After 72 years of having received incredible blessings involving family, friends, professional accomplishments and clients, Timothy “Tim” Pate Cherry left this world to continue walking with Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior on April 18, 2022.
Tim is survived by his loving wife of forty plus years, Sheila Lucille Cherry, their three children, Traci Lynn Nilsson, Brandon Todd Cherry, and Michael Ryan Cherry (Jennifer Richey); and four grandchildren, Katelyn Nicole Claesson, Lukas Pate Nilsson, Liam Oliver Nilsson and Isabella Diane Cherry. He is also survived by his two brothers, William D. Cherry and David N. Cherry in Louisville, Kentucky, and their families.
Tim was preceded in death by his father, William Clarence Cherry and his mother, Florence Pate Cherry.
Tim was a 1974 graduate of the University of Kentucky with a B.S. in accounting and spent the majority of his 44 plus year professional career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), licensed in Kentucky, South Carolina, and Georgia. He was a partner with Elliott Davis LLP and Cherry Bekaert LLP for approximately 32 years. He also served on various South Carolina Association of CPAs and American Institute of CPAs tax committees and taught numerous professional education classes for CPAs and attorneys.
Tim was a member of the Greenwood Rotary Club and the Aiken Rotary Club and served on numerous boards of directors for various educational and civic organizations throughout the state.
An avid golfer, quail hunter and outdoors man, Tim enjoyed God’s creations at every opportunity. Professionally, his clients quickly became his friends and his servant’s heart was easily recognized by his partners, associates, and friends.
His requests of his family are to celebrate his life, remembering the good times and finding something to laugh about frequently. He believed that grief is the price you pay for having loved, but that grief should be exceeded by the joy of having lived and shared.
A celebration of life in the church atrium will follow a service to be held Saturday, April 23 at 11:00 a.m. at Westminster Presbyterian church.
In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the American Cancer Society, https://donate3.cancer.org, or to a charity of your choice.
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