Tom Bain of Brentwood

Services announced

Long-time Williamson County Commissioner and former Brentwood mayor, who gave years of dedicated community service, has passed away after an illness.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Brentwood Baptist Church and Wednesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 11:30 a.m. at Brentwood Baptist Church. 

The city of Brentwood posted on its Facebook Page this morning the city’s loss of Bain, a respected public servant and family man, who held a deep love for his community.

“The city would like to thank him for his years of service and leadership to help make Brentwood the great city it is today,” the post states.

Bain is survived by his wife, Sonnie, three children, and five grandchildren. Bain served the citizens of Brentwood as a commissioner from 1977-81 and served as mayor from 1979-1981, then later served on the county commission for about a decade. Bain resigned from the county commission in January after a decade of service in the 7th District, due to an ongoing illness.

Bain also played football under the iconic football coach Bear Bryant in the late 1960s at the University of Alabama and spent most of his adult years serving as a public official in various capacities.

Williamson County Government Chief of Staff Diane Giddens remembers her long tenure with Bain when he served as commissioner and became a friend.

"I first met Tom when he ran his personnel agency in Brentwood years ago and was excited for him to work with him again when he became a member of the County Commission," Giddens said.

"He was proud to serve the people in his district. He always had a story to share, and I will miss his friendship, his wonderful smile and that twinkle in his eye. My sincere sympathies to his devoted wife and family."

Check back with the Williamson Herald for service information and more on Bain’s impact on the community.

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