Thomas Joel Burley
December 9, 1938 – October 30, 2019
Burley, Thomas Joel, age 80, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. Mr. Burley made his home in Tampa for over 50 years. He was a member of the Bethel Methodist Church in Bethune, SC. He served with the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, KY and the 2nd Airborne Artillery in Baumholder, Germany. He was a member of Ironworkers Local 397-Tampa for over 50years, and a member of AmVets Post 4 for over 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Sharon, of 55 years; daughter, Felicia Graham of Lithia, FL; two granddaughters, Emily Brooke Graham, and Erin Ashley Graham; one great granddaughter, Ellie Kate Whitehead; two nephews, Graham McPherson (Jenifer) of Hartsville, SC, and Walter McPherson of Lexington, SC. He is proceeded in death by his mother, Malloy Weathers of Lutz, FL, and his sister, Melita McPherson of Bethune, SC. Funeral service will be Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Blount and Curry Funeral Home Carrollwood. Interment will be at Florida National Cemetery.
- Funeral Service Saturday, November 2, 2019
Thomas Joel Burley
November 4, 2019
I was Sorry to hear of Tom's passing, I worked many jobs with Tom at southeastern. He was a good Iron worker, always a good formen and a pleasure to work for and around. I will miss him. My prayers are with his family and friends. May God Bless.
November 2, 2019
tom was one of the first people i met when i became a member of post 4,over the years we had some great times,just hanging out and shooting the breeze, i always looked forward to when tom made his collards & cornbread,rest in peace tom.
November 1, 2019
Tom & I have shared many good times. It was so much fun playing cards with Cecial & Tom. We ragged on each other and tried to out drink the others. Tom and Cecial were good buddies and I will miss them very much. Sharon, I'm so sorry for the loss of Tom.
October 31, 2019
Walter McPherson sent me a message today that my very best friend from High School has passed away. We spent many hours during our High School years riding motorcycles, hunting and just hanging out. We had great times together. I have not seen very much of Joel since he joined the Army. I kept up with him through his Sister Melita as long as she lived. Since then I only saw him at funerals. I wish that I could have known him with his family, children and grandchildren. I could tell the grandchildren many interesting stories about our adventures on our bikes. He had a motor scooter and I had a small motorcycle for most of our adventures. I am very saddened to hear of his passing.