Tommy Lee Cline
February 27, 1936 – January 25, 2019
Tommy Lee Cline, 82, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, January 25, 2019. He was born February 27, 1936 to the late John Kelly Cline and Virginia Lane Cline.
Tommy was a member of Long Creek Memorial Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. He loved to read and was devoted to the Lord and read through his Bible three times. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy from 1954-1959. He worked for Wallace Computer Services and retired in 1997. Tommy was elected to serve as an Alderman for the Town of Dallas from 1985-2001. Most of all Tommy loved his family and thoroughly enjoyed going to the beach for family vacations. He also loved to play golf and enjoyed the time playing with all his “golfing buddies”. His family will always remember Tommy as a man of strong character who never said a negative word about anybody. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Those left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 63 years, Clara Faye Toomey Cline; daughters, Geri Ellen Cline Queen and husband, Dean, Patti Lane Cline Scism and husband, Ron; granddaughters, Amy Queen Johnson, Allison Queen Merida (Tony), grandson, Lee Pasour (Laura), Sabrina Scism (Matt); great-grandchildren, Makayla Johnson, Julian and Dawsyn Merida, Kendall Pasour, Tatum Smith, Reed, Jonah and Teagan Pasour and Jacob Reece; sister, Toni Burnham (Stanley) and sister-in-law, Ola Mae Cline; many special nieces and nephews.
Tommy was preceded in death by his brother, Donald Cline, sister, Phyllis Burnham and brother-in-law, Parker Burnham.
A Life Well Celebrated service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at Long Creek Memorial Baptist Church. Pastor Heath Honeycutt will offer words of comfort to family and friends. Graveside and committal will follow in the church cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the United States Navy and the Gaston County Honor Guard.
The family will receive guests from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM prior to the funeral at the church.
The family would like to express a deep gratitude to Gaston Hospice for the loving care given to Tommy.
We want to especially thank his nurse, Cindy Mitchell and nursing assistant Tammy Rhyne for their thoughtful, loving attention given to my Husband and our Daddy.
Memorial contributions may be made in Tommy’s memory to Long Creek Memorial Baptist Church or Gaston Hospice.
Online condolences and fond memories may be shared with the family at www.carothersfuneralhomedallas.com
The staff at the Dallas Funeral Home is honored to serve the Cline family during this difficult time.
- Clara Faye Cline, Wife
- Geri Ellen Cline Queen, Daughter
- Dean Queen, Son-in-law
- Patti Lane Cline Scism, Daughter
- Ron Scism, Son-in-law
- Amy Queen Johnson, Granddaughter
- Allison Queen Merida, Granddaughter
- Lee Pasour, Grandson
- Sabrina Scism, Granddaughter
- Makayla Johnson, Great Grandchild
- Julian Merida, Great Grandchild
- Dawsyn Merida, Great Grandchild
- Kendall Pasour, Great Grandchild
- Tatum Smith, Great Grandchild
- Reed Pasour, Great Grandchild
- Jonah Pasour, Great Grandchild
- Teagan Paour, Great Grandchild
- Jacob Reece, Great Grandchild
- Toni Burnham, Sister
- Stanley Burnham, Brother-in-law
- Ola Mae Cline, Sister-in-law
- John Kelly Cline, Father Deceased
- Virginia Lane Cline, Mother Deceased
- Donald Cline, Brother Deceased
- Phyllis Burnham, Sister Deceased
- Parker B Burnham, Brother in law Deceased
- Many nieces and nephews also survive.
- Scott Burnham
- Kelly Burnham
- Mark Burnham
- Matthew Addington
- Drew Johnson
- Donnie Cline
- David Spencer
- Receiving of Guests Tuesday, January 29, 2019
- A Life Well Celebrated Ceremony Tuesday, January 29, 2019
- Graveside and Committal Service with Military Honors Accorded by the United States Navy and Gaston County Honor Guard Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Tommy Lee Cline
January 29, 2019
I joined the Navy with Tommy Cline in 1954.
There were 5 of us from Dallas and Lincolnton. Harry Rhodes, Tommy Cline,
Bob Long, James Hovis, and John Digh. Tommy and I went on Liberty aboard ship USSTingey serval times. I am very sorry to hear about Tommy's death.
January 29, 2019
I was very sorry to hear about Tommy;s death. We joined the Navy in 1954 together. There were five of us from Lincolnton and Dallas. We were able to keep in touch and have breakfast together with Harry Rhodes, Bob Long, James Hovis, Tommy l