Arthur Thomas ‘Tom’ Champney

Published 1:59 pm Friday, May 7, 2021

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Mr. Arthur Thomas “Tom” Champney, 69, of Advance, died on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

He was born Aug, 21, 1951 in Richmond County to Allie “Omie” Arlene Ingram and the late Richard Gerald Champney. Mr. Champney served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and ran Champney & Company Hair Salon for many years. He was a golfer and would regularly take road trips with his family.  He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother, son, friend, and barber to many.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by: a daughter, Alex Champney; 2 brothers, Ronnie and DJ Champney; and a sister, Gwyn Champney.

In addition to his mother, survivors include: his wife of 22 years, Terri Forrest Champney  of the home; 2 children, Cassidy Champney and Tiffany Smith; a granddaughter, Jaden Smith; 2 sisters, Melissa Champney and Annette Medley; and many loved nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 8 at Oak Valley Golf Club Driving Range.

Memorials: charity of the donor’s choice.