Thomas Earl Arthur

August 2, 1944 - June 10, 2021
Thomas Earl Arthur

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On June 10, 2021, Thomas Earl Arthur passed away into God’s graces after an extended illness. A fighter throughout life and through out this illness, he never gave up.

He is survived by his wife Pam whom he loved more than most people can comprehend much less be blessed enough to experience in their lifetime. He also is survived by his son Jeffrey Thomas and his wife, Laura, and his daughter, Jennifer Arthur Linnemann. He also leaves 7 grandchildren who loved him very much. He was predeceased by his parents Thomas and Verlie Arthur of Rowan County North Carolina.

Tom, a graduate of East Carolina University, rose to leadership positions at IBM and Xerox before moving to the insurance industry where he lead sales efforts for Mass Mutual and Northwestern Mutual Life. Tom always gave back to his Wilmington community and relished his time with the Wilmington Rotary Club, He served as president where he represented Wilmington at the Rotary Worldwide Convention in Mexico City, Mexico. Tom thanks all Rotarians for their support over the years. He also loved to fish and was known all across the Cape Fear area as a master angler and baiter. Tom sometimes liked to project a gruff exterior but those that knew him always spoke of his generous and giving spirit to those in need. His love of his community and family knew no bounds.

The family is working on planning a gathering to celebrate Tom at a future date. The arrangements will be updated on Wilmington Funeral & Cremation website as more information becomes available.

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  • June 11, 2021
    Tyler Heerwagen says:
    Pam and family, Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss of your beloved Tom. God bless and comfort you all. Tyler & Diane

  • June 11, 2021
    Jess Grace says:
    Tom will be missed so much! I loved talking fishing and politics with him. He was certainly a character and was so nice to our family over the years.

  • June 11, 2021
    Erin Bailey says:
    Uncle Tom will be missed by me and my girls thats for sure.

  • June 11, 2021
    Mary Jo Echols says:
    Pam, I so so sorry for your loss. Tom and John shared many fishing stories over the years. Sending comfort and prayers to you and your family.

  • June 11, 2021
    Barron Winslow says:
    The Winslow’s cherish our time with Tom. We loved him and will miss him greatly! Prayers for Pam and all Tom’s family and friends.