Thomas Pillsbury

Thomas Hendon "Tom" Pillsbury Sr.

Sunday, October 31st, 1937 - Saturday, May 11th, 2019
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Mr. Thomas Hendon Pillsbury Sr.
October 31, 1937 – May 11, 2019

Mr. Thomas Hendon Pillsbury, Sr., age 81, of Griffin, GA, went home to be with the Lord, on Saturday, May 11, 2019. He passed away, surrounded by his loved ones, at his residence in Griffin.

Tom was born on October 31, 1937 in Baltimore, MD. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernice and Bill Pillsbury; wife, Jan Pillsbury; 3 daughters, Debrah Grace, Elizabeth Martin and Lavonda Roberts; son, Tim Pillsbury and great-grandson, Brant Hoover.

Tom was veteran of the US Air Force. He worked, owned, and operated numerous businesses in the auto industries of Georgia. Tom was well-known for his generosity and compassion for others, and a favorite of all who had the opportunity to work alongside him. Out of all of the earned success and reputation he carried throughout his life, Tom spoke of his family as his greatest achievement.

He is survived by his daughter, Ann Evans and husband Chris of Charlotte, N. C.; son, Thomas Pillsbury Jr. and his wife Melody of Griffin, GA; son, Billy Pillsbury and wife Denise of Griffin, GA and Steven Jackson, who he loved as his own son; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren; as well as his two sons-in-law, Ronnie Roberts and Andy Martin, who loved him deeply as their Big Daddy.

Funeral services for Mr. Thomas Hendon Pillsbury, Sr. will be held on Tuesday, May 14th at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Heritage Funeral Home. Steve Martin will officiate. Interment will follow in Westwood Gardens with military honors. Friends may visit the family Monday evening from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Veterans Administration Hospital in Atlanta, through E-Donate at in memory of Mr. Pillsbury.

Heritage Funeral Home 1512 Williamson Rd. Griffin, GA 30224 is in charge of arrangements.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, May 13th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Monday, May 13th, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Heritage Funeral Home
    1512 Williamson Rd.
    GRIFFIN, GA 30224
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  • Service

    Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 11:00am
    Chapel of Heritage Funeral Home
    1512 Williamson Rd.
    GRIFFIN, GA 30224
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  • Interment

    Westwood Gardens
    1155 Everee Inn Road
    GRIFFIN, GA 30224
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David Dunn

Posted at 08:14pm
Big Daddy Pillsbury was one of the most generous people I’ve met in my lifetime. I grew up with his sons and he always let us be teenagers and experience life to the fullest. His door was always open and his ears ready to listen. He will be missed. It was an honor to know him. There is a void in our lives but rest assured he is reaping the salvation of heaven. Condolences to the family and extended family and friends. Psalms 133. David and Angel Dunn

Ann Evans

Posted at 03:39pm
You were a constant present in my life. Never once did I look up or look back and you weren’t there to hold my hand or cheer me on. My life is forever changed since your passing but heaven just got sweeter. A piece of my heart left with you but I’ll carry your memory with me and one day I’ll join you in that precious place called heaven. Godspeed my sweet Daddy.


Posted at 01:35pm
May the family of Thomas Hendon Pillsbury please accept my sincere condolences hoping you find comfort in God's words at Acts 24:15 and Psalm 37:29.

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