Dr. James Richardson “Sam” Comer, Sr., 77

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 in Monroe County Memorial Lawn, Bro. Steve James officiating. Military Rites at graveside by DAV Chapter 20 of Glasgow.

Pallbearers are: Barry Murphy, Todd Burgess, Dr. Greg Crabtree, Eddie Proffittt, Marc Colson and Eddie Paul Murphy, Honorary pallbearers were: Dr. Kenneth Crabtree, James Graves, Larry Tim Ross, Clay Hundley, Richard Turner, Wendell Nixon, John Taylor, Richard Proffitt, Mike Prock, Alonzo Ford and Roger Deckard.

Memorials are suggested to the Gamaliel Cemetery.

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