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Tommy "Tom" Dwain Lemarr

27 October, 195129 March, 2021
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Tommy Dwain “Tom” Lemarr, age 69, of Smyrna, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, March 29, 2021 at his home. He was the son of the late Donald Dewain and Margaret Spurlock Lemarr. Tom was preceded in death by his wife, Patty Henry Lemarr in 2018 and his brother, The Rev. Charles D. Lemarr. He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Gail Lemarr-Mercer and her husband Ken Kelly; grandsons, Ryan Patrick Owen Jason Kelly and Zach Ryan Kelly; nephew, Jeff Lemarr and his wife Heidi and children, Shelby, Ember and Jacob; kitty cat, Callie Lemarr; and best friends, Jack and Brenda McClure, Leigh Anne Brown and Mike Stevens. Services to celebrate Tom will be at One O’clock the afternoon of Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Roselawn Funeral Home with private family graveside service at New Hope Cemetery in Cornersville, Tennessee. Friends are cordially invited to visitation also Tuesday, April 6, 2021 from Eleven O’clock in the morning till the service begins at One O’clock. Due to the current health situation, we ask those in attendance to wear a mask and we will “Live Stream” the service on our Facebook page, Roselawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens- Murfreesboro, TN. To leave thoughts or memories to be included in Mr. Lemarr’s “Life Remembered Book”, please visit www.roselawnfh.com. Tom, being from Dallas, Texas, was a huge Dallas Cowboys fan. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to your local animal shelter or to St. Jude’s. Roselawn Funeral Home, 5350 NW Broad Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37129, 615-893-2742.

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends

    Tuesday, 6 April , 2021

  • Service to Celebrate

    Tuesday, 6 April , 2021

  • Cemetery Placement

    Tuesday, 6 April , 2021

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Kim Egan

6 April 2021

I met Tom a couple of years ago while visiting my cousin, Mike Stevens. I live in Knoxville. Tom took great joy in making fun of the fact that I am an Algebra teacher. He joked about how much Algebra he used every day (none, he claimed). He brought Algebra up when Mike or Leigh Anne were driving the car, ordering from the menu at restaurants, etc. Tom seemed to take great pleasure in teasing me about being a math teacher. It made me smile because I knew it was all good natured fun. I had recently been through some tough times in my own personal life. He made me laugh. I will miss not seeing Tom when I'm back visiting Mike and Leigh Anne again. I am very glad I was able to know him. I send my deepest condolences and prayers to his family and friends.

Tabbie Hassell

6 April 2021

You will truly be missed my friend...You have been one of the good ones in my life. I always loved it when you called me "kiddo" made me feel young for just a few seconds...HA HA I know that you are Dancing in Heaven with your Sweet Patty and that she was there waiting for you with open arms. Rest in Peace, My Friend and know that I love you

See you later...

Love you

Tabbie (Kiddo)

James helm

5 April 2021

Thank you Tom for being the male role model in my life when I needed it.
Thank you for everything you did for me - especially influencing me with your sense of humor.
Prayers for your family and friends.
Love Jimmy

Kathy Lee

4 April 2021

I met Tommy in high school, in the debate and speech club. He was the first boy who ever asked me out and the first boy I kissed. He was a sweet guy, and he'll always have a special place in my heart.

gordon yates

4 April 2021

Most people who will read this don't know who I am, but I am married to Tommy's cousin Susan. About 13 years ago, I think it was, we were on the way to visit my relatives in East Tennessee, and Tommy and Patti invited us to stop and spend a night at their house, I felt a little awkward as I had never met either of them before, but it was not very long till Tommy had me feeling right at home. I remember he had me and my then 18 yr. old son in stitches the whole evening. I felt like I had a new friend before the night was over. I was deeply saddened to hear of his passing, and regretful that we never got to spend time with him again, a great guy with a great sense of humor.

