Obituary for Thomas "Tom" Wall
Mr. Thomas “Tom” Edwin Wall of Corban Ave. E., passed away Friday, December 29, 2017 at Avante of Concord.
His funeral will be 2 PM Wednesday 1/3/2018 at First Baptist Church officiated by Dr. Jim Collier, Rev. Jim Goare, and Rev. Jim White. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. The family will receive friends beginning at 12:30 pm in the vestibule of First Baptist Church.
Tom was born October 18, 1924 in Greenville, SC to the late George Robert Wall and Virginia Lipford Wall. Tom was also preceded in death by his wife of 70 years Rachel Yates Wall, and brother William Wall. He graduated from Concord High School where he lettered in football. Tom was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during WW II. He returned to Concord to work for Yorke & Wadsworth Hardware before finding a career with Cannon Mills. Tom was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church, and was a quiet, meticulous man who enjoyed a good joke.
Tom is survived by his children, Barbara W. Collins and husband Dick, and Thomas Wall, Jr., all of Concord; grandchildren, Mary Wilder, Anne Taylor, George Bethune III, Michael Furr, Thomas Wall III, Christina Dibbert, and Moriah Wall; nine great grandchildren; nephew, William “Bill” Wall, Jr, and cousins in the Danville, VA area.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 200 Branchview Dr. SE, Concord, NC 28025 or to the charity of one’s choice.