Thomas Perry “Tommy” Edmisten, Sr. age 74, of Kernersville, North Carolina, passed away Monday, November 16, 2020, in Lewis Gale Medical Center, Salem, VA, after a courageous battle with Adult Myeloid Leukemia.

He was born January 22, 1946 in Watauga County, the son of Abram Voyne and Angeline Storie Edmisten. Tommy was a native and former resident of Boone. He was also a member of Three Forks Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran and house painter by trade.

He is survived by three children, Julianne Angela Edmisten of Kernersville, Thomas Perry “Tom” Edmisten, Jr and wife Brooke of Stokesdale, NC, and Daniel McNamara and wife Holly of Thornton, PA. Six grandchildren, Molly and Andrew Edmisten and Lily, Piper, Sophia and Charles McNamara.

Five sisters, Mary Baumgardner of Eastlake, Ohio, Betty Shoemake, Rebecca Younce, Joyce Proffitt and husband Joe, all of Boone, NC, and Anne Barba and husband Greg of Roanoke, VA.

Nineteen nieces and nephews, twenty-six great nieces and nephews and fourteen great-great nieces and nephews, cousins, and lots of friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Abram Voyne “A.V.” Edmisten, Jr and Bobby Edmisten, Brothers-in-law, Johnny Baumgardner and Jerry Younce and niece, Deborah “Debby” Baumgardner Horne.

He is dearly loved and his kind heart, fun personality, big smile and laughter will be greatly missed.

Graveside services and burial, with military honors provided by American Legion Post #130, will be conducted Friday, November 20, 2020 at Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens at 2pm. Officiating will be Rev. Lynn Powers.

Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made in Tommy’s name to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Due to COVID-19 requirements, the wearing of masks and social distancing should be practiced.

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