Thomas W. Plemmons

thomas plemmons
Thomas W. “Buck” Plemmons, 83, of 163 Brooks Cove Road, Candler, died Thursday, March 23, 2006, at the Hospice Solace Center. Mr. Plemmons was born in Buncombe County and was a son of the late Thomas Hileman Plemmons, Sr. and the late Virgie Hawkins Plemmons. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Manilla Jones and a brother, Marshall Plemmons. An Army veteran of WW II, he entered the service in 1942, and served 36 months, traveling all over Europe. He was wounded twice, earning many medals, including two Purple Hearts and a four leaf cluster. He was a long time member of VFW Post 9939. He was retired from American Enka and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. Surviving are his devoted wife of 59 years, Ruth Green Plemmons; one daughter, Vergie Freeman and her husband, Eugene, and two sons, Michael Plemmons and his wife, Alicia, and Melvin Plemmons and his wife, Debbie, all of Candler; grandchildren, Brad Freeman, Eric Freeman and his fiancée, Shauna Conn, Martin Brault and his wife, Rhonda, Jason Brault and his fiancée, Amanda Bowman, and Angie Plemmons, all of Candler, Crystal Robinson and her husband, Jason, of Swannanoa, Sharon Wallace and Michael Warren of Candler and Daniel Warren, of Camp Lejeune, NC; four great-grandchildren, Jocelyn and Orren Robinson, McKayla Wallace, and Brandon Madden; one sister, Meredith Hawkins and her husband, Larry, of Asheville; one brother, T.H. Plemmons and his wife, Catherine, of Candler; sisters-in-law, Cornelia Plemmons, Ruby Gasperson, Mary Gillen and Nell Sikorski and her husband Walt; a brother-in-law, Don Green and lots of loving family and friends. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Todd Cole officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Buncombe County Veterans Council Memorial Team at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. His family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. We have many fond memories of Buck. Please let us know if we can help in any way. With deepest sympathy, Dennie Penland family.

  2. I enjoyed the time spent with Buck at American ENKA Plant back in the 1970’s. Buck was a very good friend and compassionate person who will truly be missed. May it comfort the family to know that you will see Him again someday soon according to God’s Promise. ken Hensley and family.

  3. Vergie,
    I’m sorry for your great losted.May God bless all of you.

    Judy Taylor
    (Brads bus driver)

  4. You are in my heart and prayers. May you find comfort in family,friends and memories. Peace be with you.

  5. My condolences to the entire Plemmons family in this time of sorrow! My prayer is that the Holy Spirit brings you comfort in this time of grief!

  6. WE are sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. Always, Frisbee Builders: Howard, Nola, David, Traci, Matt, Morgan, Daryl & Stephanie Frisbee

  7. My condolences to the family in this time of sorrow. My mother (Maggie) loved Buck and I know they are enjoying a reunion today. I am remembering you in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. I am so sorry I could not be there to share your sorrow at this time, but ‘Buck’ as he’s known to all who loved him will be in our hearts forever, and your family is in our prayers. Love, Mary Lou

  9. Dear T.H. and all the Plemmons Family,
    We are so very sorry to know that your dear loved one has died. Please know that we are deeply sorry for your grief. May God bless you is our sincere prayer.
    Lots of love, Wilb & Mary

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