Thomas (Tommy) Marsh Baucom, Sr., age 70, of Leland, North Carolina entered into eternal peace with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with his family by his side on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center after a short battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Tommy was born on March 4, 1949, the son of Thomas Clarke and Katherine Page Baucom. Tommy was raised at First Baptist Church in Garner, NC and was baptized at 9 years old. He married Ruth Colvin in October 1977 and they have been side by side every day since then.
Tommy graduated from Garner Senior High School and went to Wake Technical College to complete his technical degree. Tommy started working when he was a teenager and he was working until the end. His career started with CP&L where he spent 24 years, and then he moved on to various jobs where he travelled around the Southeast and ultimately 47 of the 48 contiguous states. Tommy loved to travel but his ultimate goal was to live at the coast. In 2008, Tommy and Ruth made their dream happen when they moved to the Wilmington coastal area, bought a Jeep, and were able to drive out on the beach any time they wanted. Nothing made Tommy happier than being on the beach with Ruth, their dog, and the Jeep.
Tommy is preceded in death by his mother Katherine Page Baucom, step-mother Dora Smith Baucom, and step-brother Forest Smith. He is survived by his father Thomas Clarke Baucom, his wife Ruth Colvin Baucom, children Chuck & Tricia and TJ & Jennifer, grandchildren Liam, Lucas, Cameron, and Kylie, and siblings Julie & Dan Jones, Yetive & Louis Capps, Katherine Baucom, Alison Seger, and step-sister Loretta & Barry Rittenhouse.
There will be a memorial service held at First Baptist Church of Garner in Garner, NC on Saturday July 27, 2019 at 11:00AM. In lieu of flowers, the family has set up a page for memorial donations to be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation through the link: