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Condolence From: Danette McCrary
Condolence: My best girlfriend, Cherye, owner of Grillers in Sweetwater, TN, hired Tom to Work for her in this Restaurant. I lived in Knoxville at the Time playing Piano. Cherye called me up and Said, " Hey Danette. . Got to come down here. I've arranged a Blind Date for you. I'm not One for Blind Dates.. So I drove down to Grillers and walked inside. In there was Cherye waiting for Me. She escorted me down a flight of Stairs and into the Bar Area. I was Guided to a Semi - Dark booth where I was Introduced to Tom Barish. My first impression of Tom was that he was an Intelligent Gentleman. Found out that we Both were New Age people. We were Sitting in that Booth talking up a storm. At that point, Tom brought out his Computer. Checked out my Full Astrological Chart. He was really someone I wanted to get to know..
Tom was a Smart Communicator. We used to Sit and Visit. . I learned that he liked Fish Sauce on a lot of food! ! ( for me. .pretty Gross )..
But the one Thing that Tom did for My Life was 'To Touch Base'. For Years and years and years, There would be a Surprise Text from Tom. He usually had a Short message asking how Life was Treating Me. . He had no clue where I even lived or what kind of Relationship I was in. Tom Always took the Time to keep his Friends as Close as he Could.
Lighting a Prayer Candle for Tom the Spirit. Blessed Be, my Friend! ! :-)
Friday April 14, 2017
Condolence From: Holly Hudson
Condolence: Dear will be missed by all who knew and loved you. Our love and prayers are with your beloved children. Thank you for the light you brought to an often dark world. (Oh...and save me a seat!)
Thursday April 13, 2017
Condolence From: Waya Jameson
Condolence: Tom was always such a good soul, always laughing and smiles. He's one of those people you always thought would be around forever. We have truly lost a very special person and he will be missed greatly. So very sorry for your loss.
Thursday April 13, 2017
Condolence From: Charles E Centers
Condolence: You will be missed my friend.
Thursday April 13, 2017
Condolence From: Amanda Moore
Condolence: My friend Tom.
You placed a smile on my heart. I have such great memories from Prom and our friendship at Farragut. You had a kind and loving heart. You always listened and cared.I was so grateful for your sweet company at Thanksgiving 2013.
Thank you for your friendship all these past 40 years.You were loved and you will be missed.
Wednesday April 12, 2017
Condolence From: Jim Gilliland
Condolence: Tom Barish. Someone I wish I could go back and appreciate more. Regret not knowing Mr. Misunderstood. Shalom brother.
Wednesday April 12, 2017
Condolence From: Gail Stamps
Condolence: I am so sorry to hear the news about Tom. We met as freshmen in high school, and he became the big brother I never had, the best friend who always had my back and could always be trusted with my confidences. We saw each other through some rough times, and although we had fallen out of touch in recent years, he never left my heart. I will always remember the fun times we had, and the many laughs we shared at the (often times wild) speculation about the nature of our relationship. He was my best friend, in the truest sense of the word, and I will miss him.
Wednesday April 12, 2017
Condolence From: Kathy Hudson
Condolence: So sorry to here of Tom's passing.... I was a classmate at Farragut High School... my thoughts and prayers are with his family...
Wednesday April 12, 2017
Condolence From: Don Amburn
Condolence: Tom was a high school classmate and for me personally, I will always remember him as a fun loving, clever, witty guy. I'm saddened he left us so soon. God bless his family during these trying times.
Wednesday April 12, 2017
Condolence From: Venetia Ellis
Condolence: I worked with Tom at Sigel. We became very good friends. He always made me laugh. I've lost my best friend. I will forever be grateful that he was a part of my life. Truly a special man that will be deeply missed.
Tuesday April 11, 2017
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