Thomas Nesbitt

Thomas Nesbitt III

Monday, August 4th, 1941 - Saturday, November 7th, 2020
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Mr. Thomas Nesbitt III, 79, died peacefully on November 7, 2020.

Tom was raised in and lived out most of his life right here in Cordele, Ga. He graduated from Crisp County High School and received a degree in History from Georgia Southwestern University in Americus, Georgia.

Tom served four years of honorable service as a Captain in the United States Army during the Vietnam war as a helicopter pilot and many years in the National Guard. After he left the military, he worked at the United States Postal Service and later retired from there.

Tom most loved farming the land and had a lifelong passion for gardening and the outdoors. He loved spending time in nature and spent many hours most days throughout his life in that space. It is fair to say that his move out to the family farm at Double Run after his retirement represented the fulfilment of a dream. He had a big outdoor project with endless possibilities. He collected a few animals, took care of a small fish pond, planted a garden and established the remaining acres with a native pine.

One of Tom’s proudest accomplishments in retirement was the achievement of adding a Huey Helicopter to the military display at Veteran’s Memorial State Park. Hobbies he enjoyed during different times in his life include playing country and bluegrass guitar, trapping, family genealogy and researching a variety of different collectables. Of these, family genealogy was the most enduring. He loved nothing more than finding relationships that expanded knowledge of the family and its history. He visited regional cemeteries and even took a trip to Scotland to complete some research of Nesbitt family origins.

Tom is the proud son of Mrs. Nell A. Nesbitt and Mr. Thomas Nesbitt Jr., also of Cordele, Ga. He is preceded in death by his brother Bill Nesbitt and his son Greg Nesbitt. He is survived by 2 of his children and their spouses, Dee Williams and her husband Richard, and Tom Nesbitt IV and his wife Jennifer. His grandchildren include, Richard “Mo” Williams III (Robyn) and their children Lettie Kate and Brooklyn; Chelsea Pierce (Kevin) and their children Evie, Grayson, and Beckett; and Teddie and Charlotte Nesbitt. He is also survived by his sisters Linda Herrington (Ed) and Laurel Deuley and his brother Jon Nesbitt (Kathy) and many nieces and nephews.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 | 11:00am - 11:45am
    Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am
    Hughes & Wright Funeral Home
    1010 East 8th Avenue
    CORDELE, GA 31015
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  • Service

    Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 12:00pm
    Sunnyside Cemetery
    8th Avenue and Hickory Street
    CORDELE, GA 31015
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    Rev. Damon Fountain
  • Interment

    Sunnyside Cemetery
    8th Avenue and Hickory Street
    CORDELE, GA 31015
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Terry Zachary

Posted at 07:44am
RIP now my friend. God knows you've earned it. Fly high and say HI to our buddies there on the other side. The rest of us will follow soon.

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Pat and Carl stowe

Posted at 09:31am
I was sorry to read of your loss. Tom was certainly a unique individual and did much to make a meaningful contribution to our world. May God provide His comfort and peace to each of you.

Ruby Smith Moore

Posted at 08:22am
So sorry to hear of the passing of Tom. Prayers for all family, Ruby Smith Moore.

Dr. Annette Mumphery

Posted at 09:14pm
My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of sorrow

Danny Jones

Posted at 05:54pm
Tom Was A Great Friend Me and him use to go the the Gun shows and Have A Great time I will miss Him RIP Friend !
Danny Jones

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