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Poteat, Thomas Womack

Male 1916 - 2011  (94 years)


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  • Name Poteat, Thomas Womack 
    Birth 5 Oct 1916  Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Tom 
    Reference Number 28777 
    Death 16 Apr 2011  Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial Community Baptist Church, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I28220  Caswell County
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2024 

    Father Poteat, Edward Preston,   b. 3 Oct 1878, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 27 Dec 1937, Yanceyville Township, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 59 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Foster, Nettie Bracken,   b. 15 Mar 1883, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 30 Mar 1964, Yanceyville Township, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Reference Number 43959 
    Family ID F3154  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hunt, Edna Pearl,   b. 19 May 1919   d. 1 Mar 2005 (Age 85 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Living
    Family ID F17291  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2024 

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 5 Oct 1916 - Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 16 Apr 2011 - Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - - Community Baptist Church, Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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    Yanceyville Volunteer Fire Department 1949

  • Notes 
    • Thomas Womack Poteat (1916-2011)

      Yanceyville Volunteer Fire Department (June 1949)

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      From left to right: Robert Ham; Bill Murphy; Dorsey Bradner; Dallas Briggs; Wallace Burke; Tom Poteat; Earl Watlington; Billy Oakley; Rigby Green; Robert Brooks; and Johnny Harwood.
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      Tom Womack Poteat passed away peacefully at his home in Yanceyville, N.C. on Saturday, April 16, 2011. Tom was born in Caswell County on October 5, 1916, to the late Eddie Preston Poteat and Nettie Foster Poteat. He was married for 68 years to Edna Hunt Poteat who predeceased him in 2005. Tom loved the Lord and his church, Community Baptist. He and his wife led the music ministry there for 50+ years. Tom also served as a deacon, church treasurer, and Sunday School teacher. He was retired from Caswell Motor Company for which he was a dedicated employee for many years.

      Tom is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Stephen Shumaker of Winston-Salem, NC. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Kimberly and Andrew; one brother, Norman of Providence, NC; one sister-in-law, Peggy K. Hunt of Greensboro and multiple nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, Tom was pre-deceased by two brothers, Harvey and Steve Poteat and six sisters - Bessie Shelton, Ethel Shelton, Louise Shelton, Elna Blackwell, Isabella Burke and Marnie Lowe. The funeral was held Monday, April 18, 2011 at 11a.m. at Community Baptist Church with Jonathan Hamilton officiating. The family will receive friends at the church after the burial. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Baptist Church, 3050 Old NC Highway 86N, Yanceyville, NC 27379 and/or The Gideons International, PO Box 403810, Atlanta, GA 30384-3810.
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      I am thinking my Dad may have been chief for a while - When I was very young, Robert Brooks lived beside the mill that he managed, Johnny Harwood lived beside him and we lived in the house on the corner beside of Johnny. Ray McGuire's family lived across the street from us. When the fire alarm sounded in the middle of the night, all the families would gather outside to determine the direction of the fire truck - Great childhood memories:)

      Source: Edna Ruth Poteat Shumaker Facebook Post 1 March 2021.
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      North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000
      Name: Thomas Womack Poteat
      Date of Birth: 5 Oct 1916
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Birth County: Caswell
      Parent1 Name: Eddie Preston Poteat
      Parent2 Name: Nettie Bracken Poteat
      Roll Number: B_C021_68003
      Volume: 1
      Page: 1447

      1930 United States Federal Census
      Name: Tom Warmock [Womack] Poteat
      Home in 1930: Yanceyville, Caswell, North Carolina
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      Age: 12
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1918
      Relation to Head of House: Son
      Father's Name: Eddie Preston
      Mother's Name: Nettie B
      Race: White
      Household Members: Name Age
      Eddie Preston Poteat 51
      Nettie B Poteat 46
      Harvie Poteat 18
      Louise Poteat 16
      Monnie Poteat 14
      Tom Warmock [Womack] Poteat 12
      Norman E Poteat 11