1947 Tommy Ray 2022

Tommy Ray Boals, Sr.

April 14, 1947 — February 15, 2022

Tommy Ray Boals, Sr, 74, of Wando, South Carolina, husband of Karen Distler Boals entered into eternal rest Tuesday, February 15, 2022. His funeral service will be held Sunday, February 20, 2022 at The Stables at Boals Farm, 242 Boals Farm Rd., Charleston, SC at 2:00 pm. Interment will immediately follow at Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Saturday, February 19, 2022 at J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mount Pleasant Chapel, 1494 Mathis Ferry Rd, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Tommy was born April 14, 1947 in Orangeburg, South Carolina, son of the late Ronald Milford Boals, Sr. and the late Louise Bessinger Boals. Tommy started the family business, Mt. Pleasant Tree Service in 1976, and retired in 2020 after 43 years of building a flawless reputation for professionalism and affordability. The landscape and history of the Lowcountry would not be the same without the image of Tommy driving his blue tractor all around Shem Creek, working hard to beautify the grounds of the neighboring businesses. Tommy left a final message for all of us who knew and loved him, "Just because I'm gone, doesn't mean you can drive on my grass." He enjoyed classic cars, collectibles, and most of all his family.

He is survived by his spouse of 29 years, Karen Boals of Wando, SC; children, Tara Brown (Ty) of Winston-Salem, NC, Tommy Ray Boals, Jr. of Mount Pleasant, SC, Jason Aaron Boals (Lauren) of Mount Pleasant, SC, Jason Barley (Clancie) of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Josh Barley (Chrystal) of Columbia SC and Ashley Truitt (Matt) of Lexington, NC; and his brother Ronnie Boals, Jr. of Mt . Pleasant; and ten grandchildren, Emma and Jacob Brown, Layton and Pressley Boals, Baker and Bennett Barley, Dylan and Landon Barley, and Whitley and Waylon Truitt.

He is preceded in death by his sister Dyanne Whitton.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, February 19, 2022

6:00 - 8:00pm

J. Henry Stuhr Mount Pleasant Chapel

1494 Mathis Ferry Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

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Funeral Celebration

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Starts at 2:00pm

The Stables at Boals Farm

Clements Ferry Rd, SC 29492

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Interment

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