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Tom Minton
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DURHAM: George (Tom) Minton was taken from this earth suddenly on January 12th, 2017. Born in Hertford County, NC, April 24th 1955, he was the son of the late Elton Theresa Minton and Betty Sue Stokes Minton.

Mr. Minton is survived by his wife, Triste Minton; daughters, Amanda Phillipson, Jessica Tremmel (Jason); sons, Christopher Minton (Cathy), Michael Minton (Carrie), Stephen Minton, Brian Minton, Richard Minton, Ethan Minton; grandchildren, Victoria, Elizabeth, Andrew, William, Eva, Gavin, Fiona, Kelton; sisters, Wendy Minton Edwards (Ray), Robin Minton Dunn (Ronnie); and in-laws, Tom and Gayle Perry.

Tom's life was marked by his devoted service of God, family, country, and community.

He was a member of the Patriot Guard, and formerly a Sergeant of the Kure Beach Police Department, a member of the U.S. Air Force, and a Charter Member of the Union Fire Department. He saw himself as a "Jack of all trades, and the master of none". He will be remembered by many for his faith, strength, wisdom, witty remarks, love for grilling out, and simply being wherever he was needed. To those who knew him best, he was their "Sheepdog", making the world a little safer; and their "Sugar Bear", making the world a little sweeter. His children were raised with his strong faith and convictions; and he taught them by example how to love, serve and protect those around them. For his wife, Triste, his deep love, devotion, and friendship will be treasured "forever and always". The world has lost a great man indeed, but the legacy he created will live on.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Ridgecrest Baptist Church with Dr. Marc Francis officiating. A graveside service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Monday, January 16, 2017 at Highland Memorial Gardens in Ahoskie, NC. The family will receive friends Saturday, January 14th from 6-8 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home.

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Clements Funeral Service in Durham

1105 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705

Funeral Service




2:00 PM
Ridgecrest Baptist Church

1104 Milton Road
Durham, NC 27712

Graveside Service




12:00 PM
Highland Memorial Gardens

109 Ward Rd.
Ahoskie, NC 27910


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