Robert Arnold "A.T." Thomasson, 69, resident of 309 Brooks St. husband of Patricia 'Pat' Powell Thomasson died Thursday Aug. 17, 2006 at his home.
Born in Newberry, SC he was a son of the late Beauregard Lee and Holly Ruth Gause Thomasson.
Arnold was a retired textile employee having worked for Milliken Textile Co. for over 47 years. Arnold was very active in Abbeville Youth Athletics having coached Little League Baseball for many years. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. Arnold coached the church softball team for many years. Under his guidance they won 4 State Championships and in 1979 he led them to the church softball National Finals. A.T. will be fondly remembered as a avid hunter and his great passion for fishing.He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be missed by his many friends.
Survivors include his wife Patricia 'Pat' Powell Thomasson of the home, 1 son Robert Arnold "Bobby" Thomasson, Jr. and his wife Rhonda of Abbeville, SC, 1 daughter Katherine "Denise" Ashley and her husband Mark of Abbeville, SC, 1 sister Clara Lanelle Davis of Iva, SC, 6 grandchildren Kimberly Thomasson, Casey Thomasson, Drake Ashley, Travis, Matthew and Carleigh Montgomery.
He was preceded in death by a brother J.E. "Screwdriver"Thomasson.
Graveside services will be conducted Saturday Aug. 19, 2006 at 11:00 AM from Forest Lawn Memory Gardens with the Rev.'s Bill Ellison and Earl Hartley officiating.
The family will be at the home 309 Brooks St. where they will recieve friends.
Active pallbearers will be Red Jameson, Ryan McMurtury, Rick Barnes, Charles Williams, Mike Hendrix and Bo Simpson.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of the Piedmont 408 West Alexander Ave. Greenwood, SC 29646 or to Gideon's International Abbeville Camp C/O Pat Hodge 502 Sunset Drive Abbeville, SC 29620.