Thomas McShane(1944 - 2012)

Thomas Philip




Thomas Philip McShane "Phil" was born on September 12, 1944 and left this earth to rest in the arms of his Savior on November 16, 2012.

For those who knew him, Phil was larger than life.

Phil was a member of the Community of Christ Church in Cantonment, FL. He love the Lord and enjoyed worshipping with his fellow believers.

Phil loved big and gave big. He had a servant's heart that gave unconditionally. He helped anyone in need that he came across.

Phil loved the outdoors. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. His hunting camp in Camden, AL was his "home away from home". He would have rather been tromping through the woods than doing most anything else in the world.

Phil was a collector. He would trod through flea markets and antique stores any chance he got to see what treasure he might find.

Phil was co-owner of Master Insulation where he worked for over 25 years. He was in the contracting business for nearly 40 years. As he did with everything else, he worked hard at his business and his employees loved him like a family member.

Phil was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. McShane Sr. and a brother, Charles E. McShane Jr. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Deborah L. McShane. Three children, P. Todd McShane of Elberta, AL, Jennifer L. Todd (Wesley) of Pensacola, FL and Marcia D. McShane of Franklin, TN. Four grandchildren who were the light of his life, Parker T. McShane, Jillian G. Todd, Reagan E. McShane and Emma L. Todd. Five brothers, Howard L. McShane (Gloria) of Griffin, GA, Timothy W. McShane of California, P. Dennis McShane (Freda) of Pensacola, FL and J. Terry McShane (Barbara) of Pensacola, FL. He is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews and many, many loving friends.

Pallbearers will be his dear friends, William Childress, Ralph Ewing, Johnny Jernigan, Ray Johnson, Billy Perryman, Stover Perryman, Denny Qualls, and his beloved grandson, Parker McShane.

Phil had a heart for helping children. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the youth fund at the Community of Christ Church, 800 Watson Ave., Cantonment, FL 32533.

Visitation will be held at Faith Chapel North on Sunday, November 18, 2012 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm with services immediately following. Burial will take place at Eastern Gate Memorial Gardens.

FAITH CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME NORTH, 1000 Hwy 29S, Cantonment, FL is in charge of arrangements. You may express your condolences online at

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Published in Pensacola News Journal from Nov. 17 to Nov. 19, 2012