and he will be greatly missed.

  7. Jimmie Davis and Family
    August 3, 2016 9:40 pm

    We are extremely sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Tom. He was a wonderful man and fought a good fight. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    With sympathy and Christian love,
    Jimmie Davis and Family

  8. Clover Norton
    August 4, 2016 9:09 am

    I’m sorry to hear about your dad’s passing.

  9. Scott Bilbrey
    August 5, 2016 11:00 am

    I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I know there is nothing I can say to ease the pain, but to let you know we are praying for you and Susan. We know he is with our Lord And Savior and that death is only another step to living. Thanks to the sacrifice our Lord made for us we know it doesn’t end with the grave. We will see our loved ones again. If there is anything my family can do for you guys please don’t hesitate to call us. God Bless you and your family.

  10. Marion Tatum Graves
    August 5, 2016 12:11 pm

    I am very saddened by the loss of a man I’ve looked up to for many decades, both through his relation to Mary and Bobby Carmouche (as a child), and again as an adult, through a TBI co-worker, my cousin Danny Wix, who passed recently.

    I cannot imagine the loss that Bobby and the rest of his family is feeling, but I know that Danny is sure happy to see Tommy Carmouche again! Another neck to hug in Heaven……….

  11. Ray and Elton Bryant
    August 6, 2016 3:49 pm

    Arline and Family,

    We were certainly saddened to hear about Tom’s passing. He was a very kind and personal friend that we got to know through the Polled Hereford cattle we both cared so much about. We will miss his smiling face and friendly ways. Our prayers and thought go out to you and the family during this time of sadness.


    Ray and Elton Bryant, EBS Polled Herefords, Covington, TN

  12. Steve Watson
    August 8, 2016 12:56 pm

    I worked with Tom for many years as a TBI Special Agent and as a supervisor when I was TBI
    Deputy Director, He was an excellent investigator and Law Enforcement Officer. He will be missed by many. My heart and prayers go out to his wife and family. I know he is policing the streets of heave with Christ our Savior. Gods speed TOM. Steve & Rosie Watson.

  13. Arlene A Carmouche
    August 1, 2017 2:36 pm

    One year today he passed away, after fighting till he could not
    stand the pain of the Cancer.
    Tom was respected and loved because of the way he lived everyday of his life.
    The Greatest Man I ever knew.

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