Thomas Eugene ” Tom ” Leasure

April 10, 1958 - January 14, 2022
Thomas Eugene ” Tom ” Leasure

Thomas Eugene Leasure passed away unexpectedly Friday, January 14, 2022 at his home in Wilmington.

He was born April 10, 1958 in New Martinsville, WV to Robert and Wilma Leasure.

Tom us survived by his wife of 40 years, Tammy Glover Leasure. He is also survived by two beautiful daughters, Kayla Leasure (David) of Jersey City, NJ and Krista Warren (Brandon)of Willow Springs, NC who has given him two lights of his life, Grandchildren, Sadie and Hayes Warren. Tom’s siblings are Linda Sydenstricke (Wayne) of Pritchard, WV, Brenda Collins of Columbus, Ohio,
Bobby Leasure (Debbie) from Alma, WV, Fred Leasure, from Alma, WV, Sarah Ann Wells (Roger) of Glen Easton, WV, John Leasure (Chrissy) of Titonsville, Ohio. Preceded in death by a brother, Joe Leasure (Joanna) of Jacobsburg, Ohio. He is also survived by a brother in-law Thomas Mark Glover (Annette). Also extended family members including many nieces and nephews through out Ohio and West Virginia

Tom worked for Corning, Inc for 41 years. He started in West Virginia and when they decided to close that plant, he transferred to the Wilmington Plant in 1989. After moving to Wilmington, Tom participated in many creative adventures. He ran a yearly car show in Rockingham, NC for years and was a classic car lover (especially Mopars) and a member of The Port City Mopars Car Club for many years, and he owned several classic cars.

He was a member of the Kansas City BBQ Society and participated in several BBQ competitions and won a few tines. He had his own BBQ Food Truck for a while as well. He loved metal detecting and all of The Gold Rush TV shows.

Tom was very creative and handy and what you would call a “Jack of all Trades”. He was a talented artist, a fantastic cook, and there wasn’t anything he couldn’t fix or repair from cars to household items.

After his retirement in 2018, he started painting on a full time basis. He was in the process of teaching his grandhildren the art of painting. He was thrilled when his six year old grandson, Hayes fell in love with art. Tom left behind many beautiful pieces of art for his family to cherish.

He will be loved and missed forever.

There will not be formal funeral service at this time but the family will plan a Celebration of Life at a later time.

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  • January 19, 2022
    Trent Watts says:
    Tom was great to work with. I have many memories talking about BBQ sauces and whenever else was happening. He was a pleasure to talk with. RIP.

  • January 19, 2022
    Pamela Wells says:
    I’m so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with his wife and his daughters

  • January 19, 2022
    B Tillman says:
    I remember being new taking breaks in the cafeteria and looking over to see Tom with a nice spread of food ALL THE TIME looking good and smelling delicious. One day I said to him, “You eat good everyday.” He responded, “My wife takes good care of me. She’s a good cook and I’m not half bad myself.” Tom was a nice person and a pleasure to talk with. May he rest peacefully.