Thomas Oliver Mobley of Greenville, passed away at age 61 at his home on New Year’s Eve, 2022, surrounded by his loving family and beloved dog, Snoop. Tom was adopted by Allen and Olive Mobley in Miami in 1961 and was raised in Greenville, SC. He graduated from Wade Hampton High in 1979 and completed his undergraduate study at The Citadel in 1983, first in his Political Science major. Tom then enrolled at the University of South Carolina School of Law and graduated with the Juris Doctorate in 1986.
After law school, Tom accepted a position with the Honorable William Howard Ballenger. In 1988, Tom joined the Greenville County Solicitor’s Office, where he worked until he left to form the Mobley Law Firm in 1991. Tom married his beloved wife, Lisa, on March 21, 1992. In 1997, Lisa joined Mobley Law Firm to begin over 20 years of their private practice together, ably assisted by Andi Hendricks, paralegal and office manager. The firm is focused on family law matters and they have dedicated their lives to helping families and serving the community.
Tom’s children were his greatest joy. He devoted much of his time to coaching t-ball, baseball, and soccer for their childhood teams. He spent countless happy afternoons at soccer practices and games, swim meets, and cheer competitions. He was proud of his children’s achievements and the paths they have taken in life.
On a whim and a dream, in 2011, Tom and three friends formed the band WPOS, affectionately named by Lisa, and wowed their fans with over 150 concerts in venues across Greenville, at the Windjammer on Isle of Palms, in Buffalo, NY, and in the Florida Keys. The band was proudest of their annual Christmas party fundraiser, which over the years brought in more than $110,000 for Safe Harbor. Tom’s extensive music knowledge, his willingness to sing in front of adoring crowds, and his quick costume changes from his vast costume collection–from Elvis, Kiss, and Mick Jagger to Freddie Mercury–were highlights of the shows.
Tom is survived by his wife Lisa and his children Allen, Elizabeth, and Anna, along with his mother Olive Mobley of Greenville, brother David and his family Ryoko, Noah, and Miya of Florida, and extended families Kenny, Mimi, and David Hunt of Seneca, SC, Jeff, Gail, Carter, and Riley of Weaverville, NC, and mother-in-law Eleanor “Punkin” Richardson of Seneca. He was predeceased by his father, Allen Mobley.
The family will have a private funeral service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts to Safe Harbor, the Greenville Humane Society, or Meals on Wheels, three of Tom’s favorite community service organizations.
Beasley Funeral Home, Greenville is in charge of arrangements.
Posted in: Beasley Funeral Home
Posted on: 2023-01-09
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