May 17, 2021, 73, Mount Olive –
Thomas Jackson Sullivan, 73, resident of the Oak Ridge community near Mount Olive, passed away Monday afternoon, May 17, 2021 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.
Jackie, as he was known to locals, was a military man having enjoyed a fulfilling career with the United States Army. Upon his retirement, he continued as an airplane mechanic through military contracting.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Faye Pate Sullivan; his parents, Henry Sullivan and Beatrice Hill Sullivan Jones; a brother, John Henry Sullivan; and a sister, Mary Anne Sullivan Moats.
Survivors include his daughter, Thomasine Sullivan and her boyfriend, Scott Wallace; five grandchildren, Madison, Julie, and Alyzabeth Sullivan, and Tiffany and Tyler Wallace; and several cousins and their families.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 20, at Tyndall Funeral Home, officiated by the Rev. Frank Harrison, followed by visitation. Burial will be Friday, May 21, at 11:30 a.m. in Maplewood Cemetery with military honors. An American sign language interpreter will be provided at both events.