A memorial service for Tom Cheely, longtime missions pastor at Briarwood Presbyterian Church, will be held Monday May 12 at 1 p.m. The service will be at Briarwood.
Cheely was a native of Hopewell, Va. He graduated from Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill., earned his Master of Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary, and was presented with the Doctor of Ministry from Birmingham Theological Seminary.
After seminary, Tom served as pastor at the First Presbyterian Church, Soddy Daisy, Tenn.; the Locust Presbyterian Church, Locust, N.C.; planted and pastored the Carolina Presbyterian Church, Locust, N.C.; the New Covenant Presbyterian Church, Manning, S.C.; and came to be the missions pastor at Briarwood Presbyterian Church in August 1983.
Cheely was called home on May 7; he was 70 years old. He is survived by his wife Kathy, three children — Andy, Becky, and Anna — and seven grandchildren.