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“Mac & I extend our deepest sympathy to all of you. Tom was a fine man and I know he will be deeply missed. We are thinking and praying for all of...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Mac & Nancy Dauzat - Mansura, LA

“My husband, Charlie Mills, and Tom were friends for years. They both worked for Taylor Drugs in Louisville before we moved to Johnson City , TN in...Read More »
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“Ms Noreta, Dan, Misty,Lex and the rest of the Weisert family, Sharon and i would like to express our deepest sympathyies and condolences to you all....Read More »
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“Mr. Weisert, so sorry to hear of your Father's passing. I know how difficult it is to lose a loved one and it seems all of the inspirational words...Read More »
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WEISERT,
Thomas L., 80, of Louisville passed away Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 at Baptist Health with his family by his side.
He was born on January 26, 1933, the son of a pharmacist, who operated Weisert's Drug Store on Frankfort Avenue. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in 1954 and was his class President. Tom served from 1954-56 in the United States Army, and was stationed in Frankfurt, Germany. He joined Taylor Drug Stores as a Pharmacist-Assistant Manager in 1956, and served as Manager, Divisional Manager, Director of Professional Relations and Distribution prior to being named Vice President-Professional Relations during his 37-year career with Taylors. He retired in 2002 as a pharmacist with Rite-Aid Drug Stores.
He was a charter member of the Jefferson County Society of Pharmacy and served as Treasurer, which later became the Jefferson County Academy of Pharmacy. He served on the Board of Directors of JCAP numerous times and was named JCAP's "Pharmacist of the Year" in 1966.
Tom served as an officer of the Kentucky Pharmacists Association beginning as Third Vice President, Second Vice President, and became President-Elect in 1965. In 1966, he served as the association's President. In 1967-68 he served as KPHA's Chairman of the Board of Directors.
He was appointed to the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy by Governor Wendell Ford for a four-year term from January 1974 through January 1977. He was reappointed to a one-year term and served as President of the Board of Pharmacy from January 1977 to January 1978.
Tom was an active member of the Kentucky Graduate Chapter of Kappa Psi Fraternity and held offices as Regent and Treasurer. He was awarded Kappa Psi's "Outstanding Alumnus" in 1967. He was named a Kentucky Colonel by Governor Wendell Ford in 1974. From 1973-74, Tom served as a Clinical Instructor for the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. In 1988, he was elected President of the reactivated University of Kentucky Pharmacy Alumni Association. The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, in 1989, recognized him as their "Distinguished Kentuckian in Pharmacy" due to his contributions to the profession of pharmacy and service to his community.
He also served on the Legislative Affairs and Executive committees of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores in which he was very active.
Tom was a lifetime member of the UK Alumni Association, and lived for being able to see his beloved Kentucky Wildcats in action throughout every sport season.
Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, George and Alma Weisert.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Noreta Rush Alcorn Weisert, sons, Thomas L. Weisert Jr. (Laurie) and Daniel G. Weisert (Misty), grandchildren, Lexis L. Weisert and Lauren E. Weisert and his sister, Jean Grubbs (Robert).
The family has requested a private funeral service.
Visitation will be 2 to 8 Saturday, April 13th, 2013 at Ratterman Funeral Home 12900 Shelbyville Rd. East Louisville.
Expressions of sympathy may be given to the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy Scholarship Fund & Paralyzed Veterans of America in Tom's name, in lieu of flowers.