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Thomas Larry Sherrill

September 5, 1940 — September 23, 2023

Aiken, SC

 

     Mr. Tom Sherrill of Aiken, South Carolina entered into rest on September 23, 2023, surrounded by loved ones. Tom was born September 5, 1940 at Statesville, North Carolina to the late Otis and Gladys (Pope) Sherrill. He lived a long, faithful, successful and joyous 83 years, married 51 of those years to his love, Anne Kearney Walton.

     Tom graduated from Troutman High School in 1957 and soon began the first of his three 20 year careers when he enlisted in the United States Air Force. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam where he learned computer programming. The mastering of this skill would eventually lead to his second career where he operated mainframe computers for Duke Power of North Carolina. While there he was an integral part of the Y2K changeover on their computer system. Lastly, Tom drove an eighteen wheeler. This was his favorite job, one he had dreamt of since boyhood. He traveled the east coast driving for several big trucking lines.

     Tom was an avid fan of stock car racing. His love for cars led him to the speedway. He enjoyed years driving with the Hooters Racing Team. In the mid 1990’s he drove his number seven car in the ARCA Supercar Series. He and his wife, Anne, had their own team named A&T racing. He drove countless laps at the Charlotte Motor Speedway and other tracks throughout the south east. He hung up his jumpsuit in the late 90’s but enjoyed watching racing for the rest of his life.

     Tom is survived by his wife, Anne; his siblings Mac (Peggy) Sherrill, Ronnie Sherrill, Patricia Sloan, Wesley (Terrie) Sherrill, Chrystal (Earl) Hendrix; three children and their spouses, eight grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and cherished friends.

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