“The Guitar Man”
Thomas Woodrow Carnell, 66, passed away at home on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, of natural causes.
Tom was born on August 11, 1955, to William and Ila Carnell in Salt Lake City, Utah, he was the youngest of six children. On July 24, 1976, Tom married his one true love, Cindy Anthony, who he deeply cherished, together they had four beautiful children.
Tom was a wonderful father and husband. He loved his family with all his heart and worked endlessly to create a life full of perfect memories. He spent many hours with his boys in the garage teaching them the tricks of the auto-body trade and how to wrench on engines, he was mechanically inclined, a characteristic that both of his boys inherited. He loved his daughters and always made them feel special letting them know that they were daddy’s girls.
Tom came from a musical family and was gifted with a musical ear. There wasn’t an instrument he couldn’t play or a song he couldn’t sing. He was exceptionally gifted when it came to the guitar and taught himself to play at an early age. Throughout his life, Tom enjoyed jamming with his bandmates, friends, and family and has taught many of his children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends to play different instruments, mostly the guitar. He was especially fond of the years that he was able to play in the band Jumping Jack Flash with his brothers Bob and Jack and their best friend Lundo.
Tom had a way of connecting with those around him, he had a heart of gold and always made everyone feel loved. He was an excellent listener and could lift anyone’s spirits with a flash of his smile and a few kind words. He loved cuddling babies and watching his grandchildren play.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife Cindy, daughters Rochelle (Shannon) and Terry, sons, Anthony (Sarah), and Thomas (Shawntel), grandsons Dominique (Cheyenne), Hunter, Taylor, William, Shawn, Jaxon, and Mason, granddaughters Averie (Joe), Cindy, Keegan, and Arya and great-grandchildren, Marty, Weston, and Mateo, and his cat Sambo. He will be sincerely missed by many.
Viewings will be held at Larkin Sunset Gardens 1950 E 10600 S, Sandy, Utah, Monday, June 13, 2022, from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. preceding services. Services will begin at 2:00 p.m. To watch the recorded services online, please click on the blue “Watch Services” button above.
Many years ago I met Tom when he was a salesman for Cheif frame racks.
I bought one from him. Little did I know how talented he was playing the guitar. Years later we were playing in a band and had many hours of mutual pleasure playing all of the classic rock songs. We spent many nights jamming at Pete's house. Good times. My brother I'm sorry that you had to leave us so soon!
You will be missed. For his family Please accept my heart felt condolences at this difficult time.
I love you all !
Sending my love and prayers to the whole family. Tom was such a great man and I am honored to have known him. Thanks for putting up with Shelley and I’s shenanigans when we were just we little ones. :)
Deepest sympathy in your time of loss, Our prayers are with your family. Psalms 23.
To the 1st man in my life to be kind to me.
I loved you.
I broke bread with you many times in our lives.
You sheltered me during many storms of my life.
At 1st you did not like me, as any good father would, when a young man came calling on his daughter.
But through the years you showed me kindness and extreme patience when I acted immaturely.
You gave when you had none to give.
You accepted when you had every reason not to.
You smiled through pain
You made me feel okay to be without others
I thought I needed.
You showed me “ it was okay to walk alone”
You showed me that a man is only as good as his word and you kept yours, always to me.
You showed me how to hustle, and you always did.
You were a provider and a good one at that.
You loved your children so much and treated me as one of your own. ( I appreciated that)
I respected you in life and will in your passing and forever in my heart.
YOU WERE A GOOD MAN.
A good example of how to be a good man, to me.
I love you Tom Carnell
Dear Cindy and family, very sad to hear that Tom passed.
Tom was one my first friends, when I moved to the U.S from
England, many hours playing drums with Tom on guitar.
Tom will be missed. Although we did not see each other,
the memories are vivid.
I am sorry for you loss, I know Tom will be missed dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
Dear Cindy and family,
So very sorry for your loss. You were the lady ve of his life as he was yours. I have many memories of both of you.
I was so sorry to hear about Tom’s passing. Words cannot convey my sorrow for your loss. Sending love.