Thomas T. Ping

Published 11:12 am Tuesday, November 12, 2013

AHOSKIE – Mr. Thomas Theodore Ping, age 82, died at Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie on Monday, November 11, 2013.

Mr. Ping is a native of Bertie County and was born to the late Nell Pierce Ping and the late Leonard Ray Ping, Sr.  He was married to the late Jean Ward and to this marriage was born two children. He spent most of his life in Alabama and Kentucky working as a self-employed electrician. He returned home some fours years ago to be near his family as his health began to fail.  Mr. Ping served his country with the US Army and was a veteran of the Korean War.  He enjoyed NASCAR and playing golf.

Preceding him in death other than his parents and wife is his brother, Leonard Ray Ping, Jr.

Survivors include his two daughters, Joan Ping Nowell and her husband, Bob, and Donna Ping Nelbone, all of Union; two sisters, Bernice P. Brooks and her husband, James, and Amelia P. Adams, all of Colerain; and one half-brother, John Poett of Ft. Walton Beach, FL. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Amy Smith, Rebecca Vinson, Christopher Jones, Jeremy Jones and Angeline Liverman; and eleven great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service in Ahoskie, with the burial following at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Colerain. Officiating will be the Rev. Joe Lassiter.

The family will receive friends at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service on Tuesday evening from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to University Health Systems Hospice, 521 Meyers Street, Ahoskie, NC  27910.

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