June 7, 1959 ~ May 29, 2022

Born in: Henderson County, NC
Resided in: Fletcher, NC

Fletcher – Thomas Lee Calton, 62, of Fletcher, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, May 29, 2022 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock surrounded by loved ones.

A native of Henderson County, he was a son of the late Richard “Buddy” and Joyce Wilkie Calton.

He was employed at Wilsonart before retiring in 2017. He also owned and operated a successful lawn maintenance business that allowed him to enjoy his love for the outdoors.

He and his loving wife and best friend Geri enjoyed many adventures traveling and spending time together making memories.

Thomas is survived by his loving wife, Geri Ray Calton; a daughter, Lindsey Calton of Fletcher; step-daughter, Jennifer Israel (Tim) of Douglasville, GA; step-son, Jeremy Riddle (Victoria) of Charlotte, NC; three grandchildren who brought much joy to his life, Henry, Thomas and Lincoln Riddle; one brother, Mike Calton (Lynn) as well as Thomas’ special furry friend, “Max”.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 4:00 PM on Friday, June 3, 2022 at Fletcher First Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the church following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family graciously asks that you consider making a contribution to Trinity Baptist Church, 216 Shelburne Road, Asheville, NC 28806.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.


Celebration of Life: June 3, 2022 4:00 pm

Fletcher First Baptist Church
5 Cane Creek Road
Fletcher, NC 28732

687 1031

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  1. Tom was a light in the world. We had such good times at Wilson-Art as well as just hanging out as friends after I left there. It had been thirty years since we reconnected on Facebook and I am thankful for that short time. You will be missed by all that knew you. Go rest High on That Mountain.

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with ya’ll during the loss of your loved one tom will be greatly missed by his friends and family and he ain’t hurting or suffering he has a new body and soul, love Doc, Linda, Tony butler

  3. Geri,
    It is often hard to find the right words at a time like this. May you find peace, comfort, and all the love you need in the days to come. My sincere condolences.

  4. I’m gonna miss you buddy! I know you gave it all you had! Geri we will be praying for you and if you need anything don’t hesitate to call.

  5. I work with Tommy for about 37 years Tom was a one of a kind hard working fun to be around. He will be missed. Praying for you all

  6. Geri i’m so sorry for your loss Tom will surely be missed both of you are a light in this world he will truly be missed we love you and are praying for you

  7. Dear friend, I am so very sorry for your loss. I am praying for and thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Sending Hugs & Love your way.

  8. Geri we are so sorry about Tom! I know there are no words right now! We feel really bad about being out of town and missing his celebration of life! The pictures are beautiful! Please know we are here if you need anything!
    Many prayers for you!
    Margie and Laurie Lynes


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