In Memory

Thomas Jarrell

Thomas Jarrell

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05/18/16 02:53 PM #1    

William Campbell


Remember our basketball team your Father coached us in 1960?

I remember us playing at the Freedom Hall court against another 12 yr old team.

Miss you Tom

05/22/16 10:27 PM #2    

Judith Shapiro (Libby)

I worked with Tom on the 1966 Lair staff. Many of the photo's in our Yearbook were taken and developed by Tom. Our deadlines largely focused on him...he spent a lot of hours in the darkroom. Tom jokingly talked about going crazy from the pressure. Tom was a wonderful guy whom I fondly remember.

05/30/16 06:58 PM #3    

Linda Purdy (Nachand)

What a sad day when you passed, and a great loss. You had a real grand knack with that camera lens! You will be so greatly missed as you were a great guy and friend.  Linda Purdy Nachand

06/01/16 02:27 PM #4    

James Bryan, Jr.

Great guy.

07/18/16 03:44 PM #5    

James Byassee

I remember Tom from 7th grade initially, Ms. Kazanjian’s core class. We became friends about 11th grade and were friends for a number of years before we sort of got absorbed in our lives too much to maintain a connection.  I was horrified when I heard that he died that I hadn’t reached out to him many years earlier. He invited myself and Frank Stanhope (also ’66) to visit him at Rollings College in Florida my junior year and got us dates and took us to parties and it was great fun. He was interested in Vanderbilt Law School, although he started there just after I had graduated and went on to the psychology department at the University of Louisville. We didn’t lose total contact though. With Tom’s new tax law knowledge, he did my taxes and my wife’s taxes and saved us a bundle a couple of years. He also invited me to work on the Todd Hollenbeck campaign (?) for Mayor of Louisville, I think, one summer. He took me to meet Hollenbeck and we worked on a project to direct absentee ballots towards him from college students—I think it was Tom’s idea. I don’t remember what happened.

My most fond memory of Tom is that we watched together in my basement TV in Louisville the 1969 Apollo Neil Armstrong moon landing. We cheered at the TV at the “one step for man” statement and took pictures of the TV and it was just like a win by Duke over Carolina (which I always love).  

I really regret that Tom and I didn’t stay connected. I had a kid and was working myself to death trying to finish my research and classes and I do know he was very busy as well.

Best to you Tom and I miss you.

Jim Byassee



08/05/16 04:31 PM #6    

Cynthia Colvin (Weller)

Tom was one of the most genuinely nice people I have known.  He really cared about people.  I remember his sparkling eyes and ready smile.  A life cut short.

08/06/16 05:00 PM #7    

Lee Overley

Tom was such a friendly and easy going classmate at Waggener. He always had a great smile 

and will truly be missed at our reunion! Prayers for you my friend! 



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