Tom Minton In Memoriam
George (Tom) Minton


DURHAM: George (Tom) Minton was taken from this earth suddenly on January 12th, 2017. Born in Hertford County, NC, April 24th 1955, 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 Edwards (Ray), Robin 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, 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 the "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 a 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.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at

Published in Herald Sun on Jan 14, 2016

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