He was born May 21, 1920 in Greenville, N. C. He was the son of Thomas Arthur and Amine King Galbreath. Tom was a graduate of Davidson College.
He began his career in banking with The Commercial Bank, now Wells Fargo. He was employed with J. P. Taylor – Universal Leaf Tobacco Co. for thirty five years.
Upon retirement he joined his wife Margaret, in managing the Coral Bay Club, at Atlantic Beach.
Following their retirement they lived in Kinston. Tom loved life and lived it to the fullest. He was a life time member of Queen Street Methodist Church, where he was an active member.
He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Margaret, and brother-in-law Philip E. Edwards.
He is survived by his sister Amine G. Edwards of Rocky Mount and nieces Amine E. Morgan (John), and Ruth E. Nicholson (Paul) and step children Jess Roper McLamb (Gene), Liza Roper, and Thomas J. Roper (Sue), and numerous great nieces and nephews.
Interment will be at Westview Cemetery. A memorial service will be Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Queen Street United Methodist Church.
Reception immediately following at The Kinston Country Club, 1501 Country Club Dr. Memorials may be made to Queen Street Methodist Church, 500 N. Queen Street, Kinston, N.C. 28501, or a a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are with Edwards Funeral Home.
Published in The News & Observer on Nov. 27, 2016