Thomas Edward Foushee, 64, of Seven Lakes North, was called home to his Heavenly Father on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023. He passed peacefully, surrounded by his family, at FirstHealth Hospice House, Pinehurst.
He was born in Siler City, on Oct. 6, 1959, to the late Clarence Thomas and Faydine Opal (Ellis) Foushee. After graduating from Jordan Matthews High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as an engineer, a career that spanned 44 years.
Tom, as he was known to all who loved him, earned a Bachelor of Engineering as well as the rank of chief warrant officer 3 before being honorably discharged in retirement. A proud American and true patriot, he continued to serve the U.S. Army as a TACOM logistics assistance representative until his second retirement in May 2022.
Tom was a skilled third-generation craftsman and woodworker. He also loved being outdoors and spent many of his best days hunting and fishing. Tom was outstanding in every aspect of his life, including as a gifted talker. He loved nothing more than sharing a laugh or joking with the people he loved and anyone he happened to meet. He never met a stranger and was a loyal friend to all.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved sister, Suzy Moody; and his cherished fur baby, Jillie. Tom was the most adoring husband to and is survived by his equally adoring wife, Marie Schofield Foushee. He was the most wonderful father and advice giver to Tashe Jarusinski (Matt), Tara Foushee, Thomas E. Foushee Jr. (Michelle), Gretchen Graves (Brandon Fender), Jason Rocker and Tommie Lee Jones (Katie). He was the coolest PawPaw to Caleb, Grayson, Nolan, Ivy, Evan, Lucas, Arty, Marcy and Cory. Tom is also survived by his brothers, that he loved with all his heart, Peanut Foushee and Kenny “Rat” Foushee.
A celebration of his life will be held at the Boles Funeral Home of Seven Lakes, 221 MacDougal Drive, West End, on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the ceremony from 1 to 3 p.m. Online condolences may be made at www.BolesFuneralHome.com. Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Seven Lakes.