Tom McWhorter

Tom McWhorter

Sunday, November 1st, 1931 Sunday, June 9th, 2019

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Obituary for Tom McWhorter

“Tom” I.W. McWhorter age 87, of Cunningham, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Tennova Healthcare.

A Celebration of Life will take place at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Gum Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Stephen Ramsey officiating. Tom's family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the hour of service at the Gum Springs Church.

Tom entered into this life on November 1, 1931 in Montgomery County, TN to the late Jake and Rebecca Bryant McWhorter. He was a member of Gum Springs Baptist Church and had retired from Kroger after many years of service.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife, Thelma Underwood McWhorter; brothers, Donnie and Clyde McWhorter, and sister, Louise Parker.

Survivors include his loving wife, Patsy Collins McWhorter; stepson, Dale Knight; stepdaughter, Kay (Joe) Lemons; step-grandchildren, Amy Greene and Chris Knight; sisters, Jean Thomas, Penny Russell and Carolyn Ellis, and multiple nieces and nephews.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 13th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Gum Springs Baptist Church
    5720 Marion Road
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    Thursday, June 13th, 2019
    1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Service

    Thursday, June 13th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Gum Springs Baptist Church
    5720 Marion Road
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Thursday, June 13th, 2019

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Rosalie Hite

Sorry for your loss, Tom McWhorter Family. Blessing to you all..
Rosalie and Vernon Hite.
Comment | Posted at 02:35am via Condolence

Susan Clawson

Patsy- I am so sorry for your loss. Tom was a very kind and special person to everyone that knew him. Thinking of you and your family- Betty Nolen
Comment | Posted at 09:00pm via Condolence

Nicole Jackson

What do you say about a man with so much charisma? Uncle Tom was a man who cared about his family; always checking on his parents, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews and so many more. He was a man after God’s heart, treating his fellow friends with how he wanted to be treated. His smile could light up a room and his mischievousness was infectious. He was best friend/brother to my father Paul McWhorter and the two were debonair at any occasion. Aunt Patsy, I know you miss him and I know he enjoyed his days with you. You and family are in my prayers. May God wrap you in comfort for all of your days knowing Uncle Tom and Paul are enjoying meals at the Lord’s Table, while we are still at work here on earth.
With all our love,
William, Nicole, Spencer and Mack
Comment | Posted at 01:27pm via Condolence

Ted Raymond

To Miss Patsy and all of his loved ones. I'm so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed his company on the golf course and at the " Tonk " table at Eastland Green. I will miss his laughter and banter. Rest in peace Tom.
Comment | Posted at 11:10am via Condolence

Trish Fuqua Hurt

Deepest condolences from all members of Clarksville High School In Memory Group-Facebook.
Comment | Posted at 09:26am via Condolence

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