Pledger, Thomas Cleveland "T.C." (Summerville)

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Thomas Cleveland "T.C." Pledger, age 88, of Grand Eight Lane, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday afternoon, May 11, 2022, at his residence.   

A native of Boaz, Al., he was born to the late Herman John Thomas Pledger and Bessie Turner Pledger on Sept. 30,1933. Mr. Pledger was retired owner and operator of Pledger Automotive, was member and deacon of New Beginnings Baptist Church and was choir director in Baptist Church for over 40 years. Mr. Pledger was a veteran of Korea serving in the United States Army, was a member and past Master of Alpine Lodge #211 F & AM, was past president of the Chattooga County Shrine Club, and a member of Gideons International.   

He was preceded in death by his wife, the late Dorothy Beatrice Dooley Pledger on Aug. 26, 2021; his parents; a daughter, Reda Gail Pledger; sisters, Betty Johnson and Gay Nell Shaw; and a brother, James Lewis (Pat) Pledger.

Surviving are his daughter and spouse, Connie and Othell Stone; sons and spouses, Steve and Jill Pledger and Tommy and Kim Pledger; grandchildren, Amanda Long, Justin Stone, Leslie Boston, Brianna Stone, Zach Pledger, Lann Pledger, Trevor Pledger, and Natalie Burdick; 20 great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert (Bob) Pledger, Artis Pledger, and Bill Pledger.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 15, at 3 p.m. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with his sons, Steve Pledger and Tommy Pledger, and Pastor Ken Johnson officiating.  Interment will be in the Perennial Springs Cemetery, with Masonic Rites by Alpine Lodge #211 F & AM.  Active pallbearers will be Justin Stone, Zack Pledger, Lann Pledger, Trevor Pledger, Andy Long, Tyler Burdick and L. J. Boston. 

Visitation will be Sunday from 1-3 p.m. at the funeral home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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