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Thomas Lee Scharkley

August 3, 1944 ~ July 9, 2018 (age 73)
Mr. Thomas Lee Scharkley was born on August 3, 1944 to the late James William Thomas and the late Martha (Scott) Scharkley; In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his siblings, Daisy, James, Donald and Willie Scharkley.
Thomas Lee married Brenda Kay Clemons, the daughter of the late Pastor George Lee and Kathelene Bigbee Clemons. To this union five children were born including four sons, Pastor Thomas D. Scharkley, the husband of Valerie Armstrong; Ben Edward Scharkley; the late Edward Delawrence Scharkley; and Eric Dewayne Scharkley, the husband of Anissa Jackson; and one daughter, Kathy Louise Lunsford, the wife of Officer Paul Ray Lunsford. Mr. Scharkley's grandchildren are: Thomas De'mairo, Ke'Anna La'nell (wife of Ryan Clark); Jerome, Lillian, Jemar, Kayla, Davontrez; Ben, Michael, Jelisa (wife of Antonio Taylor), Alex, ZaKya; Edward, De'Edward; Elyssa, Kaitlin, Erica, and Eric Scharkley, Jr. Mr. Scharkley's great grandchildren are: Ry'Anna and Le'Anne Clark; Gavin, Grant, Gabby, and Jaylon Lunsford; Kieran, Malachi, and Cordero Scharkley; Natalia and Rylan Scharkley. He also leaves to cherish his memory, his family and friends, his Aunt Marie (Rob Scharkley's wife), his sister, Margie Scharkley, a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and in-laws whom he loved dearly.
Mr. Thomas Lee Scharkley professed hope in Christ when he was young. He became a member of the Second Grove AME Church, White House, TN, and after marriage, he changed his membership to Little Star Missionary Baptist under his father-in-law, Pastor G.L. Clemons. He was immersed into the Body of Christ. (Little Star Baptist is presently the Star of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Adams, TN where the Pastor Johnny Ray Clemons is presently presiding).
Mr. Scharkley was an active member in the Church under G.L. Clemons. He was President of the Usher Board and drove the Church bus for many years without charging the Church. He had a passion to spread the Gospel and he used his gift to see that the Church made their mission. He attended the Church until his health failed him.
He worked all his life from the farm to driving trucks. He retired from driving trucks and for many years he drove trucks for Porter Brown, Robertson County and American Limestone. He was dedicated until he retired.
Bro. Scharkley served in the community not just as a Christian, but as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend and relative. He was a truck driver, one who had put in many tiring hours, pouring concrete and installing septic tanks for the houses and buildings we live in and work from, near and far. He endangered himself by driving deep in the American Limestone quarry and driving high up on some of the steepest hills sometimes 7 days a week in all kinds of weather. He retired and had such a short time to really enjoy it, but there is a greater retirement for such a man with a genuine heart who served not only his God and his own family, but his community, his neighbor and strangers. He claimed he was not perfect, but he served a God who is. He had great respect for all people regardless to how good or bad you treated him. He would always bounce back with a smile. The song he would sing around the house to soothe his disappointments was, "As long as I know I have a seat in God's Kingdom, that's alright."


Cemetery Details

Oak Grove Cemetery
South Road
Cottontown, TN,

Visitation

JUL 13. 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Robertson County Funeral Home

2201 Memorial Blvd.

Springfield, TN, US, 37172

Funeral Service

JUL 13. 3:00 PM

Robertson County Funeral Home

2201 Memorial Blvd.

Springfield, TN, US, 37172

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