Thomas Emory passed away in his home on Sunday 9/4/2022.
Tom was born on July 4th, so fitting for his firecracker personality. He never knew a stranger, making instant friends wherever he was.
Tom played little league baseball in Raleigh, NC, as a lad, and also coached little league teams.
He was a locomotive engineer for Norfolk Southern, and more notably, a fierce union man, representing engineers as a Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers Local Chairman, being a thorn in the side of the officials he dealt with during his 42 years of employment.
During his middle age, Tom, also known as Redman, proudly rode his 1949 Harley Davidson rigid frame panhead with his closest friends, forming the SIMC, Stumblin’ Idiots Motorcycle Club.
Later, Tom turned to his old love of golf, playing at Ocean View Golf Course every Saturday morning, with his golf association buddies. He didn’t care much about his score, as he said he was there to have fun, which he did every time.
Tom is survived by his wife, Janet; his son, Thomas Emory III of Clayton, NC; his daughter, Kelly Emory Davis of Smithfield, NC; his brother, Richard Emory of Durham, NC; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; steps son, Philip Foxwell of Richmond, VA as well as a plethora of friends.
No arrangements at this time, however he would appreciate any donations made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital in lieu of flowers. Condolences may be left at www.altmeyerfh.com.