Thomas Keys Hannah was a beloved husband, father and grandfather, a loyal and devoted friend. Tommy lived his life with enthusiasm, compassion for others and an enduring devotion to God Almighty.
The Rite of Christian Burial and Interment of Ashes was held at St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church Saturday, April 11th. Soloist Jeanne Brown sang “Jesus Loves Me” and “I’ll Fly Away”. Brenda Daly sang “Amazing grace!” and “Just as I am”.
Tommy grew up in Atlanta off Clifton Road. He was the Senior Class President at Druid Hills High School. He played varsity basketball, baseball and football. He graduated from Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina with a degree in religion. He was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and a baseball pitcher on the team. He also played football for the Terriers.
Tommy served in the Navy. He was assigned as an aircraft technician while stationed at Subic Bay in the Philippines. He served tours of duties in the Republic of South Vietnam and was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal.
Back home he established Orenda Palm, and produced cleaning products for the laundry industry. He had a passion for photography throughout his life and would sell his prints at the Piedmont Arts Festival. In 1983, he founded The Caldron Classic Golf Tournament for friends and family to enjoy.
Tommy will be remembered for his passion to live life to its fullest and his capacity to help his family, friends and those in need. He was always present at the Friday men’s prayer group.
He spent much of his time visiting his much loved New Orleans. He was a member of the Krewe of Centurions and Druids. Tommy, Mary Jane and Neely attended Bal masque (masquerade balls) in the holy city for nine years. He was a member of the Irish Channel Club in New Orleans.
Tommy is preceded in death by his parents Harry Conclave Hannah, Jr. and Louise Rhea Hannah. His brothers Harry Conclave Hannah, III and William Neely Hannah.
He is survived by his wife Mary Jeanette Wilson Hannah and his sister Rhea Neely Hannah, daughter Neely Madeline Hannah Moore, son-in-law, William Ryan Moore and grandson Jackson Brooks Moore and his beloved Great Pyrenees, Eli.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, 4393 Garmon Road NW Atlanta, Georgia are appreciated.
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