Thomas “Larry” McCollum

Thomas “Larry” McCollum, aka: Poppy and Mack, age 82, of Cedartown, Georgia, passed away and entered his eternal home with the Lord on Monday, March 8, 2021. He was born on March 19, 1938 in Cedartown.  He was the son of the late Davis “Dave” McCollum and Naomi Galloway McCollum.

Larry was a graduate of Cedartown High School.  He was a US Army Veteran; member of the Masonic Lodge in Cedartown, Shriner, and a member of the American Legion.  He volunteered his time as a volunteer Fireman, peewee football and baseball coach. 

He also helped on the field at the Cedartown football games.  He was retired from the Southern Company (Plant Bowen).  He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish and hunt; and he loved to sing and dance.  He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who had the privilege of knowing him. 

Mr. McCollum is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Christine Davis McCollum; daughters, Jill McCollum McManigal (Rick) and Sherry Fancher; son, Scott McCollum (Lorinda); sister, Jan McCollum Gunnell (late Raymond Gunnell); brother, David McCollum (Pat); seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.   

Mr. McCollum is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Danny McCollum; and sister, Jackie McCollum Powell (Bill).

The funeral arrangements for Mr. Thomas Larry McCollum will be held on Friday, March 12, 2021 at twelve o’clock in the afternoon in the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Wisner and Rev. Chris Pruitt officiating.  Interment will follow in the Northview Cemetery with full military rites conducted by the Rockmart American Legion.

The family of Mr. McCollum will receive family and friends on Thursday, March 11, 2021 from six o’clock in the evening until eight o’clock in the evening at the Gammage Funeral Home.

The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers: Kerrigan McManigal, Brayden McCollum, John Thomas McCollum, Jeremy Morris, Kyle Morris, and Jason Gunnell.

In accordance with the guidelines and recommendations set forth by the CDC, social distancing guidelines will be in place as well as the use of masks required for all services provided for Mr. McCollum.

Messages of condolence can be made to the family by visiting our website and signing the online guestbook at

The Olin L. Gammage and Sons Funeral Home is handling the arrangements for Mr. Thomas “Larry” McCollum. 

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