Nabors, Thomas Edwin-73 of Knoxville, passed away Monday, December 3, 2012 at his residence. He was a graduate of East Nashville High School and attended Vanderbilt University and Peabody College. He retired from the John H. Coleman Company in September of 2004. He was an U.S. Air Force veteran and was trained in photography, an avid motorcyclist and racing enthusiast. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Reginald Nabors, Sr. and Lola Beatrice Utley Nabors. He is survived by his wife Dian Nabors; daughter, Blythe Mucke and husband Fritz; grandchildren, Carl and Katharine Mucke of Fayetteville, TN. The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 8, 2012 in the chapel of Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway, from1:00-3:00 pm with a memorial service to follow at 3:00 pm, Rev. Tom King officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley, P.O. Box 51723, Knoxville, TN 37950 or the charity of your choice. Condolences may be offered at www.berryfuneralhome.com.