Thomas Patterson Inge, age 91, of Blackstone, VA, entered into the presence of Jesus on May 25, 2020.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Maggie Inge; six siblings, and his beloved wife of 64 years, Patricia Gravatt Inge.
He is survived by his three children, Steve Inge of North Chesterfield, VA, Marcia (Randy) Daniel of Stockbridge, GA, and Doug (Joyce) Inge of Midlothian, VA.
He is also survived by six grandchildren, Wesley Inge, Brandon (Beth) Inge, Erin (Payne) Daniel, Jordan (Julie) Inge, Jennie (Austin) Daniel, and Kaylyn Inge; and four great-grandchildren, Camden, Carson, Summerlyn, and Levi.
Tommy attended Blackstone High School before going to Virginia Tech, where he received a business degree. Upon graduating from Virginia Tech, he returned to Blackstone, where he met the love of his life, Patricia. After serving in the US Air Force, he spent his career managing the family business, Planters Warehouse, in Blackstone.
Tommy was a lifelong member of Crenshaw United Methodist Church, where he faithfully served in various capacities. He was an active member of the Gideons International and the Blackstone Ruritan Club.
Tommy was very faithful in every endeavor and modeled consistency, commitment, love, and generosity to all he encountered. He loved and cherished his family, always remembering birthdays, anniversaries, and special occasions and writing personal notes of encouragement. He loved to travel and was able to visit over 50 countries with his wife.
Tommy was a passionate fan of the Virginia Tech Hokies. He liked to give out cards to those he encountered that read, “The decision to follow Jesus is the most important one you’ll ever make.” Tommy loved Jesus above all and would want for you to do the same.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons International, Nottoway Camp, P.O. Box 104, Nottoway, VA 23955; or to Crenshaw United Methodist Church, 200 Church Street, Blackstone, VA 23824.