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Oliver Theophilus (Thee) Tomes

March 21, 1969 ~ August 20, 2021 (age 52)

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Obituary

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Mr. Oliver Theophilus Tomes, better known as “Thee” or “Theo”, was born March 21,1969 and departed this world on August 20, 2021. He was the son of the late Rev. O. T. Tomes, and Irene Vinson Tomes.

Thee was raised in Asheville, and graduated from Asheville High School class of 1987. He continued his education at Devry and Blue Ridge Community College. A man of many trades, they ranged from electrical to fine dining. He loved sports, and his favorite teams were the San Francisco 49ers and North Carolina Tar Heels. Affectionately known as G-Daddy by his beloved grandchildren, he enjoyed supporting them in their sports endeavors. His grands meant the world to Thee.  

In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by his sister Elizabeth Renee’ Tomes.

Left to cherish his memory is his mother Irene V. Tomes, daughter Shaneysha Tomes, son Keishawn Tomes, grandchildren La’Mirra Douglas and Alexander Douglas II, nieces Tomara Tomes and Shanabreia Tomes, nephew Chris Tomes, great-niece Braia Alexander, special friend and mother of his children Lisa Harper, aunts Essie Hosch, Lillie Tomes, Lena Miles, and Brendle Padgett, uncles Robert Tomes, Elbert Tomes, and Bobby Vinson, and many, MANY dearly beloved cousins, friends, and classmates.

 A funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Oliver Theophilus Tomes will be held on Friday, September 3, at 2pm at Nazareth First Missionary Baptist Church located on 146 Pine Street in Asheville. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Viewing will be held at New Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church located at 2 Herman Street in Asheville on Wednesday, September 1, from 1pm to 7pm, and again on Thursday, September 2, from 12pm to 7pm. The funeral will be live streamed on Avery's Memorial Chapel's Face Book page.

Donations to assist in the final expenses may be made directly to Avery's Memorial Chapel.

 

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Services

Viewing
Wednesday
September 1, 2021

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
New Mount Olive Baptist Church
2 Herman Street
Asheville, NC 28801

Viewing
Thursday
September 2, 2021

12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
New Mount Olive Baptist Church
2 Herman Street
Asheville, NC 28801

Visitation
Friday
September 3, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
First Nazareth Baptist Church

Funeral Service
Friday
September 3, 2021

2:00 PM
Nazareth First Missionary Baptist Church (Pine Street, Asheville, NC)

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