Thomas Wade Fleetwood

Thomas Wade Fleetwood

June 21, 2021, 67, Goldsboro –

Thomas Wade Fleetwood, 67, passed away at his home on June 21st, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. Born on September 20, 1953, he was the son of Ruth Harris Fleetwood and the late Wade Fleetwood.

Tom obtained his MSW at West Virginia University and worked in a variety of settings that served mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse populations. For over 20 years, Tom was a supervisor at the Methodist Home for Children. Tom will be remembered for having a love and heart for others.

Tom enjoyed spending time by the water with a rod in his hand. Nothing brought him more enjoyment than feeling the tug of a fish on the other end of his line. Tom had a passion for sports and was pulling for his Mountaineers no matter where he was.

The family would like to offer special thanks to Phil Massengill for his friendship and caregiving of Tom, Community Home and Hospice for their services, and many others who provided care over the years.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, June 26th, 2021, at Salem Hall, located at Salem United Methodist Church, at 11:00 AM. The family will receive guests following the service at their home.

In addition to his mother, Thomas is survived by his wife of 37 years, Diane Fleetwood, and son, Matthew Fleetwood. In addition to his father, Thomas is preceded in death by his brother, William Fleetwood.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial donations be made to the SECU House, located at 123 Old Mason Farm Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27517, Community Homecare and Hospice, 2309 Wayne Memorial Dr. Goldsboro, NC 27534, or Salem United Methodist Church, 2706 Salem Church Rd., Goldsboro, NC, 27530.

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