Thomas Henry McCollum, age 71, of Sunset Beach, NC passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at the SECU Hospice House in Bolivia.
Tom was born September 18, 1946 and was preceded in death by his parents John McCollum and Inez Worthington McCollum.
Tom served his country in the United States Navy and was a veteran of the Vietnam War where he served honorably from 1965 until 1969. He earned numerous medals for his brave service including two bronze stars. Following his naval service, Tom attended and graduated from Western Michigan University. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved scuba diving, kayaking, sailing and hiking. Tom loved spending time with his family and friends who knew him as “Skippy”
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Megan McCollum of the home; son, Brian McCollum of Ann arbor, MI; step children, Bridgid Zappia of Stamford, CT; Ryan DeMaria of Fairfield, CT and Colleen DeMaria of Black Rock, CT; step grandchildren, Alison and Lucca Zappia; and sister, Gayle of Boyne City, MI.
Please join the family of Tom McCollum to celebrate his life on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 9:30 am at the Seatrail Chapel on the Green, 239 Clubhouse Road, Sunset Beach, NC.
in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his honor to the SECU Hospice House of Brunswick County, 955 Mercy Lane SE, Bolivia, NC 28422.
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