Thomas Lee "Tommy" Cleary

June 18, 1939July 21, 2018

Thomas Lee "Tommy" Cleary, 79 of Taylorsville, passed away July 21, 2018 at his home.  He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, where he served as an usher, a member of the Knights of Columbus, Fern Creek Masonic Lodge #955 F&AM, a hamm radio and cb operator, and a retired coal miner and convenient store owner.  He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Spears;  two daughters, Paulette Steele and Pamela Evans;  two sisters, Georgia May Cregger and Shelby Lawson;  along with a brother, Walter Edward Cleary.  He is survived by his loving wife, Lois Ann Taylor Cleary;  one son, Zachary Cleary (Tammy);  four daughters, Kathy Romeo (Angelo), Ginger Mills (Ray), Genette Finney (David), and Petrellia Coppola (Augustino);  three sisters, Norma White (Jerry), Louise Cregger, and Francess West-Poma;  along with 11 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at the McFarland-Troutman-Proffitt Funeral Home with burial to follow in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service.


Dear Trella and Family, You are in our hearts and on our minds, please know that we are with you in spirit and we offer our prayers for your strength to endure this great loss. Trella, you are blessed with many gifts, your capacity to love and your strength to support and your ability to accept support are some of the greatest that I have been blessed to experience. Love, Willa, Darlene, Betty, Autumn, Rebecca and Mary Anne
My heartfelt condolences to Tommy's family for their loss. I entered Tommy's life well over 20 years ago when he decided to pursue his ham radio license. He was a live wire who always had a kind word for everyone. He was one of those special people who pass through our lives, and I'm honored to have known him. God bless you all - Jim
I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. Recently I lost my dear mother, and found great comfort in the Holy Bible, like at Isaiah 25 verse 8 - "The Sovereign Lord will swallow up death forever, and wipe away the tears from all faces." Also at Revelation 21 verse 4 we find God's promise to remove both pain and death. For more comfort, I turn to the website at: (Search: Comfort)
Trella and Family, So sorry for your loss, wanting to let you know that you are in my heart, thoughts, and prayers. May God give you strength as you go through this time of loss. Love you my friend, Suzette
Uncle Tommy, you were so influential in my life especially my younger years. You taught me early many of the things I would have to deal with as I grew older: some I learned young: HA! HA! and we enjoyed even if they were a bit outside the line. I love you and thank you for all the wonderful memories! I will see you at God's side! Your loving Nephew David( Butch)
Lois and Family, I have some fond memories of Uncle Tommy. When I was little I wanted to grow up to be like him.Tall, dark hair and handsome. In a way I did. I was a faithful servant for the church and a Knights of Columbus member, and now a minister. It is scary to think how much we sound alike. Uncle Tommy got me to jump off the high diving board for the first time at Linkous Park. I was afraid but he assured me I would be okay and I was. I felt so good overcoming my fear. I also remember when Tommy had taken me on a bike ride and my foot got caught in the spokes. It hurt, but being near where Lois lived, Tommy took me to her house where I received a bunch of TLC. I enjoyed my talks with him. He was a man of God and today He is with his Lord. He has a wonderful, loving and caring family that he now lives through. Tommy loved his family very much and would anything for them. Tommy will always have a special place in my brother's (Butch) and my heart. Kelly Cregger (K)