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603 Ocean Hwy E, Bolivia, NC

OBITUARY

Thomas "Tom" F. Maultsby

October 3, 1945August 29, 2020
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Thomas F. "Tom" Maultsby, 74, of the Winnabow Community went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, August 29, 2020. Mr. Maultsby was born in New Hanover County on October 3, 1945 and was the son of the late Edward White Maultsby, Sr. and Ida Mae Beck Maultsby. He was a lifetime active member of Town Creek Baptist Church where he served as a trustee. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War during which time he received two Purple Hearts and a Bronze star. He was in the 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. He loved his country and was a very patriotic Republican and was excited to see American being made “Great Again’. He enjoyed farming and fishing and was also an avid gardener and enjoyed sharing his garden with others. He was working with the railroad when he was called to serve his country. After serving in Vietnam, he returned home to farm and started work at Dupont where he had a twenty-five-year career. He then purchased an 18-wheeler, that he referred to as “Big Blue” and was a long-distance truck driver for many years. His trucking family would remember his handle as “Plow Boy”. Tom was happiest when he was surrounded by his wife, children, grandchildren and friends. He enjoyed the fellowship of others and loved hosting cook outs in his building. He is survived by the love of his life for 53 years, Cheryl Gainey Maultsby (known by Tom as "Sugar"); two children, Thomas Shane Maultsby and wife Michelle Stanley Maultsby, Shannon Maultsby Phillips and husband Scott all of Winnabow; six grandchildren, Erin Leigh Maultsby, Andrew Scott Phillips, Neal Thomas Maultsby, Mason Gage Phillips, Reagan Elizabeth Phillips and Madison Batten Davies; two brothers, Edward White Maultsby Jr. (Nellie) of Winnabow and Joseph O'Neil Maultsby (Pauline) of Wilmington and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Life Service will be held Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at eleven o'clock in the morning at Town Creek Baptist Church. Officiating the service will be Pastor Tyson Schoch, Pastor Don Whitener and Pastor V.C. Potter, Jr. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Gideons International or The Wounded Warrior Project charities in his memory.

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  • Celebration of Life

    Wednesday, September 2, 2020

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Danny Best

September 4, 2020

To Tom's Family, I was very sorry to hear about Tommy's passing. I worked with Tommy at Dupont. We covered the same area. He was on A shift and I was on D shift. I worked a lot with Tommy because he would work overtime on my shift on problems that needed extra mechanics to keep the plant running. Tommy was a hard worker and I have fond memories of him at the plant.
My prayers are with the Family during this time.
Danny Best

Richard Evers

September 3, 2020

Please accept my condolences to you and the rest of Tom's family. I am very sad to hear of his passing. I worked with him on A shift in the early 1970's along with Johnny Smith, David Bright, Eugene Cobbs and many others. I was the manufacturing shift supervisor. Tom and rest of the mechanics always did an outstanding job in helping to keep my area of responsibility running on schedule. I was always very impressed by Tom's work ethic, job knowledge and willingness to help. In addition, Tom was a great friend. He always had a great disposition, especially his smile and friendliness. Even roughly 45 years later, I have an abundance of great memories of Tom. I am sure he was and will continue to be a great role model for his family and friends.

Jamey McGee

September 2, 2020

Cheryl, Shane, and Shannon, it’s with sadness to hear about your loss. Y’all are in our thoughts and prayers.

KENNETH MAULTSBY

September 2, 2020

Another one of my favorite relatives, "Cousin Tom" left this earthly world way too soon to suit me. He was a joy to know and be around! "Big Blue" and his cell phone made it possible for him to stay in touch with the mountain Maultsbys by sharing, teasing, informing, helping, challenging, inquiring, teaching, comforting, and loving in every possible way. Our yard and house and hearts will carry his marks the rest of our saddened lives but will remind us of what a priveledge it was to share him... fruit trees, open vista, gifts..and yet we celebrate with all who love him that our Lord called him home sooner than we wanted. Thank you Jesus! "Cousin" Ken and familly.

Maria Williams

September 2, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about Mr Tom. My thoughts, prayers & love are with all of you. Ms Cheryl, I wish I was home so I could be there for his home coming but I’m fighting Cancer at UNC Chapel Hill. I’ll be there in spirit & love. Praying for your Family.

Yolanda and Scot Finkbeiner

September 1, 2020

Ms. Cheryl, Shane & Shannon,

Sending you our love and holding you close in prayer!

“Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all. “ 2 Thessalonians 3:16

Henry and Lisa Silks

September 1, 2020

Maultsby Family,
My heart is breaking for all of you. Praying that you will be comforted by the Lord. Love you all.

Mack Odham

September 1, 2020

So very sorry for your loss: Debi and I will be praying for each of you!

Yvonne Bright

September 1, 2020

Cheryl, Shane, Shannon and Family,
We are sorry to learn of the loss of Tom. Tom was a good friend. He was especially concerned about his friend, David, Sr. When he was home from his trucking, and often on the road, he would call to check on David. And, when home again, he would come and visit. I recall a constant connection with the family through the many hours I spent with Shane at IP. Remain strong as he will remain in your memories. We won't forget Tom. Love you all.
Yvonne Bright and Family

Billy Roy

September 1, 2020

Shane - I am so sorry to here of Tom's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The tribute video was very nice. I know you were a very close knit family.

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