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Thomas William Pillow

June 15, 1953 - October 16, 2021

Thomas William Pillow, 68, of Lynchburg, passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born on June 15, 1953, to the late Thomas and Angelina Pillow.

Tom graduated from E.C. Glass. He loved to paint, read, and listen to music. He had a dog named Amber who he loved very much.

He is survived by his wife, Ethel Virginia Pillow; daughter, Daphne Renee Davis and Fiancé, Katia; seven grandchildren; brother, Bob Pillow and wife, Cathy; sister, Martha Sue Pillow and wife, Robin Jordan.

A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at Tharp Funeral Chapel, Lynchburg. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, is assisting the family.

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Rest In Peace Uncle Tom

Posted by Dominique on October 28, 2021

So much to say about Tom(my) Pillow, my childhood friend. We met in junior high school. He was the coolest guy ever as the amazing drummer for his band "The Herd", along with his friend Richard Lowe. He taught me how to do some decent drumming in the E.C. Glass High School marching band. We lost touch after high school, but I am glad for his life and his memory. A wonderful friend and a great guy. He will be missed. With sadness for his passing, but joy in his being with us, my deepest condolences to his family. Bruce Falk

Posted by Bruce Falk on October 21, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Tom's death. He was such a lovely guy. We played in a high school rock n roll band together. He and our guitar player, Richard, were very talented. I was terrible. We usually practiced in the Pillow's basement on Gorman Drive. And Tommy was such a good artist! My condolences to the whole Pillow family.

Posted by Michael Schewel on October 21, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Tom's death. He was such a lovely guy. We played in a high school rock n roll band together. He and our guitar player, Richard, were very talented. I was terrible. We usually practiced in the Pillow's basement on Gorman Drive. And Tommy was such a good artist! My condolences to the whole Pillow family.

Posted by Michael Schewel on October 21, 2021

My sincere condolences to Bob and Martha, Tom’s wife, and families. Tom was a unique person.

Posted by Katrina Landon on October 20, 2021

Tom was an exceptionally gifted drummer, and a huge musical influence during my high school years. He was also an exceptional painter and I treasure his original pieces I have. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and his siblings, Bob and Sue.

Posted by Richard Lowe on October 19, 2021

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