WILMINGTON — Thomas Earl “Tom” Arthur, 76, passed away into God’s graces Thursday, June 10, 2021, after an extended illness. A fighter throughout life and through out this illness, he never gave up.
He is survived by his wife, Pam, who 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 daughter, Jennifer Arthur Linnemann. He also leaves seven grandchildren who loved him very much. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Verlie Arthur of Rowan County.
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 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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