Thomas Joseph Sheehan IV, 39, ardent astrologist with a great sense of humor, passionate about learning

By on November 22, 2016

Thomas Joseph Sheehan IV, known lovingly to his family and friends as Tommy, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, in Knoxville, Tenn.

He was 39 years old, the son of Tom and Fournet Sheehan. He spent a portion of his childhood living in Lititz.

He graduated from Farragut High School in 1996 and went on to attend Middle Tennessee State University, later transferring to Roane State Community College where he graduated with a degree in health sciences.

Tommy is survived by his loving parents: Tom and Fournet Sheehan residing in Knoxville, Tenn; and his sister, Jessica, brother-in-law John, as well as their children, Kate and Jack, residing in County Cork, Ireland. Tommy leaves his maternal grandmother: Joan Lowther of Fort Wayne, Ind.; Aunt Jana and Uncle Jim LaBorde, and their children, Allison and Tyler of Fort Wayne, Ind.; Aunt Kathleen and Uncle Charlie Frederick of Fairfield; cousin Ben Heslin, his wife Ali, and their daughter Maggie, of Raleigh, N.C.; Cousin Katy Pagan, her husband Pablo, and their three children of Hagerstown, Md.; Uncle Wallace and Aunt Cathy Storch, and their children, from Manheim; Uncle Douglas Michael Storch of Fort Wayne, Ind.; as well as many other loving cousins and friends.

Tommy is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Thomas J. Sheehan Jr. and Margaret Sheehan, formerly of Lititiz; maternal great-grandparents: John N. Shores, and his wife Ruth Lord Shores, of Cambridge, Md.; and niece: Peyton Jane O’Callaghan of County Cork, Ireland.

Tommy’s laughter, sense of humor, light heartedness and love shone through him every single day. He was passionate about learning; an avid reader, and an ardent astrologist. Despite the struggles he endured throughout his life, the light from Tommy’s soul, along with his fantastic sense of humor, loving spirit and caring nature will always be remembered by those that were fortunate enough to know him and love him. May he rest in peace.

There is a celebration of life service planned for spring 2017.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (

Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Seymour, Tenn. Online condolences may be made at

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