ForeverMissed

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.

Posted by Hope Raynor on July 23, 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
Posted by Bonnie Carden on July 19, 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.
Posted by Jimmy Hinton on July 18, 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.
Posted by Margo Goehring on July 18, 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....
Posted by Alice Holloway-Parker on July 16, 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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Posted by Hope Raynor on July 23, 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
Posted by Bonnie Carden on July 19, 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.
Posted by Jimmy Hinton on July 18, 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.
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