Thomas James Bradshaw, 71, of The Village of St. Helena, a kind and dedicated man entered his eternal rest on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
He was born December 5, 1946 in Denver, Colorado, the son of the late Thomas LeRoy Bradshaw and Ernestine Schissler Bradshaw.
Tom graduated from UNC-Wilmington with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and was employed with Cape Fear Community College for 29 years. He also served 26 years in Pender County law enforcement, working with Pender County Sherriff’s Department, Surf City Police Department and as Captain in Burgaw Police Department. Being dedicated to his community, Tom served as president of Burgaw Jaycees, president of Burgaw Area Chamber of Commerce, and 20 years as a Burgaw Volunteer Fireman. He assisted in the organization of The Village of St. Helena and served as its mayor pro-tem.
Thomas was a gentleman of excellent character in all facets of his life; being honest, dependable and trustworthy. Anything he committed to, he did with dedication. Being an outstanding photographer, Tom photographed for area newspapers and for many weddings. He was a faithful friend and his presence on this earth will be missed.
Funeral service and committal service will be 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home with Rev. William Hill Pearsall conducting the service.
Following Tom’s request there will be no viewing or visitation.
Shared memories and condolences may be sent to the family by selecting "Guestbook" above.
Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Burgaw.
Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home (Burgaw)
Thursday May 24th, 2018
10:00am - 11:15am
308 W. Fremont St.
Burgaw, NC 28425
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I knew your Mom and Dad and had lunch with them many times. I always enjoyed seeing you at Hardees. You were so knowledgeable. Glad you passed my way. RIP
Submitted by Jo Ann W james on May 22 2018 08:52:13 AM
TOMMY YOU WILL BE MISSED MORE THAN YOU WOULD HAVE EVER GUESSED NOBODY TO GET SOMETHING GOING WITH AT BREAKFAST NOW WHOSE GOING TO FILL YOUR SEAT?MAYBEYOU CAN GET THE PEACE YOU YOU SO MUCH DESERVED NOW.YOU MEANT A LOT TO ME AS A CLASSMATE FRIEND&IREALLY RESPECTED YOUR KNOWLEDGE.GOING TO MISS YOU AT BREAKFAST .BUT YOUREIN A BETTER PLACE GOD TOOK YOU HOME HE SAW HOW HARD &PAINFUL YOU WERE HURTING IN YOUR SITUATION ANDSAID ENOUGH MY SON COME WITH ME NO MORE WORRIES OR PAIN.....INTHE THEE LOVE OF OUR SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.YOUR FRIEND AND CLASSMATE WALTER GRIFFIN.........
Submitted by WALTER GRIFFIN on May 21 2018 11:31:47 PM
Rip Tom. You will be missed
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