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Thomas Monsey Sesler, Jr.
Date of Death or Service Oct 7, 2016
Thomas Monsey Sesler, Jr.
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 Pastor Tommy Sesler went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 29th, 2016.  Visitation will be held on Friday, October 7, 2016 from 2pm until the time of service.  A memorial service is scheduled for Friday, October 7, 2016 at 4pm at the Taylor Funeral Home.  He was born in Nashville, TN on October 7th, 1951 to A.Z. and Tom Sesler Sr. He graduated from Glencliff High School in Nashville and attended Belmont University and Columbia State. Pastor Tommy began preaching at the age of 15 and at 19 he became the youngest full-time evangelist in the Southern Baptist Convention. For ten years he traveled across the United States preaching in churches, high school assemblies, area-wide crusades, as well as television and radio appearances.  In 1973, he received his private pilot’s license and quickly incorporated flying into his ministry.

  In 1979 he founded Dickson Chapel and remained there for five years. He was also the founding pastor of Word Chapel and was looking forward to celebrating 50 years in ministry. Outside of Ministry, he enjoyed tournament fishing, flying, hunting, and target shooting. While working as Sales Rep for Winner boats, he had the privilege to fish several B.A.S.S Tournaments. “Tommy Sesler Outdoors” was his column in The Dickson Herald for several years in the 80’s as well as a weekly Radio Program.

  After moving to Dickson in 1980, he volunteered with the Dickson County Sheriff’s Department to use his flying skills to aid in solving crimes and locating marijuana plants.  He was the owner of Skylens Aerial Photography doing commercial and residential shoots. He also worked for Grizzle Ford in Dickson, Crown Ford in Nashville, and was the owner of Dickson County Motors for 18 years.

 Pastor Tommy was preceded in death by his Mother and Father, Tom & A.Z. Sesler. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sherry Sesler; sons, Graham and Wes Sesler of Dickson; daughter, Sunday Greer of Pegram; and three grandchildren, Austin Sesler, Kaitlyn Sesler, and Jaxson Sesler also of Dickson.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Covenant Church.

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