Charles Thomas Primm

February 27, 1920March 2, 2018

Charles Thomas Primm February 27, 1920 – March 2, 2018

Charles Thomas “Tom” Primm, 98, of Wilson, passed away Friday, March 2, 2018. A graveside funeral service will be conducted 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Quantico National Cemetery, 18424 Joplin Rd., Triangle, VA 22172. Tom was born February 27, 1920 in Maybeury, West Virginia. He served in the US Army for 22 years, during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Tom progressed through the ranks from Private to Lt. Colonel at his retirement in 1962. His awards included a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart, a European Service Medal with 5 Campaign Stars, and a Bronze Arrowhead for the D-Day Normandy invasion. Tom also completed 12 years of Federal service and received a Meritorious Service Medal at his retirement. Following Tom’s 34 years of Federal service, he was a fulltime volunteer for the American Red Cross for 12 years. His awards for his service include the NC Governor’s award, The Order of the Long Leaf Pine, The Clara Barton Award, the Wilson Community Council Award, and numerous other awards for outstanding accomplishment. Surviving are four children, Sandy Thompson of NC, and Sharon Millen, Karen Primm and Tommy Primm, all of VA; three step-children, David Hastings of VA, Janie Gupton of WI and Holly Wagner of FL; fourteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two wives, Anna Ruth Cox Primm and Betty Jane Hastings Primm; parents, William and Geneva Primm; two brothers, Otto and Otey Primm; one sister, Pat Slaughter; dear friend and companion, Ellie Hammond. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association Eastern North Carolina, 5171 Glenwood Ave., Suite 101, Raleigh, NC 27612. Funeral services are under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson, NC. Online condolences may be sent to


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Noah Hastings

March 8, 2018

Charles T. Primm was a man who loved his country. The difference between and soldier and a warrior is that a soldier is driven by duty and a warrior is driven by the fight. Charles T. Primm embodied the spirit of a true warrior.
I love and miss you "Pa" I will always remember the times we spent together.

Ashley Hastings

March 6, 2018

What an amazing man and “Pa” to me! He welcomed me with open arms into his family 25 years ago. I will forever cherish our talks about children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, our love for the Lord, his adventures in the Army and with the Red Cross, the latest news, and of course John Wayne! I will always treasure our wonderful stays at SummerWinds and our walks on the beach searching for seashells. Thank you Pa for loving me as if I were one of your grandchildren too. He showed me what a father’s love should look like and for that I am truly grateful. We love you Pa and you will truly be missed, but never ever forgotten.
Ashley Hastings