March 14, 1930 ~ July 31, 2015

Born in: Madison Co.,
Resided in: Candler, NC

N.T. Plemmons, was born March 14, 1930, on Doggett Mountain in Madison County and went home to be with his Lord and Savior Friday night, July 31, 2015. Mr. Plemmons was the youngest son of the late Nathan and Letta Ledbetter Plemmons. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Merlin, Gordon, Kenneth, Alver and Bruce; sisters, Lassa and Armitta, and a grandson, Jess Wilson. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Alice Wright Plemmons; two children, Jeanette P. Wilson (Frank) and Philip Plemmons (Karen); six grandchildren, Matthew Wilson (Katie), Maria Oldre (Jared), Nathan Wilson (Ashley), Anthony Wilson, Kevin Reeves (Becca) and Heather Reeves (Zack), and eight great-grandchildren, Levi, Titus, Jude, Jackson, Maverick, Adrienne, Camryn, and Zaine. When N.T. was 4 years old his parents moved to the Mile Straight in Candler, where he lived all his life on the same farm except for the time he spent in the Air Force during the Korean War. He attended Candler School and was a 1949 graduate of Sand Hill High School. N.T. would tell you that he was "just a farmer", but actually he was an exceptional farmer and an exceptional man. Cattle were his main interest and he was a great cattleman. N.T. was very intelligent, and he participated in several projects for the Agricultural Research Station as well as the Agriculture Extension Service. He was a former member of Pole Creek Baptist Church for many years where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher, and sang in the choir. He was currently a member of Lake Hills Baptist Church. One of his favorite scriptures is Psalm 37. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Dennis Thurman, Frank Wilson and Howard Lovin officiating. Interment will follow at Pole Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. His family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. His family expresses their appreciation to the staff of Aston Park Health Care Center for their compassionate care. Memorial gifts may be made in his memory to the Aston Park Activities Department.

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  1. So sorry for ur loss , I got the privalege to meet NT at aston park he was next door to my friend , He had A very faithful wife God bless you Alice ! I pray God will wrap his arms around each of you He was very sweet man

  2. We are saddened by the loss of the last of Nathan and Letta’s children – our dear Uncle N.T. – the last of eight siblings. Our thoughts are now with Aunt Alice and Cousins Jeanette and Phillip. Uncle N.T. was almost my age – but just a little older – so it was natural that when our Virginia family returned to the mountains my brother Kermit and I would play with him. We didn’t see him that often, but when we did we had a great time together. I always admired him. He knew so much about farm life. I was a novice (so dumb) about everything on the farm, but he always took time to explain what he knew about life. For this I am thankful and will remember him forever. Rest in Peace good Uncle.
    William Cline Plemmons

  3. I am so sorry to read of N.T.’s passing. I guess you would say I have known him just about all of his life. We moved to the Mile Straight in 1936 and caught the school bus together for many years. We also played together and swam in Hominy Creek (we didn’t know at the time how polluted it was). My sister Lorraine and I have many fond memories of our childhood growing up as neighbor of the Plemmons family.

  4. Sending our deepest sympathy. Our thought and prayers go out for all the family. Mr. and Mrs. Plemmons was such a beautiful inspiration to me as I daily visited my mother at Aston Park. N.T. would be laying there with Alice sitting by his sides holding his hand. He would always have such a beautiful smile and twinkle in his eyes knowing his sweetheart was beside him. He always wore one of his Air Force hats he was a proud veteran. Alice always by his side such a devoted wife of some 5o + years. If a picture is worth a thousand words. One look at this couple spoke volumes. Alice shared with me in his last hours he was struggling to say something to her but was unable and she replied back to
    him. I know I love you too. He gently nodded his head, yes. Beautiful, special couple. N.T. will be sadly missed. Blessing to you Alice and all your family.

  5. Dear Alice and family, We were so sad to hear of NT’s home going, but happy for him. His loss will be heavy for you all, but knowing that he is with our Jesus and in perfect health just waiting for his family is such a peace to our hearts and souls. We have always thought so much of all of you and miss seeing you on a regular basis. May you feel our Lord’s arms around you and know you are loved.

  6. Alice & family,
    I was saddened to learn of NT ‘s death. I met him when I was with my daddy, Charles Plemmons of Leicester. He gave us good information on the Gelbvieh breed of cows and even sold a few to my brother Travis, to show in 4-H. He was a quiet, little man with a big heart and much knowledge in the cattle industry. He sold us the BEST bull, that he named Stumpy, because the mama stepped on his tail when the was little and broke the ‘swish’ off. You could put a halter and rope on Stumpy and lead him from pasture to pasture. I am sure that he and Pop are in Heaven discussing the latest farming trend and the grand babies. I only learned of his passing this morning. I am so sorry that some of us were not at the visitation.

  7. With heartfelt sympathy… you and your family are in our thoughts now and in the days to come, Alice. You and N.T. have been a loving couple, and may you find comfort in tender reflection of those special times you’ve shared over 56 years. You were so gentle and caring throughout N.T.’s stay at Aston Park, always at his side when we visited Dilys.

  8. Mr Plemmons was one of the nicest person we ever met so sorry to just today find this obit. Ms Alice hope your health is good and you will have a great Christmas with your family. Joe and Carolyn Halliburton , Carthage Tn.

  9. Alice and I worked together at American Enka and she was so devoted to her husband N.T. and their two children. I did not know N.T. died so I am late 2022 entering this. BLESS you Alice and you have my deepest sympathy.


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