UT professor dies after allergic reaction to wasp sting | News
(WBIR) A severe allergic reaction claimed the life of a University of Tennessee music professor over the weekend.
Dr. Kelly Gene Thomas died Sunday evening after a reaction to a wasp sting, according to a memorial fund set up in his honor.
Thomas has been a music professor at the University of Tennessee since 2014. He leaves behind his wife and four children.
His family will receive friends Friday afternoon at the Laycock-Hobbs funeral home in Athens. Funeral services will be held Friday night.
As of Wednesday evening, there's already been nearly $38,000 in donations to an online memorial fund for Thomas's family.