Tommy Philbeck, 72

Born: Sat., Feb. 1, 1947
Died: Wed., Jul. 31, 2019


1:00 PM to 2:15 PM, Sun., Aug. 04, 2019
Location: Salem United Methodist Church

Memorial Service

2:30 PM Sun., Aug. 04, 2019

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Mr. Tommy Philbeck, 72, of Bostic, died Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at his residence.
He was the son of the late Charles Perry Philbeck and Ruth Philbeck, and was also preceded in death by a stepson, Samuel Kyle Bridges. Tommy was a member of Salem United Methodist Church where he served in several capacities. He was a former Chief of the Cherry Mountain Fire Department. He was a volunteer with the Washburn Outreach Center and was active in prison ministries. Tommy took care of many of his elderly neighbors in providing wood and other help to them.
He is survived by his wife, Teresa Philbeck; his son, Bryan Philbeck and wife Carol, of Sunshine; his stepdaughter, Nicole Bailey and husband Chad, of Bostic; his brother, Bill Philbeck and wife Linda, of Bostic; his sisters, Doris Toney of Golden Valley, and Linda Hardin and husband Joe, of Shingle Hollow; his mother-in-law, Nancy Kennedy Walker of Ellenboro; there are 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be conducted at 2:30 pm Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Salem United Methodist Church. The Rev. Sam Burleson will officiate.
The Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until 2:15 pm Sunday in the church sanctuary prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Washburn Outreach Center, 2934 Piney Mountain Church Road, Bostic, NC 28018 or Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.
Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.
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Ron & Pat Wood
   Posted Thu August 01, 2019
Teresa & Family,
Our hearts are saddened to learn of Tommy's passing. What a wonderful friend he was to us when we were at Salem! He always took the time to stop and chat with us. He was an excellent greeter for the church, welcoming each person to the service and handing them a bulletin! Psalm 84 says, "I would rather be a doorman of the Temple of my God than live in palaces..." His service in this capacity was so appreciated. May God hold you close as you experience this most difficult time. Our prayers and love to each of you!

Gina Wells Boyd & The Robert Wells Family
   Posted Thu August 01, 2019
We are so deeply saddened to hear of Tommy's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Phyllis Shepard
   Posted Fri August 02, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you!

Richard and Anita Behrns
   Posted Fri August 02, 2019
Tommy was such a good man. He never failed to help someone when asked. He was much loved Theresa. Thank you for sharing him. Much love and prayers to you and your family.

Annette Hearl-Thomas
   Posted Sat August 03, 2019
I am so shocked and saddened to hear of Tommy's passing. He always made me feel so welcome when he greeted me at Salem. My heart goes out to Teresa and his family and friends as you grieve and celebrate his life. Praying for peace and comfort.

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