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Tommy T.C. Lemons RIP

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Nitro crew chief, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. big bad john
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 4,727

    big bad john

    .....R.I.P......prayers going out to the family
  2. wetatt4u
    Joined: Nov 4, 2006
    Posts: 2,147


    God Speed........

    sorry for the lost.
  3. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,034


    R.I.P. T.C., Big Daddy's associate that contributed so much to his racing and personal success. The T-shirt quote about drag racing is one of the funniest ever. A giant hole in Big's life for sure. Condolences to all of the family and friends of this great one. ~sololobo~
  4. 150J/F
    Joined: Jan 2, 2010
    Posts: 237


    Sad news for sure...just won't be the same around Gar's place.
  5. OneRustedDodge
    Joined: Jan 28, 2007
    Posts: 176


    I visited the Garlits' Museum in 2006 (at age 16) and had the opportunity to meet T.C. He walked around with me and my dad recalling stories about each car from the golden years. He spent about 1-hour with us and it was the most memorable museum experience ever. Thanks for sharing your time with me, T.C., you will be sorely missed.

    - Jon and Craig
  6. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,189


    Condolences to family and friends. A big loss.
  7. PVTA Jay
    Joined: Dec 17, 2010
    Posts: 150

    PVTA Jay

    RIP T.C., show 'em how to do a real fire burnout !!
  8. Total Performance
    Joined: Jan 4, 2011
    Posts: 1,496

    Total Performance
    from Nor Cal

    Incredibly sad news, my thoughts and prayers are with all his family and friends. The best thing we can do is keep his lifelong achievements and contributions to the sport and culture we love alive in these forums and at dragstrips all over. Talk about him and never let these memories from the golden age of motorsports fade. Rest in peace to a friend, legend and one hell of a good guy.

    Im sure Big has been on the site though I'll resend the link to him and Pat to let them know we are all out here thinking of them all.

    Rest in peace T.C. Have a blast up there. Hope your back in your Chrysler powered 32 Ford enjoying the 1320.

    Total Perf-
  9. Diana The Doc
    Joined: Aug 21, 2009
    Posts: 272

    Diana The Doc
    from New York

  10. Rocky Famoso
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
    Posts: 3,015

    Rocky Famoso

  11. RIP Mr. Lemons

    One of my earliest memories (around 1972 or so) was of being picked up to shake Don Garlits' hand and (I believe) Mr. Lemons who was standing right next to him at a drag strip in south Texas.
  12. rd martin
    Joined: Nov 14, 2006
    Posts: 2,408

    rd martin
    from indiana

    sorry to hear this, he was quite the chracter! sorry don you lost a good one.
    Joined: Sep 18, 2007
    Posts: 3,594


    Just received this information:
    Service and viewing is going to be on Tuesday the 17th from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M.
    Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services
    5946 SE Robinson Road
    Belleview, FL 34424
    Phone: 352-245-2424
    TC will be cremated and his urn will be put in the museum.
  14. melsfine39
    Joined: Apr 24, 2009
    Posts: 235


    This was taken at Garlits Museum A couple of years ago. It was time for Gainesville and a lot of past racers and crew were at Garlits that day.We asked T.C. for a picture and as the picture was being taken T.C. said "I hope I don't look OLD!" We laughed,it was great to have met him. Mel:D

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    Last edited: Jan 14, 2012
  15. arkansas Bob
    Joined: Aug 2, 2011
    Posts: 27

    arkansas Bob

    We were racing at Bristol in the 70s. Met T.C. and Don for the first time. I consider it a privilege to have known him. REST IN PEACE T.C. (PAPPY) Lemons.
  16. pcterm2
    Joined: Aug 25, 2009
    Posts: 551


  17. Wow...such a loss to the drag racing community.
    We were fortunate enough to have met TC at the East Coast Drag Times HOF event in NC in 2010,the stories TC told literally had brought the crowd to tears among all the laughter.

    Godspeed my friend TC,glad to have spent some time with he is with master of ceremonies Bret Kepner,another guy who hasn't forgotten a thing:
  18. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 26,092


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