Rocky Mount -
Thomas “T.C.” Cherry, age 82, passed away Friday, March 27, 2020.
A man dedicated to the betterment and protection of his community, T.C. spent much of his life serving his country, state, city, and county. He was a proud veteran having served honorably in the U. S. Air Force from 1956 to 1960. He signed on with Rocky Mount Police Department from 1960-1962, and continued protecting and serving with the N.C. Highway Patrol from 1962-1985. He finished a notable career of service to his community as an Edgecombe County commissioner for sixteen years.
T.C. is survived by his devoted wife of sixty years, Lula Price Cherry; daughter, Sandra Harrell (Larry); sister, Judy Cherry; granddaughter, Brittany Letchworth (Jason), all of Rocky Mount; and grandson, Daniel Harrell (Jennifer) of Macclesfield. He was especially proud of his great-granddaughters, Karsyn Letchworth and Emerson Harrell, and was happy with the news of the expected arrival of great-grandson, Hudson Letchworth, due in May, 2020.
Due to the unfortunate circumstances stemming from the current COVID 19 pandemic, T.C.’s immediate family will gather for a private celebration of his life and time to honor his memory.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to West Edgecombe Baptist Church, 13821 NC 43, Rocky Mount, NC 2780.
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