Clyde Futch, Jr. (Tom), age 91, died on January 31, 2021, at Pennybyrn Community, High Point, N.C.
Tom was born on July 20, 1929, in Pender County, N.C. to the late Clyde and Marie Pridgen Futch.
He was predeceased by Lark’s and his daughter, Scarlett Vivian Futch, who died on May 17, 2019, after a courageous battle with Ehler’s Danlos Syndrome. Tom was also predeceased by a sister, Inez Futch Vick, and brother, Gordon Futch.
Surviving is his wife, of 46 years, Lark Bollin Futch, sister, Faye Hamilton, of Wilmington, N.C. brother, Gregg Futch, and wife Sharon, of Wilmington.
Also surviving are nieces Janet Hamilton Blanton, sons, Lawrence, wife Alexandra, and James, wife Caroline, of Wilmington; Josette Futch Wessell, husband Ed, of Morehead City, son, Mark, wife Kathryn, of Jacksonville; son Michael, wife Kimberly, of Raleigh.
Surviving are nephews, Corey Futch, wife Denise, daughters, Lilly and Sarah, of Wilmington; Brent Futch, wife Delayne, daughter, Bailey, son Gregory, of Wrightsville Beach, N.C.; Regan Futch, of Wilmington; Leigh Futch, wife Wanda, of Burgaw, N.C. son Eric, wife Kim, of Raleigh, daughter Lenora, husband Jody, of Hampstead, N.C.; Hugh Vick, wife Emily, of Destin, Florida, daughters Kim Vick and Michele Fulmer, husband Arthur, of Memphis, Tennessee.
Tom is survived by several great, great great nieces and nephews and, one great great great nephew.
Tom loved and appreciated his family and was always generous and caring with them.
He worked on his family farm, before joining the Army, serving in Korea, in the 7th Division, Infantry Artillery. He was decorated with the Korean Service Medal and two Bronze Service Stars. Tom attended U.N.C. Chapel Hill, for one year, and U.N.C Wilmington (Wilmington College) for one year. He was a member of the Burgaw Presbyterian Church.
Tom worked for over 62 years in the construction business and was dedicated to building a successful business, in Wilmington. With his outgoing personality, he touched many lives and made lasting, enduring friendships.
After Tom retired and with the tremendous loss of Scarlett, Lark and he moved to her hometown of Sparta, N.C. He loved riding through the countryside, fascinated with the beautiful Blue Ridge mountain ranges, dairy, cattle and burley tobacco farms. Tom enjoyed spending time in Lark’s antique shop, Lark’s Nest, talking to customers, even attempting to sell merchandise, drawing on his zest and talent for that.
Lark is grateful to the loving staff and extraordinary care at Pennybyrn. They loved Tom’s sweet nature and
his ever present appreciation of their care.
Tom will be cremated, with a memorial service scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Lark requests donations to your favorite charity.
Thomas Family Funeral Service is honored to be serving the Futch Family. If you wish, online tributes may be extended to the family at www.thomasfamilyfs.com
Obituary written by his wife, Lark.
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