November 4, 1935 - January 9, 2021
Dr. Thomas Willson Jr., 85, of Covington, passed away January 9, 2021, peacefully at home with his family. Tom, known as Doc to many, was born on November 4, 1935 to Thomas and Verna Willson in New Orleans, LA. He graduated from Rugby Academy, Tulane University and Loyola Dental School. He then did his residency in the United Stated Army as a Captain and was stationed in Fort Benning, Georgia and Fort Ord, California. Anyone who knew Tom knew he was a character with a keen sense of humor and who had a passion for fishing, golfing, and Mardi Gras. He was a charter member and King of the Krewe of Olympia. He was a former member of the Rotary Club, Jaycee’s, former president of Covington Country Club, and a Master Mason at Crescent City Lodge #387. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, sister, and two sons, James and John. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Kathryn Parker Willson, and children, Thomas Willson III, Brenda Willson Raymer (Kenneth), and Kay Willson Burns (Wade). He is survived by his grandchildren Ashley Raymer, McKenzie Bankston, Thomas Willson IV, Courtney Raymer, and Logan Bankston. The children of Tom would like to thank our Mother, Mary K, for her dedication to keeping our father at home through the years. We want to thank St. Tammany Hospice and offer special thanks to independent caregivers, Wendy, Jennifer, and Judith for their compassion, friendship and skilled assistance and for making our father’s final days comfortable and peaceful. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation from 3:30 PM until 5:00PM, on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at EJ Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W 21st Ave, Covington, LA 70433, followed by a private family service. With COVID-19, restrictions social distancing and face mask are required to attend services. The Willson family invites you to share thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online at E. J. Fielding Funeral Home Guest Book at www.ejfieldingfh.com.
Dr. Thomas Willson Jr., 85, of Covington, passed away January 9, 2021, peacefully at home with his family. Tom, known as Doc to many, was born on November 4, 1935 to Thomas and Verna Willson in New Orleans, LA. He graduated from Rugby Academy,... View Obituary & Service Information
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