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
    Jill Neely says:
    Tammy, My heart goes out to you and your family for the loss of your husband. I hope your happy memories will help you through this difficult time. I’m so glad we got to have such a wonderful visit with you and Tom last summer. I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Sending deepest condolences for your family’s loss. Jill

  • January 19, 2022
    Peggy Boyette lit a candle:
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  • January 20, 2022
    Mary says:
    Tammy I am So sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and family. I will miss our driveway conversations.

  • January 20, 2022
    Manson Myles says:
    I met Tom in 1989, just as I left the military. We immediately bonded over our love of Mopars, and things just grew from there. I worked every Mopar at the rocks with him and went to numerous cars shows and cruise in together. We even help start the Port City Mopars. My Prayers go out to Tom's family as I known theirs hearts are as broken as mine.