Chapel services for Thomas Wastine “T.W.” Kilcrease, Sr. will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 in the chapel of Hughes & Wright Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Sunnyside Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday, Jan 29, 2018 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.at the funeral home.
T. W., 88, died early Sunday morning, Jan. 28, 2018 at Crisp Regional Hospital. He was born in Doles, Ga. to John Monroe Kilcrease and Minnie Alderman Kilcrease. He is preceded in death by beloved Devada “Bot” White Kilcrease. He is also preceded in death by his siblings: Ottie Irene Meeks, Joseph Leon Kilcrease, Olaf Marlon Kilcrease, Emma Ida Posey, Malcolm Woodrow Kilcrease, John Mitchell Kilcrease, Willie Phortice Harper and Joyce Elizabeth Jolly.
He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War and member of Northern Heights Baptist Church. He participated in church until recent months. He was active in the Northern Heights Baptist Church Food Program and the family suggests memorial contributions be made there in his memory (NHBC Food Program, 1102 East 8th Ave., Cordele, GA 31015.) He was also an avid Atlanta Braves fan.
He was well known in the agricultural circle in the Crisp County area having worked at Noble & Chandler Peanut Company, McCay Peanut & Grain and B & W Farm Center. He was retired from the Georgia Department of Labor.
He is survived by his two sons: Thomas Wastine “Tommy” Kilcrease, Jr. of Cordele and Monte Lee Kilcrease of Lakeland, Ga.; two sisters-in-law: Ruby Kilcrease of Cordele and Imogene White of Summerville; a granddaughter: Haley Kilcrease: a great-grandson: Ashton Straka; and special family members: Adie White, Heather and Dr. Kim White and Sandra Sanders.
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