Lester Ross (Tommy) Shearouse - POOLER - Lester Ross (Tommy) Shearouse passed away peacefully on Friday at his home after a long illness. He was born on November 27, 1926 in Guyton, Georgia and has been a resident of Pooler for the past 84 years. Mr. Shearouse attended Chatham County Schools and graduated from Georgia Military College in Milledgeville, Georgia. He served with the Army in World War II and was stationed in the Military District of Washington. In the Korean conflict he served with the Georgia Hussars, the third oldest Military Contingent in the United States. During that time he was stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas, and with the Third Army Division in Korea. After the war, he returned home and rejoined his father in their family lumber business, Shearouse Lumber Company, until his retirement in 1984. He received his Master Mason Degree in 1954 and was a member of the Richard T. Turner F & AM Lodge # 116, The Scottish Rite Bodies and The Royal Order of Court Jesters #134. He was an Emeritus Member of the Alee Temple Patrol Unit and The Tybee Light Shrine Club. He was a member of The Chatham Club and Trinity United Methodist Church in Pooler. He was a past master of The Savannah Yacht Club and The Savannah Golf Club. He was recognized by all that knew and loved him for his civic efforts and was instrumental in helping The City of Pooler with obtaining The West Chatham Library, Pooler's first Gymnasium and the West Chatham YMCA. He volunteered his support, time and talent both at the Savannah Ogeechee Canal and also the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. Preceding him in death were his parents, the late Donald and Maurine Shearouse. Mr. Shearouse is survived by his wife of 54 years, Gwendolyn Weathers Shearouse; one brother, Nesbit Shearouse (Ann) of Chamblee, Georgia; one sister-in-law, Annette Barfield (Buddy) of Athens, Georgia. He was loved and revered by his seven nieces and seven nephews, Cynthia Kessler, Elizabeth Johnson, Victoria Blocker, Holly Young, Lisa Mantaro, Jacquelyne Valerie Parham, Kimberly Davis, Mike Barfield, Andy Barfield, Bruce Barfield, Joe Shearouse, Bart Shearouse, Donald Shearouse, Ross Shearouse, and his twenty-two great nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend their appreciation to Hospice of Savannah, and caregivers, Teki Solomon, Jarvis Griffin, Yolanda Dailey and Pat McSwain for providing such wonderful care to Mr. Shearouse during his illness. The funeral service will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church in Pooler, located at 320 Benton Drive, on Monday, May 19th at 2 p.m. with Rev. Randy Nease officiating. Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery in Marlow, Georgia. Pallbearers will be Mike Barfield, Andy Barfield, Bruce Barfield, Joe Shearouse, Donald Shearouse and Ross Shearouse. Remembrances may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 12502 USF Pine Drive, Tampa, Florida 33612-9411, or to Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 603, Pooler, Georgia 31322, or to Hospice Savannah, P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, Georgia 31416, or to a
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