Tommy Wilson

A former funeral home worker, Tommy Wilson wanted to supplement his income as a janitor at a local school. With Pastor Nathaniel Craigmiles, he opened the Craigmiles Wilson Casket Supply in Chattanooga and Wilson supplied his contacts and inside knowledge of the funeral industry.

  • September 16, 1999    |   Economic Liberty

    Tennessee Caskets

    The Right to Urn an Honest Living: Challenging Tennessee's Casket Monopoly

    In December 2002, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously that the government cannot restrict individuals’ right to earn an honest living by imposing protectionist regulations.  The decision upheld a lower court finding that Tennessee’s government-imposed casket monopoly unconstitutionally violated the right of independent casket retailers to earn an honest living free from…

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