Thomas Farrell, Sr.

Thomas Allan Farrell, Sr.

1940 - 2020

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Obituary of Thomas Allan Farrell, Sr.

Thomas Allan Farrell, Sr. of Columbia, South Carolina went peacefully to be with our Lord Jesus with his family by his side on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 after a brief battle with cancer.

Tom was born in Charleston, SC on August 23, 1940 to Joseph A. Farrell and Vivian Edens Farrell. He served in the United States Marine Corps in addition to his 42 year banking career. He retired from Bank of America in 2010. Tom was called the Mayor of Murraywood by his friends and neighbors on Shadowood Drive. His favorite pastimes were refinishing furniture, fishing, NASCAR and creating personalized cookbooks for family and friends.

Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 55 years, Helen Elrod Farrell, son, Allan Farrell, daughter Tammy Farrell Lang (Rob –his “other son”), three grandchildren whom he adored, Garrett Lang, Jeremy Lang and Megan Lang, sister, Mary Farrell Lawrence, numerous additional beloved nieces, nephews, family and friends along with his faithful companion, Midnight the Shitzu.

A memorial service of celebration will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 6952 St. Andrews Road, Columbia, SC 29212.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church ( or the American Cancer Society

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of South Carolina Cremation Society, 3223 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 104, West Columbia, SC 29169.

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