Thomas Dudley Malpass

April 25, 1933 - November 23, 2015
Thomas Dudley Malpass

Thomas Dudley Malpass, Sr., age 82, went to meet his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, November 23, 2015, surrounded by his beloved family and friends.

He was born in Pender County and was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force stationed in Texas, where he met his wife. He returned to Wilmington and worked for Nabisco as a route salesman, McLean Trucking Company, and for General Electric from where he retired. Tom was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Wilmington. He was a hardworking man who enjoyed farming and gardening and spending time with his family.

Tom is survived by his wife of 58 years, Rachel L. Malpass; five sons, Thomas Dudley Malpass, Jr. (Carolyn), William Grady Malpass, Arthur Glenn Malpass, Gerry Craig Malpass (Kay), and Randal Dean Malpass; grandchildren, Amy, Bethany, Bryan, Kevin, Kaila, Katie, Karlee, Alex, Samantha, and Elliot; and five great grandchildren. One brother, Gene Edward Malpass.

The family will receive friends on Friday from 6 to 8 pm at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 2730 Northchase Parkway SE, Wilmington, NC 28405. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st St., Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • November 25, 2015
    mike kittrell says:
    With deepest sympathy to my dear aunt and cousins...thinking of you all at this difficult time...

  • November 27, 2015
    Jerry Beck says:
    Sincerest sympathy in the loss of your husband and father. My thoughts are with you at this time.