Thomas Albert Thrasher, 89, of East Ridge, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in a local hospital.He was a member of East Ridge Baptist Church. Tom retired from Western Union Telegraph as manager of manufacturing after 30 years of service. He was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army having served in Normandy, France. He was a member of East Ridge Lodge #755 F&AM and Disabled American Veterans.He was preceded in death by two brothers, Doyle Thrasher and Dennis Thrasher; and a sister, Faye Tucker.Survivors include his wife, Wilma Thrasher; two daughters, Charlotte Thrasher Pickett and Nancy Elaine Rountree; three sisters, Thelma Allen, Dean Stowe and Desma Pike; two brothers, Edwin Thrasher and Kenneth Thrasher; several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Dean officiating.The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.Burial will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery with full military honors.Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastChapel.com.