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Thomas Leo Nolen

February 16, 1945 - November 26, 2021

Thomas Leo Nolen, 76, of Wilmington, NC, passed away in the early morning of November 26th, 2021 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Tom was born in Fulton, Arkansas on February 16th, 1945 to the late Carl L. Nolen and Lois B. Nolen. Tom was an insurance broker for 40 years after serving in the U.S. Army and was a faithful member of Myrtle Grove Baptist Church. In his free time, Tom enjoyed watching Formula One races, an array of western movies, and doing yard work.

He is survived by his wife, Betty H. Nolen of 28 years; his son, Lee P. Nolen and wife, Monica, of Dallas, Texas; his stepdaughter Diane Thomas and husband Mike, of Sanford, NC; his stepdaughter, Jane Hudson of Sanford, NC; his stepdaughter Brenda Badders, and husband, Glenn, of Sanford, NC; his stepson John Hudson, and wife, Mindy of Sanford, NC; his stepson Robbie Reynolds, and wife Ann, of Wilmington, NC; his stepdaughter Beverly Kay, and husband Donny, of Sanford, NC; stepdaughter Lorrie Nelson and husband, Fletcher, of Wilmington, NC; 14 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren; his sister, Carlene Redmond of Arkansas; and his brother, Billy Nolen, of California.

Friends and family are invited to attend a funeral service to be held on Sunday November 28th, 2021 at 2:00pm at Myrtle Grove Baptist Church, located at 5524 Myrtle Grove Road, Wilmington, NC with Pastor Paul Waters officiating. Burial will be in Asbury United Methodist Church in Sanford, NC on Tuesday, November 30th, at 2:00pm.

Guests may visit with the family prior to the service from 1:00-2:00pm in the Church Sanctuary on Sunday.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington NC 28403 910.791.9099

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