The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

July 19, 2013

Veteran Thomas Wanamaker dies

Albemarle man had experience as EMT, fire fighter, electrician


Friday, July 19, 2013 — Thomas Jarrett Wanamaker, 67 years of age, of Albemarle, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013, at CMC-Main in Charlotte.

Tom was born August 20, 1945, in Newport, Ark. to the late Albert Wanamaker  and Edna Louise Stroupe Wanamaker. He was also preceded in death by daughter, Cathleen Dawn Wanamaker; and sister, Gail Koker.

The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday, July 21, 2013, at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 22, 2013, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1804 Badin Road, Albemarle. Rev. Lee Sheluntt and Rev. Doug Petersen will officiate the service. Burial will follow at the Salisbury National Cemetery, with military honors, at 1 p.m.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Barbara Ann “Bobbie” Lynch Wanamaker; sons, Christian Wanamaker and Thomas Wanamaker Jr. of Kill Devil Hills, N.C.; daughters, Debbie Faga and husband Tom of Rosanky, Texas, Marilee Broadway and husband Doug of Cooleemee, N.C., Cathleen Cook and husband Mark of Clayton, N.C. and Danine White and husband Chuck of Raleigh, N.C.; brother, David Wanamaker and wife Pam of Zebulon, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Tom greatly loved his wife and children. He was very patriotic, serving his country during the Vietnam War in the United States Air Force and Reserves. He also proudly volunteered as an EMT and Fireman in Locust and New Jersey. He worked as a certified RV technician and electrician.

Memorials may be made to Hartsell Funeral Home C/O Thomas Wanamaker Account, PO Box 7, Albemarle, NC 28002.

Hartsell Funeral Home is serving the Wanamaker family.

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