Ken Loague

4 April 2021

I will miss your 😂 laugh and love ❤️

Ken Loague

4 April 2021

I have so many wonderful memories of Tom
He was my mentor and teacher of life and business
I started my career with Tom as a young manager trainee
Tom taught me how to be a Steward to all and with his guidance and direction and his belief in me I did okay
He. Made me have confidence I lacked and believed in me
I was always wanting to grow and he said what’s your plan and present it
Whether hiring great employees or building new facilities to grow he believed in me and We did grow immensely
Tom’s laugh and charismatic ways were beyond reproach
He honored me to be his best man and my stood beside him when he married his soulmate
Patty
Even though he was a huge Cowboys fan I loved him 😁
He actually sold me his Titans PSL seats in 2001
I still go now is my 20th season and go with my soulmate Patricia
I went for three years while working under Tom and his wonderful friend Mike Steven’s
My son was at Vanderbilt and he would go with me
I have two amazing children that both now have Masters degrees and are married
And are stewards to God
My son Ryan Patrick 27 is in ministry in Ohio and married now two little granddaughters 😀
My beautiful daughter is an RN and gave me my first grandson with her husband in Wyoming
I tell this because under Tom
He said when. Became a father in 1989
Tom told me to see my daughter at every event
Recital or when my so scored his first Touchdown or Homeric
To be there.
Tom was always there for me as a manager and friend he was my hero
He once told me after a great business success I was bigger than life and his hero
I said no sir I’m looking at that
I will miss you 😢
But I will celebrate you and rejoice the wonderful times
I always tried to be there for you
And as you look down please know I am hurting
But knowing you are with Patty
Gives me peace

We love you always

Ken and Patricia Loague 💕

Michael Smith

2 April 2021

Tommy was a friend. Not a best friend like Jack and Brenda but friend enough to stop and joke some or just shoot the breeze in the halls of Sunset where we both were classmates in '69
As far I know he was a man of God and loved Jesus Christ then and all through his life
I'm very saddened with his passing and am sorry that I didn't rekindle my friendship with him when I had the chance some four years past.
The world is not as 'good' a place without him.
Rest in Peace and Godspeed my friend.

Jennifer Lemarr Mercer

2 April 2021

My dad was my first true love. I knew him as the guy that would play barbies with me, sing songs with me, and take me everywhere he went. He loved to socialize and never met a stranger. He had a wicked sense of humor and an infectious laugh. He loved working for CED and then Irby.

He loved my former step sister, Jamie and her husband, Cecil and their two boys, Trey and Taylor. He had a special bond with my former step brother, Jimmy Helm and loved that he took up golf so they could play together. He was so proud of him.

While our relationship had many ups and downs, in the most recent years, his late wife, Patty encouraged him to reconnect with me. He also grew very close to his nephew, Jeff, wife Heidi and their kids: Shelby, Ember and Jacob.

He loved his grandson, Ryan and was proud of him and his musical talents.

I know my dad is in heaven, reunited with Patty and hosting one hell of a party.




Tommy McCormick

2 April 2021

So sorry for your loss. Tom and I worked together at Irby for many years. I learned a lot from Tom about the contractor business, but most importantly he was a great friend. Tom and Patty were a huge support and were always there for me during my divorce and I will always remember that. We had some great fun times together.
Will miss you Maverick!

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Biography

Tommy Dwain “Tom” Lemarr, age 69, of Smyrna, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, March 29, 2021 at his home. He was the son of the late Donald Dewain and Margaret Spurlock Lemarr. Tom was preceded in death by his wife, Patty Henry Lemarr in 2018 and his brother, The Rev. Charles D. Lemarr. He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Gail Lemarr-Mercer and her husband Ken Kelly; grandsons, Ryan Patrick Owen Jason Kelly and Zach Ryan Kelly; nephew, Jeff Lemarr and his wife Heidi and children, Shelby, Ember and Jacob; kitty cat, Callie Lemarr; and best friends, Jack and Brenda McClure, Leigh Anne Brown and Mike Stevens. Services to celebrate Tom will be at One O’clock the afternoon of Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Roselawn Funeral Home with private family graveside service at New Hope Cemetery in Cornersville, Tennessee. Friends are cordially invited to visitation also Tuesday, April 6, 2021 from Eleven O’clock in the morning till the service begins at One O’clock. Due to the current health situation, we ask those in attendance to wear a mask and we will “Live Stream” the service on our Facebook page, Roselawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens- Murfreesboro, TN. To leave thoughts or memories to be included in Mr. Lemarr’s “Life Remembered Book”, please visit www.roselawnfh.com.
Tom, being from Dallas, Texas, was a huge Dallas Cowboys fan. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to your local animal shelter or to St. Jude’s.
Roselawn Funeral Home, 5350 NW Broad Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37129, 615-893-2742.