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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Tommy you will be missed in many ways especially when it comes to supporting the person running for office that you believe will be the best to represent the people . Thanks for your support of myself when I was a canidate for office . You will be remembered as a kind gentle man that respected your fellow man . Rest In Peace . Tim Baker
Submitted by Tim Baker on May 25 2018 09:54:49 PM
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The news of your passing caught me by surprise. You were loved and will be missed. I pray you are now in comfort and that your loved ones find solace in this time. You always put a smile on my face when you came into subway ! Love, Princess and the Baker family
Submitted by DeLayne Baker on May 24 2018 01:48:48 PM
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Tommy, on behalf of the people of St. Helen, we thank you for your service to the community.
You will be missed. I always enjoyed
The political talks. You always had my back.
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