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Thomas Franklin (Tom) Privette
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Mr. Thomas Franklin (Tom) Privette, age 83 of North Wilkesboro passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at his home.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Baptist Home Baptist Church with Rev. David Jones, Rev. John T. Vannoy, III officiating. Burial will be in Mountlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Wednesday evening at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.

Mr. Privette was born March 2, 1935 in Iredell County to Harvey Lee and Blanche Lee Norris Privette. He was a member of Baptist Home Baptist Church. He served in the United States Army. Mr. Privette graduated from Wilkes Central High School, attended East Carolina University, Southeastern Seminary and graduated from Fruitland Baptist Bible College. He pastored Pine View Baptist Church, Purlear Baptist and Welcome Home Baptist Church. He worked in commercial sales and retail sales, worked as a carpenter and was a self-employed building contractor. He was an award winning speaker with Toastmasters International. He served on the board of directors and was a contractor for Wilkes Habitat for Humanity. He was devoted to his church. He was an active member in Sunday School, prayer groups and participated in several mission trips.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son-in-law; Alvin Holman, a sister; Nancy Kennedy and a brother; James Privette.

He is survived by his wife; Gladys Laraine Haynes Privette of the home, three daughters; Anne Johnson and husband David of Purlear, Lynn Privette and Alex Turner of Wilkesboro, Susan Holman of Lenoir and one son; David Privette and wife Kimberly of Hickory, three grandchildren; Nathan Johnson, Kayla Privette and Emilee Privette and one great grandson; Weston Morrison, and brother; Leon Privette of Morro Bay, CA.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Baptist Home Baptist Church, 2367 Sparta Road, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659.

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home

270 Armory Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659





2:00 PM
Baptist Home Baptist Church

2376 Sparta Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Cemetery Details


Mountlawn Memorial Park

Sparta Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

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Baptist Home Baptist Church

Sparta Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

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