Tommy Givens, Sr.

  • Born: August 6, 1938
  • Died: February 19, 2019
  • Location: Forest City, North Carolina

Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services

1251 US Highway 221A
Forest City, NC 28043
Tel. (828) 657-6383

Tribute & Message From The Family

Served His Country Honorably.

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Tommy by adding your memories and photos.

Tommy Givens, Sr. age 80, of Forest City, NC, died Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at his residence.
Tommy was born August 6, 1938 in Rutherford County to the late Thurman Givens and Pauline Poteat Givens. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy and was of the Baptist faith. Tommy worked at Joe's Body Shop and in textiles for many years. He was an avid fisherman and Atlanta Braves fan. Tommy's greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren and taking care of his pet dog, "Prissy".
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Manning Givens and three brothers, Jerry, Bobby and Walter "Pee Wee" Givens.
Those left to cherish his memory include four daughters, Patricia Smith of Forest City, Linda Bradley (Dale) of Bostic, Ann Givens of Forest City and Karen Hill (Bryan) of Forest City; son, Thomas "Tom Tom" Givens, Jr. (Leslie) of Forest City; sister, Dorothy Scruggs of Forest City and brother, Joe Givens of Rutherfordton and a sister-in-law, Barbara Givens of Florida. He is also survived by six grandchildren, David Coggins, Chuck Coggins, Crystal Hill, Morgan Hill, Thomas Hill and Elizabeth Givens; three great-grandchildren, Dakota Lee Coggins, Jordan Goforth, Shaylin Stephenson and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel with Reverend Bob Philbeck and Reverend Keith Stephenson officiating. Interment will follow in Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the funeral home.
Memorial donations are requested to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215.
The family wishes to give a special thanks to Tammy Keitt for being a loving and compassionate caregiver.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Thinking of you, he will be missed, love Aunt Debbie and family.

Posted by Debbie Dorsey - Attleboro - Family   February 22, 2019

So sorry for your lost. We are praying for you through this tough time. Wishing we could be there with you. We love you, Mycroft family.

Posted by Mycroft Mycroft - Foxboro, MA - Family   February 22, 2019

Pat I'm so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Prayers for the family.

Posted by Lorie Givens - Shelby, NC   February 22, 2019

So sorry for The passing of Your Father ... Praying for Each of You

Posted by Paulette Honeycutt IMpinna - Shelby, NC - Friend   February 21, 2019

Pat, I will miss Tom and coming to your home to cut his hair. I've always been impressed with how you and your family take care of each other. Tom was well loved and cared for. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Lisa Enloe - Forest City, NC - Family   February 21, 2019


To our nieces, nephew and the whole Givens family, we are sorry for your loss. We think of you often. We miss you all. Our prayers & sympathy are being sent to you. R.I.P. Tom "Stud" Givens. Love, Aunt Alice & Uncle Jimmy Alker

Posted by BARBARA ALKER - EXETER, NH - Family   February 20, 2019


The entire Givens family is in our thoughts & prayers. We love & miss you all. Uncle Stud truly was one of the great ones. Please, reach out if you need anything. We now have another angel with Aunt Betty to watch over us. You will be missed more than you could ever imagine. R.I.P. Uncle Stud. We love you

Posted by BARBIE ALKER - EXETER, NH - Family   February 20, 2019

Hey pat & Ann & Karen sorry to here about uncle tommy if they are anything I can do give me a call love you all

Posted by Jeff Givens - Ellenboro, NC - Family   February 20, 2019

So sorry for your loss. All of y'all are in my thoughts and prayers. I love you all so much.

Posted by Donna Hendrix - Coker, AL - Family   February 20, 2019

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