Tommy Lee Larkin

Published 10:41 am Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Tommy Lee Larkin

September 28, 2017

Deacon Tommy Lee Larkin, affectionately known as Uncle Tommy, was born in Climax, Georgia to the late Precious and Viola Johnson Larkin. He attended Decatur County Public Schools.

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Tommy confessed Christ at an early age and joined Mt. Moriah #2 M.B. Church. Deacon Larkin was a faithful and loyal worker in the church, holding positions for years as Deacon, Sunday School teacher and treasurer. He loved reciting Christmas and Easter speeches and singing his favorite congregational song: This May be the Last Time.

Deacon Larkin didn’t send his children to Sunday School, he went and they went!

He was employed with Roddenberry Pickle Company in Cairo and Englehard of Attapulgus. He loved spending time with his family and friends and reminiscing of days past. He was well-known in the area for making the best iced tea around.

He leaves to cherish his memories: six daughters, Annie L. Shumake (James) of Chester, Va., Catherine L. Stephens (John), Brenda L. Lurry (Willie), both of Climax, Dianna J. Guess (Richard), Cheryl J. Jackson (Jimmie), both of St. Petersburg, Fla. and Angelia Hollis of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla; siblings, Carrie B. Smith of Climax, Ida C. Corker, Hattie Larkin, Johnnie Larkin (Diane) all of Detroit, Mich.; sister-in-law, Louella Larkin of Detroit; grandchildren, nieces, nephews, church members and friends.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Johnnie Larkin and Gary Robinson; one sister, Annie B. Johnson and two brothers, Isaac Larkin and Willie Edward Larkin.

Viewing will be Friday, October 6, at Chandlers Funeral Home from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at Mt. Moriah #2 M.B. Church at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Dr. Hayward Teague, Pastor, officiating.

Chandlers Funeral Home in charge of services.