Thomas Wayne Pipkin
  • 74 years old
  • Date of birth: May 31, 1942
  • Date of passing: Jul 14, 2016
Let the memory of Thomas be with us forever

Thomas Wayne Pipkin, 74, a longtime resident of Granville County passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Hock Family Pavilion in Durham.

A native of Durham County, the son of the late Henry Bowling Pipkin and Nancy Lee Colclough. He was of the Baptist faith, a member of the Creedmoor Masonic Lodge, loved vintage classic vehicles and was a consultant with GTE for over forty years.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, July 17, 2016 in the Eakes Funeral Home Chapel in Creedmoor by Rev. Dan Hill. Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor.

Surviving is his wife of thirty years, Kay Ross Pipkin of the home, a daughter, Kimberly Hardy (Rick) of Durham, a grandson, Maxwell Thomas Hardy and several sisters and brothers.

Visitation will be held Sunday, July 17, 2016 from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and at other times at the home.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Hope Raynor on 23rd July 2016

"Kay, I am so sorry to hear about Tommy. I happened to pull up Eakes Funeral Home and saw his obituary. I worked with Tommy at GTE. The last time I saw you and Tommy was at your Aunt Barbara McNeill's house. Tommy was a great guy. I know he will be missed by many.  My Thoughts and Prayers Are With You! May God Give You Comfort, Peace and Strength During This Time of Sorrow! Sincerely, Hope Raynor"

This tribute was added by Bonnie Carden on 19th July 2016

"To Kay and the entire Pipkin family, I send my deepest sympathy.  Tommy was such a precious soul.  He was respected and loved by so many of us at GTE.  I remember several times as he came to visit his dear friend, Billy Judd, in our office.  Mr. Judd threatened to mess his hair up and Tommy always stood and never sat down because he knew his hair would get messed up.  Great guy and will sincerely be missed."

This tribute was added by Ralph N on 19th July 2016

"Dear Pipkin family, I am sorry for your pain, and loss. I would like to share with you something that has given many comfort at a time like this. You can find real comfort in what God has promised, such as in John 5:28,29 -He promises that he is going to resurrect all those who have ever died, back to life again here on earth. And all the things that cause us sorrow, pain, and even death, will be gone forever. You can read about this in Revelation 21:3,4, and 1 Corinthians 15:26."

This tribute was added by Margo Goehring on 18th July 2016

""So sorry to hear of Tommy's passing. Kay you and the family are in my thoughts and prayers.  He was a super nice guy and in joyed working with Tommy.  He will be missed by so many people...."

This tribute was added by Jimmy Hinton on 18th July 2016

"To the Pipkin family, sorry to hear of your loss.  Tommy and I went to Southern High and graduated the same year, 1960.  Will be thinking of you and praying for the family."

This tribute was added by Dennis Mathewson on 16th July 2016

"I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Recently I lost my dear mother,
and found great comfort in the Holy Bible, like at Isaiah 25 verse 8 -
"The Sovereign Lord will swallow up death forever, and wipe away
the tears from all faces."  For more comfort, I turn to the website
at: (Search: Comfort)"

This tribute was added by Alice Holloway-Parker on 16th July 2016

"I was so sorry to hear about Tommy's passing, please accept my condolences. He had such a great sense of humor, just a super nice person, am honored to have known him. Know he will be missed greatly and my prayers go out for all who loved him."

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