We are gathered here today to celebrate the life and remember the legacy of Thomas Tanksley III, a remarkable individual who touched the lives of many. Thomas, known by his loved ones as a devoted husband, caring friend, and pillar of strength, passed away on January 6th, 2024 in Augusta, GA.
Thomas was born on April 8th, 1942 in Augusta, GA. From an early age, it was evident that he possessed an unwavering determination and a heart full of compassion. These qualities paved the way for a life well-lived and allowed him to make a positive impact on those around him.
Throughout his life, Thomas embraced various roles with grace and enthusiasm. As a husband, his love and devotion knew no bounds. Sheila Tanksley, his beloved wife, has been Thomas's constant companion and source of inspiration throughout their journey together. Their deep connection was not only evident in their shared moments but also in the way they supported each other through thick and thin.
Thomas's infectious energy extended beyond his immediate family circle. He had a genuine zest for life that drew people toward him naturally. His warmth and kindness left an indelible mark on all who had the privilege of knowing him. It was not uncommon for friends to seek solace in his comforting presence during challenging times or turn to him for valuable guidance.
In addition to being a loving husband and compassionate friend, Thomas led a fulfilling professional life. His hard work and dedication earned him respect within his community. Though his career accomplishments were impressive, it was Thomas's unwavering commitment to his values that truly set him apart. He believed in always doing what was right, even when faced with difficult choices.
Thomas's memory will forever live on in the hearts of his surviving family and friends. While his physical presence may be absent, his spirit will continue to guide and inspire all who were fortunate enough to know him. Let us take solace in the memories we shared with Thomas and honor his life by cherishing the values he held dear.
Visitation services for Thomas Tanksley III will take place on Friday, January 12th, 2024, from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM and will be held at the C.A. Reid Sr. Memorial Funeral Home located at 314-A Laney Walker Blvd Ext., Augusta, GA 30901.
The funeral service will be held at Bottsford Spring Baptist Church, located at 2154 7 Oaks Rd, Waynesboro, GA 30830, on Saturday, January 13th, 2024. The service will commence at 11:00 AM. Following the service, Thomas will be laid to rest in a burial ceremony at Bottsford Spring Baptist Church at approximately 12:15 PM.
Let us come together as a community to celebrate the remarkable life of Thomas Tanksley III and find comfort in each other's presence during this time of mourning. He may have left this world physically, but his legacy will continue shining brightly through the lives he touched and the memories he left behind.