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Harold Thomas Sandridge, Jr.

November 7, 1959 - June 11, 2021

Tom Sandridge (Harold Thomas, Jr.) of Lynchburg, Va. passed away June 11, 2021 at the age of 61.

Tom is survived and cherished by his loving wife and best friend of 36 years, Mary Sandridge; their beloved four-legged kids, Charlie and Angel; brothers, Kevin (Charlotte) and Randy (Debbie); nephews, Joe (Jenny) and their kids (Owen and Harper), Randy, Jr., Hunter (Jessica) their daughter, Adalida; nieces, Amanda (Seth) and their kids (Jaxon and Ada), Nora, Savannah, and Sydney; extended family, Pam (Paul).

Tom was preceded in death by his father and mother, Harold Thomas, Sr. and Mildred Sandridge.

Tom was a man of faith and active member of Norwood Baptist Church. He was simply a man built of love and kindness that never met a stranger. He was an expert in construction and built many beautiful things with his hands and mind throughout the years. He also used his heart to build relationships with many important people. One of his most prideful passions was his family. He was a man of encouragement and would go out of his way to set them up for success unselfishly.

Tom and Mary were known as a power couple that worked tirelessly as a team to accomplish any task or goal that was set in front of them. Together they built and operated multiple companies which provided jobs and futures for those who were blessed to know them. Tom loved to work hard and play harder; he and Mary loved traveling and enjoying their lives and love. He will be missed by so many friends and his community will experience a great loss with him gone.

A celebration of Tom’s life will be held in the chapel of Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. The family will receive friends following the service. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg is assisting the family.

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Mary, it was heartbreaking to learn of Tom's passing. I know you have an abundance of great memories that will forever keep him close to your heart. May God bless you. Love, Wanda & Daryl Beverly

Posted by Wanda & Daryl Beverly on August 1, 2021

Praying for you, Mary. May the Lord continue to comfort your heart. -the Albans

Posted by Vangie Alban on June 30, 2021

Mary, we just found out about Tom and are so sorry to hear this. You guys were and always have been the very best neighbors we’ve ever had - loved living next to you guys. You treated our kids like your own and they will be heart broken to hear this news. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything - I know Tom would do that for us. We love and are thinking about you. Jay & Sheri

Posted by Jay Dougherty on June 23, 2021

Mary, I am so sorry to have gotten your call of Tom’s passing. An unexpected shock. He was a wonderful man, with a huge heart and infectuous smile & laugh. You are a strong woman. Hold on to all the happy memories that will get you through. This is what he would want. My sincere condolences, thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time. Please reach out anytime for anything. Ed & I are always here for you. Love, Lisa Latori Xoxoxoxoxoxo

Posted by Lisa Latori on June 17, 2021

Mary, I can't believe Tom is gone. My condolences to you and your family. You and Tom both were great people to grow up with. I have many fond memories of all of us running around the neighborhood. I regret that we hadn't stayed in touch over the years. I hope we can catch up soon.

Posted by Mark Jennings on June 16, 2021

Mary, we met your precious Tom when we moved to Stripers Landing. He was such a beacon for us. I also served on their board with him and have missed him ever since he moved from our little community. Our prayers are with you during this very challenging time. He did pass too early.

Posted by Ruthe and Ernie Ploskunyak on June 14, 2021

Mary, I am so sorry to hear about Tom. My thoughts are with you.

Posted by Debbie Goode on June 14, 2021

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