Tom McAuley

Born in Memphis, TN on February 9, 1939

Departed on July 19, 2014 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Thomas Irving McAuley “Pops”, 75, of Hendersonville died July 19, 2014 after suffering a second stroke. He was preceded in death by his parents, T.E. and Mary Elizabeth McAuley; brother, James McAuley; wife, Joy Bryson McAuley. He is survived by his sons, Tim (Susan) McAuley of Gallatin; Tommy (Rachel) McAuley of Hendersonville; grandchildren, Anne Martin, Sam, Grant, Griffin and Mary McAuley; brother, Robert McAuley of Anderson, SC.

Tom was born on Feb. 9, 1939 in Memphis, TN. He attended Freed-Hardeman College, and was a graduate of David Lipscomb College. He worked in the banking/finance business for over 40 years. Tom was an honorable man who loved the Lord and his church, where he was a deacon and Sunday school teacher at Shackle Island Church of Christ. He loved spending time with his family and friends. His hobbies included golf, Alabama football, singing and his grandchildren. His favorite food was chocolate. Tom will be forever remembered for his strength and will be missed by everyone who knew him.

Active pallbearers will be Tim, Tommy, Grant, Griffin and Sam McAuley. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert McAuley, Bill Bryson, John Sims, Roy High, Charles Appleton, Bill Ward, Dennis Johnson and David Wilson. A life celebration ceremony will be held Thursday, July 24 at 11am at Hendersonville Memory Gardens with Brother David Swanger officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 23 from 2-8pm and one hour before the service on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Tennessee Kidney Foundation, 95 White Bridge Rd, Suite 300, Nashville, TN 37205 or Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson St, Nashville, TN 37203. HENDERSONVILLE FUNERAL HOME 353 Johnny Cash Pkwy. (615)824-3855 springfieldfh.wpengine.com

11 Comments to Mr. Tom McAuley

  1. Tommy Foster
    July 21, 2014 5:28 pm

    Tommy & Tim ,I’m vary sorry about your Dad.Your Mom & Dad where great neighbors to my parents . Stay tough I’ve been there ! I’m the only Foster left. My Bro Dave passed in March

    Tommy & Pat Foster

  2. RAY HOLSBERRY
    July 22, 2014 9:06 am

    i have known tom for approx. 35 years both in business and friend . He was a very good man and my condolences go out to his family

  3. Rebecca Vanderpool
    July 22, 2014 9:24 am

    My sincere sympathy to the family for he loved all of you. I have heard him talk for hours about his boys and the love of his life Mrs Joy. My mind and heart flood with memories of the fun we had working at Citizens Bank on Cherokee Road and New Shackle Island. He was just the best to work with and eat chocolate. You were always the best if you brought chocolate. We all loved Tom and he loved us, if for no other reason, we all could cook and he would always eat what we cooked.
    Our love and prayers

    Rebecca and Bob Vanderpool

  4. Linda Anderson
    July 22, 2014 12:00 pm

    My condolences to Tom’s family. I knew Tom through the industry we both worked in, and he was always the smiling, happy guy at our yearly conferences. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  5. Mary Kropp
    July 22, 2014 12:57 pm

    To Tom’s family, please accept my sincere condolences. Tom was a much loved member of our national, not-profit lending community. He was a fixture at our national conferences and always a joy to see and spend time with. I met Tom early in my career in this field back in 1997. God bless Tom’s family and friends, and we now rejoice through our tears that his pain is over and he is with our Lord. Prayers…

  6. Elaine (Butts) and Rick (Fox)
    July 22, 2014 3:37 pm

    Tom, Tim and Families,
    Rick and I are so terribly sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing! We are out of town, and will be unable to attend his Memorial Service, but please know that our hearts and thoughts will be with him and you, his beloved family!

    We will certainly miss taking chocolate-chip cookies by to that always-smiling man that seemed he would never give up! Please know that our thoughts, love and prayers will be with each of you !

    Our love,
    Elaine and Rick

  7. Myrtle Marksberry
    July 22, 2014 4:15 pm

    Tim, Tommy, and family,
    My sincere symthpathy to all of you. Tom loved each of you very much and was so proud of his family. I treasure the
    many memories of working with Tom at Citizens Bank. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. I pray God’s
    peace surround each of you and guard your hearts.

    Love,
    Myrtle

  8. Jan Garlitz
    July 22, 2014 7:02 pm

    Dear Tim, Tommy and Family,
    I knew Tom through the Small Business Administration Loan program and often saw him at industry functions. He was a wonderful person, always smiling and enthusiastic. You are very blessed to have had him as a father and grandfather.
    My prayers are with all of you. God bless you and Tom.
    Jan

  9. Toby and Karen Locke
    July 22, 2014 9:14 pm

    Tim and Tommy,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. We love you both and appreciate what a difficult time this must be for you. Please let us know if we can do anything at all for you.
    Much Love,
    Toby, Karen and Keeley

  10. David Young Parker
    July 23, 2014 11:12 am

    I knew Tom when we were students together at David Lipscomb College (1959-1961). He was two years ahead of me.

    I grew up in Chattanooga.

    I graduated from Lipscomb in June 1963. I was a good friend of Bill Bryson and his wife June. I remember Joy very well.

    The memories of youth are long, long memories.

    David Young Parker, Attorney
    Nashville, Tennessee

  11. Fernando
    February 18, 2016 10:37 pm

    A good financial plnenar will provide more value than he charged. Same with a doctor, a lawyer, an accountant, or a mechanic. Bloggers that say otherwise have neither the studies nor the experience to say otherwise. Most GOOD financial plnenar or consultants study for years to get their certifications or degrees. It takes 10 seconds to log in and whine about why they are all crooks . The internet is filled with crackpots.

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