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 consider it a privilege to have known and served alongside Tom for many years on the Smart Start Board of Directors. His dedication to the children and families of Pender County is an inspiration to many. Rest in Peace to a dear man!
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RIP Tom, you have attained your reward.
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Tom you were one of a kind and would put others needs before your own. It has been an honor to know you, blessing I will cherish forever. “A father figure I never had” there is and always will be a special place in my heart for you, missing you. You taught me a lot esp about politics and tools. Avery and Aspen will miss you so much. I will keep your spirit/memories in their lives because you were a big part in my life and good to us. We love you Tom. Your in a place of no pain, Rest In Peace. We love and miss you so much.
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