Thomas Edward Gleason Jr. (Skip or Yank) 67, passed away at Kernersville Medical Center on Thursday September 2, 2021.
A native of Syracuse NY, Thomas was the son of Thomas Edward Gleason Sr. and Beverly Gleason, both deceased. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, NASCAR and working on classic cars. He especially loved his Mustangs. He also loved to cook his famous chicken wings and pizza.
He retired from Southeastern Paper Group of Browns Summit, NC. He was also a long-time electrician and mechanic.
Thomas is survived by his son, Thomas Edward Gleason III of Kernersville, NC; brother, Larry Gleason of Spokane, WA; ex-wife and lifelong friend, Karen Gleason-Wright, who was there to help care for him during his illness; step daughter, Renee' Vernon and her husband Kevin of Colfax, NC; three grandchildren, Hanna Rodriguez and her husband Sam, Aviana Vernon, and Josh Vernon; great grandson, Eli Rodriguez; very close cousin, Linda Nash of Florida; and many other cousins.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Kernersville Lake Park 6408 Old Valley School Rd. Kernersville, NC 27284 on Friday September 17,2021 at 3:00 pm. There will be food following the service. Please bring your memories and celebrate his life with us. Dress casually and comfortably it will be outside.
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