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McEwen Funeral Service-Pineville Chapel

10500 Park Road, Charlotte, NC

OBITUARY

Tommy Lee Therrell Sr.

March 22, 1943May 11, 2020
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Tommy Lee Therrell, Sr., age 77, of York, SC passed away Monday, May 11, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born March 22, 1943 in Fort Benning, GA to the late William and Mamie Therrell.

Tommy is survived by his wife of 45 years, Bobbie McCorkle Therrell, and six children: Jeanie Laney Coggeshall, Richard Laney, Sr. (Donna), Debra Laney Sampson (Johnny), Tommy Therrell, Jr., Scott Therrell (Stephanie) and Christie Therrell Walker (Joshua). He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

He was a Past Master of Steele Creek Masonic Lodge #737, Eastern Star, Jesters, Scottish Rite, Oasis Temple Shriners, a Charter Member of James K. Polk Lodge, and Captain of the Potentate Guard of the Oasis Shriners.

Tommy was the owner of Lee Drywall and The Therrell Company, Inc. His favorite hobbies were fishing and golfing. He was the best husband, father, and friend you could ask for. He was loved and looked up to by many. He will always be remembered for his kind heart, generosity, and amazing smile.

There will be a drop-in visitation on Saturday, May 16, 2020 from 11 am - 1 pm at McEwen Funeral Home - Pineville Chapel, 10500 Park Rd., Charlotte, NC 28210. A private funeral service will be held at 1 pm. Entombment will follow immediately afterwards at Sharon Memorial Park Mausoleum, Charlotte, NC.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to any of the following: Calvary Baptist Church, 2518 Lancaster Highway, Monroe, NC 28112, or Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church, 9401 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28273, or Shriners' Hospital for children c/o Oasis Shriners of Charlotte, 604 Doug Mayes Place, Charlotte, NC 28262, or Masonic Home for children c/o Steele Creek Masonic Lodge, 13611 Steele Creek Rd., Charlotte, NC 28273.

A celebration of Tommy's life will be held at a later date when permitted.

Online condolences may be shared at www.mcewenpinevillechapel.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 16, 2020

  • Funeral Service (Family Only)

    Saturday, May 16, 2020

  • Entombment

    Saturday, May 16, 2020

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Tommy Lee Therrell Sr.

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Martin Vartanian

May 18, 2020

Tommy was a good man and a good friend. I served with him at Steele Creek Lodge and it was both a privilege and a pleasure. Our loss is Heavens gain. Rest in peace my brother

Peggy Driesbach

May 16, 2020

Dean and I send our deepest condolences to you and your family. Praying that God heals your hearts.

Claudemir Andrade

May 16, 2020

2019 Fish fry! My first time in the kitchen and Tommy taught me everything!

Don Hawley

May 16, 2020

Tommy is one of those unique people that comes into your life and truly enriches it. I have so many fond memories of times spent with Tommy on golf trips and other excursions. Tommy could never have known the number of people that mourn his loss and will never forget him. I truly loved Tommy like a brother and I cannot believe he won't be here to reminisce with over the happy times we had.
Thank You Tommy! You will live on in my heart and my memories.
Don Hawley
Hendersonville, N.C.

Dody MCCLAIN

May 15, 2020

After many years knowing most of this family I Know they were very caring. Tommy and Bobbie helped us in our time if need and it will never be forgotten. I got to meet Christie and became friends with her. We just clicked like family. So sorry but Im praying God will give you peace in your hearts Hold on to the memories
God Bless you all. ♥️

Larry Catledge

May 15, 2020

I've known Tommy all my life and his brother Mike and his Mom and Dad they were all good friends now they are all gone but not forgotten I miss them all may God bless his soul and his family

Charles Eaton

May 15, 2020

I was privileged, to know worshipful Tommy Therrell, a great man among men, a great mason among masons, who always active with kindness and humility. Tommy, silently walked with God, and had great wisdom, he never withheld nor declined helping and mentoring those of us who face a situation or a problem in our lives, He gave of himself sometimes even to the point of exhaustion, especially for those in need. Brother Tommy embodied the love of his creator as showed in his actions, never speaking evil of any man, always setting the example. Our lives was enriched by his presence. He will be sorely missed, Godspeed brother Tommy, as you travel to the kingdom not made by hands.

David Griffin

May 14, 2020

Grew up in Indian Land age wise between Tommy and his late brother Mike. Hung sheetrock for him in the '70s and lately played golf with him at Pinetuck for the last couple of years. Always ready with a joke, not afraid to be the joke. Tommy will be missed by the group known as "Charlies Chargers" at Pinetuck. May these thoughts lighten grief.

Warren Kenney

May 14, 2020

I only knew Tommy for a short time. I met him through our mutual love of golf. I was blessed to have enjoyed many rounds with him, including the appropriate wagers. Tommy brought joy and laughter wherever we were. He will be so missed , not just as a fellow golfer, but as a wonderful friend. RIP my friend !!!

Ashley Deese

May 14, 2020

Tommy was one of my husband & I's first landlords when we married in 2011. Little did we know we would ended up purchasing the property from him & because of him we'd become 1st time homeowners. Tommy & Bobbie were the best neighbors (2 houses later, they still hold that title lol,) we hated to see them go when they sold their home on Ruben Rd. Both will always hold a special place in our hearts. I am so sorry to hear of Tommy's passing, I will always remember him as a sweet & very kind man. Prayers for the entire family & friends.

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