Terry “T.C.” Carlisle passed away peacefully at home on Thursday December 20, 2018 after a long battle with COPD. He was born in Sparta, Wisconsin on June 29, 1948, the third child of Kenneth and Rosellen Carlisle.
He spent his early years at the family farm, generally causing a ruckus. After serving his country as a Marine during the Vietnam War, T.C. spent time traveling the country. He loved sharing his stories of living and working in Las Vegas, hanging out on the beach in California and hitchhiking to Mexico. Undoubtedly, many laws were broken.
Eventually he returned to Sparta, where he had two daughters, Jocelyn and Nichole. T.C. raised his girls as a single father. Those who knew him knew that his daughters were his pride and joy and his greatest accomplishment. In addition to being a devoted father, T.C. was an expert car restorer with a passion for vintage muscle cars. He was an avid gardener and a fiercely loyal friend. Always quick with a crazy story or an inappropriate joke, T.C. was truly one of a kind and will be deeply missed.
He was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Rosellen Anderson, and his father Kenneth Carlisle. He is survived by his loving daughters Jocelyn and Nichole Carlisle, his brothers Dwight and Steve Carlisle, his sister Kay Folkerts and his dear friends Lynda McDaniels and Amy Plummer.
Per his request, there will be no funeral services. There will be a celebration of life at Lynda Lou’s tavern on Friday December 28th, starting at 11:00am. His daughters ask that guests wear their best tie-dye t-shirts and come ready to share memories of their shenanigans with T.C. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.schanhoferfh.com
The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with arrangements.