Drum Funeral Home - Conover

509 First Ave South, Conover, NC


Thomas Russell Pease

January 29, 1948May 10, 2020

Thomas Russell (Tom) Pease, age 72 of Conover, NC, went to be with the Lord on May 10, 2020.

Tom was born on January 29, 1948, in Asheville, NC, the son of the late Theodore Kenneth Pease and Jessie Mae DeBerry Pease.

In addition to his parents, Tom is preceded in death by brothers-in-law, Jay Flippin and Jackie Smith; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jack Smith and Mary Juanita Keller; and nephew, Christopher Smith.

Tom is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Debra Smith Pease. They were married in Boone, NC on June 5, 1975. Tom is lovingly remembered by his son, Brian Pease and wife, Crystal of Conover, NC; grand-daughter, Shawnee Pease of Taylorsville, NC; great-granddaughter, Bristal Lynn Connolly of Taylorsville, NC; and sister, Nancy Flippin of Dunn, NC.

Tom graduated from Appalachian/Watauga High School and attended Appalachian State. He earned a degree in Furniture Graphic Design, and worked 20 years in retail management and 10+ years for Airborne/DHL as a driver.

He enjoyed working with wood and putting puzzles together. Tom never met a stranger and he loved talking to people.

There will be a memorial service for friends and family to celebrate Tom’s life at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to your local animal shelter or to ASPCA, PO Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090-6929.

Condolences may be sent to the Pease family at www.drumfh-conover.com

The Pease family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover, NC.


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Lizbeth and Carlos Rojas

May 13, 2020

We remember the times we stopped by to say hello as we went by and he was outside in the front porch. Very nice guy who knew no stranger.
Our most sincere condolences to Debra, Brian and Crystal. Praying for God’s strength and peace to be with you.
Your neighbors,
Carlos and Lizbeth Rojas
4th house on the right.

Tom and Chris Sandwick

May 12, 2020

Debra, Brian and the entire Pease family. Although we may have never met we are an extended part of the family through Virginia Pease Milligan and Jessie Pease Sandwick my Great-Grandmother. Our sincere condolences go out to you all.

Rick Hodges

May 11, 2020

Went to high school and played football with him - I loved to see him run - he was soo fast - nice guy - sorry for your loss

Jeremy Williams

May 11, 2020

Lol, I remember Brian and I growing up playing baseball together. Him and my Dad would sit in the stands and laugh until they were both in tears. And the saltwater tank I remember being put in when my grandpa was still around. Love and miss you guys. Love and prayers from the Williams family.


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