Thomas Jefferson Estep, Jr.

October 7, 1941 - August 21, 2020
Thomas Jefferson Estep, Jr.


Mr. Thomas Jefferson Estep, Jr. of Riegelwood, NC, was born on Tuesday, October 7, 1941 to the late Thomas and Julia Knight Estep, in Washington, DC, and passed away on Friday, August 21, 2020 at New Hanover Reginal Medical Center, in Wilmington, NC, completing his life’s journey of 78 years.

He is preceded in death by his parents: Thomas and Julia Knight Estep.

Mr. Estep was a hard dedicated worker, he worked for International Paper for 34 years, after his retirement he returned back to work at T&C Services, and worked there for 12 years. In Thomas’s free time he enjoyed fishing, and hunting. He was a active member of Riegelwood Baptist Church. He will be truly missed by all who knew him.

He leaves behind to cherish his memories his wife of 54 years: Sue Estep, of the home; one son: Jeff Estep, and fiancé Nicole; two brothers: Ronald Estep, and wife Terry; Robert Estep, and wife Evelyn; one sister: Bonnie Bozeman; a special brother and sister-in-law: Wayne and Connie Averett; along with several nieces and nephews.

A time of visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, August 26, 2020 from 10:30AM till 11:30AM, with a funeral service to follow at 11:30 AM, at Riegelwood Baptist Church, with pastor: Dr. Ed Taylor to officiate, burial to follow after the services in the church cemetery.

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  • August 26, 2020
    Teresa C Shaw says:
    We will miss you Tom. Memories of singing in the choir, your infectious smile and your kind and humble nature will be what we will recall when we think of you. Love to Ms Sue. -- Don, Teresa and Sarah Shaw

  • August 26, 2020
    Dorothy McCormick says:
    Sue I am so sorry for your loss. Tommy was such a good person and he will be truly missed. I still have a picture in my mind of Ralph, Sonny and Tommy, either going fishing or hunting. Such good memories of so long ago. We're praying for you and all the family. Love Billy & Dorothy

  • August 27, 2020
    L. Horace Watkins lit a candle:
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