Thomas Jackson Shrewsberry


GHENT, WV - Loving father, Thomas Jackson Shrewsberry, 89, of Odd, WV, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017, at his daughter's home.
Born September 10, 1927, at Barkers Ridge, WV, he was the son of the late Paris C. Shrewsberry and Louise Farley Shrewsberry.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Roberta; one grandson, Thomas Jackson (T.J.); five brothers: Jasper, Wintford, Bennett, Garland, and Gilmer; four sisters: Helen, Paulene, Aretta, and Ola; and one daughter-in-law, Pam.
Survivors include his four children, Rita Zilinski and husband Steve of Ghent, WV, Gail Shrewsbury and husband Gilmer of Flat Top, WV, Thomas Shrewsberry and wife Susan of Roanoke, VA, and Paris Shrewsberry of Flat Top, WV; two brothers, Basil Shrewsberry and wife BeeBee of Ghent, WV, and Harry Shrewsberry and wife Charlene of Cary, IL; two sisters, Juanita Gay and husband Joe of Niles, IL, and Icy May Green of NC; sister in law, Molly Shrewsberry of Ghent, WV; fifteen grandchildren, John Zilinski and wife Renee, Sandra Fox and husband Jason, Tina Markland and husband Tony, David Shrewsbury and wife Karen, Rebecca Halvorson, Brandi Petrella and husband Bob, Danielle Peters and husband Billy, Jennifer Lilly, Danny Ray Moore Jr., Bobby Moore, Pribble Moore, Melissa Shrewsberry, Kimberly Shrewsberry, Tessa Thompson and husband Sammy, Paris Shrewsberry Jr. and wife Alisia; twenty-four great grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Thomas was a retired coal miner and member of the UMWA. He loved farming and spending time with family and friends. He loved going to church when he was able. He was a member of the Ghent Freewill Baptist Church.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Funeral services will be 11 AM Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel in Shady Spring, WV, with Rev. Jeff Shrewsbury officiating. Burial will follow at the Paris Shrewsberry Cemetery on Odd Road, Ghent, WV. A visitation will be held on Monday, June 19, 2017, from 6 to 8 PM at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home.
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Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown, WV, and Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Shady Spring, WV.
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