BURLINGTON - Thomas Elwood "Tommy" Mann Sr., 81, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 at Alamance Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family.
He was born Oct. 25, 1931 to the late Ernest Samuel and Leola Hancock Mann and was the husband of 52 years to the late Georgia Irene Hilton Mann.
Tommy attended Staley Memorial Baptist Church and was a U.S. Navy
veteran, serving during the Korean War
. He was employed with Western Electric for 37 and a-half years and was an avid traveling photographer.
Survivors include his daughter, Cheryl Phillips and husband Gordon of Burlington; son, Tom Mann Jr. and wife Debbie of Elon; granddaughters, Jennifer Mann Davis and husband Jeff and Jessica Phillips Massey and husband Stephen.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, three brothers and one sister.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 in the Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Benny Smith and the Rev. George M. "Jack" Phillips, with burial to follow in Pine Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Friday at the funeral home prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Staley Memorial Baptist Church, 1446 N. Graham Hopedale Road, Burlington, NC 27217.
You may sign the online register book at www.lowefuneralhome.com