Thomas J. "Turba Tom" Borrell, Jr., age 37 of Quarryville, passed away due to an accident in Crossville, TN, on Friday, July 29, 2022.
He was born in Newark, DE, at Christiana Hospital, son of Thomas J. & Kathleen Ruoss Borrell of Cochranville.
He graduated from Octorara High School and the Center for Arts & Technology Class of 2004 and Williamson Trade School Class of 2007 majoring in Power Plant Technology. He worked at Exelon, now Constellation, as a maintenance mechanic in the Hydro Division. He was an Eagle Scout in Troop #63 of Cochranville. He enjoyed hunting and doing crossword and sudoku puzzles. He was a member of IBEW Local 614 and Tall Pines Club. In his early 30’s diesel performance caught Thomas’ attention and he ran with it. It soon became his life. He built and fabricated his own pro street drag truck while documenting his build over the course of several years while gaining 20,000+ followers. His work ethic and never give up attitude will carry on his legacy for years to come.
Surviving besides his parents is a brother Robert J. Borrell and his fiancee, Alexa Bradley, of Parkesburg. Also surviving is his godmother Kay Mullen of West Grove along with numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Funeral service will take place from the Shivery Funeral Home, 111 Elizabeth Street, Christiana, PA, on Saturday, August 13 at 11 a.m. with a greeting time from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. There will also be a time to greet the family at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in the Faggs Manor Presbyterian Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made in memory of Thomas J. Borrell, Jr to the Williamson College of the Trades, 106 S. New Middletown Road, Media, PA 19063. Arrangements have been entrusted to Shivery Funeral Home, Christiana & Paradise.