Goodrum Winston-Salem Thomas McBride Goodrum 08/23/1938 - 03/02/2015Thomas McBride Goodrum, died on March 2, 2015 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He was born on August 23, 1938 in Honolulu, Hawaii and while the arc of his life took him worldwide, he dearly loved the community he found in Winston-Salem.Tommy was educated at the Cairo American School, Sewanee Military Academy, and Sewanee: The University of the South. As a son in a Coca-Cola family, he had the opportunity to live abroad in Manila, Cairo, and Beirut while calling Newnan, Georgia home. He was a Captain in the Air Force and served his country on various bases in the United States and West Germany.Early in his career, Tommy served as a district manager for The Coca-Cola Company in Charlotte, North Carolina. He continued his professional success with the Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated, relocating to Winston-Salem to manage the local Coca-Cola bottling plant. He later transitioned to providing sound counsel to his clients at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter.Tommy was extremely active in service to others. Saint Paul's Episcopal Church was the central hub of Tommy's stewardship, and he served as Senior and Junior Warden on the Vestry. Among other meaningful endeavors, he represented the parish in its relationship with the Experiment in Self-Reliance. He took great enjoyment from serving as Investment Committee President for the Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Tommy also gave back to his community as a member of local boards, including the Nature Science Center (now SciWorks), the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce, and many others. Tommy was particularly enthusiastic about his new role as a board member for the Forsyth Humane Society. He was a member of the Board of Trustees and later a member of the Board of Regents of Sewanee: The University of the South. Tommy's other acts of caring, both small and large, could fill this page.Tommy is preceded in death by his parents, Alice McBride Goodrum and James Thompson Goodrum, and his brother James Jefferson Goodrum of Newnan, Georgia. He is survived by his treasured wife of 48 years, Jane McCrary Goodrum of Winston-Salem, his daughter Jennie Goodrum Turrell, her husband James F. Turrell, and their son, William Thomas Turrell of Sewanee, Tennessee, and his son Thomas McBride Goodrum, Jr., his wife Shelby Newton Goodrum, and their two daughters, Elizabeth Patton "Betsy" Goodrum and Sarah Lanier "Laney" Goodrum of Austin, Texas.He is also survived by his sisters-in-law Martha "Boppy" Toledano, Sallie Holmberg, Carol McCartney, and Frances Lee Goodrum and brothers-in-law Bruce Holmberg and Kenton McCartney. Tommy is preceded in death by his brother-in-law Johno Toledano. There are also many surviving nieces and nephews and their families whom Tommy deeply loved and cherished.Tommy's family would like to share its admiration and appreciation for the work of Dr. St. Clair and the doctors and nurses of the Emergency Services, Cardiac Intensive Care, and Palliative Care Units at Forsyth Hospital, all of whom provided him excellent care in his final days.Tommy will be buried in a private family ceremony on Thursday, March 5, 2015. A memorial service will take place on that day at 2:00 p.m. at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem. All are welcome to attend the memorial service to celebrate Tommy's life and the reception afterward at the church.Should family or friends desire, memorial contributions may be directed to the Augustine Project at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, 520 Summit Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 or to the charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be made through www.salemfh.com.
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