Dr. James Richardson Comer Sr.

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Dr. James Richardson Comer Sr.

May 13, 1941 - January 28, 2019

Dr. James Richardson Comer Sr. Dr. James Richardson "Sam" Comer Sr., 77, of Tompkinsville, passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.
He was born May 13, 1941 in Glasgow, 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 U.S. 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 Dec. 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, Feb. 1, at 1 p.m. at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville with burial to follow in Monroe County Memorial Lawn with military rites performed at graveside by DAV Chapter 20 of Glasgow.
Visitation will be after 4 p.m. on Thursday and after 7:30 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home in Tompkinsville.
Memorials are suggested to Gamaliel Cemetery.
Published on January 30, 2019
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