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Thomas Carl Burroughs

February 1, 1964 — March 19, 2024

Burns, TN


Thomas Carl Burroughs, known to his loved ones as a beacon of kindness and love, passed away on March 19, 2024. He leaves behind a legacy of love, laughter, and unwavering dedication to those closest to him.
Born on February 1, 1964, Thomas had a passion for superheroes, with Batman holding a special place in his heart. His eyes would light up whenever he talked about the Caped Crusader, showcasing his inner child and love for adventure. Thomas also had a knack for enjoying the simple pleasures in life - going out to eat, watching action movies at the theater, and making others smile with his infectious laughter.
One of his most endearing qualities was his thoughtfulness towards others. Whether it was bringing back two suckers or balloons from the doctor's office - one for him and one for his cherished 'sissy' - or ensuring his mother felt loved and cared for every single day, Thomas always put others before himself.
His love for Elvis Presley and all things American Indian spoke volumes about his eclectic interests and open heart. He found joy in sharing his passions with those around him, always eager to introduce new experiences to his extended family. Thomas's guidance and support for his second cousins reflected his desire to impart wisdom and lead by example, leaving an indelible mark on future generations.

Thomas will be deeply missed by his surviving family members and friends who were touched by his warmth and sincerity. While we mourn the loss of such a remarkable soul, we take comfort in knowing that Thomas Carl Burroughs will forever remain in our hearts as a shining example of love and selflessness.
In the words of Bruce Wayne (Batman) himself: "A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy's shoulders to let him know that the world hadn't ended." Rest peacefully, dear Thomas, knowing you were indeed our everyday hero.


There are no services scheduled at this time.


Survived by: 


  Phyllis Earnest Burroughs of Burns, TN


  Heather Burroughs of Burns, TN


  Teresa Nyles


  Harry Nyles (Lori)


  Beth Wilson, Cathy Akima, and Melissa Garland (Brian); April, and Wendy Burroughs; Richard Nyles, 

  Angel Ortega, and Andrew Nyles; as well as Linda, Diane, and Benjamin Schneider

Special Friends:

  Kathy and Randy

Preceded in death by

Father: Kenneth Burroughs 

Paternal and Maternal Grandparents: specifically paternal grandfather Houston Burroughs, and maternal grandmother Opal Earnest Nyles

Aunts: Jackie, Marlene, Mary, and Jean 

Uncles: Tom Burroughs, and Richard Earnest.

Arrangements by Spann Funeral Home & Cremation Services (615) 446-1123



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