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10/06/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Tommy Nesbitt

Thomas Crawford Nesbitt
(d.  01 Oct 2010)

Newport News High School Class of 1960

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  
   We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today - which I would have missed entirely had 
    Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA had not alerted me during a phone call last night.  Thank you so much, Linda!     Tommy Nesbitt, Class of 1960, passed away at his home in Fairview, North Carolina on Friday, October 1, 2010 at the age of 68.  He was the brother of   Alan Nesbitt ('64) and brother-in-law of  Judy McCall Nesbitt ('65) of NC.

From the Daily Press - 10/04/10:

                  Thomas Nesbitt

      FAIRVIEW - Thomas 'Tommy' Crawford Nesbitt, 68, passed away Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at his residence.

A native of Buncombe County, he had lived in the Newport News area of Virginia for 40 years before returning to Buncombe County three years ago. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Williamsburg, Va. He was a son of the late Alvin Thomas Nesbitt and Mary Marene Crawford Nesbitt Byrum.

Surviving are his son, Thomas Dean Nesbitt and wife, Sharon of Fairview; brother, Alan Nesbitt and wife, Judy of Fairview; grandsons, Stephen and Nathan Nesbitt; stepsons, Howard, Johnny and Tracy Brown; beloved stepgrandson, Cody Brown and four nephews.
Tommy Nesbitt
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Spring Mtn. Baptist Church Cemetery with the Revs. Jerry Wilson and John Erwin officiating.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Anders-Rice Funeral Home.
View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from October 4 to October 5, 2010.


October 04, 2010
I am so sorry to hear about Tommy. Some of my fondest memories are from back in the days when we all hung out together. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

October 04, 2010

We will be thinking of you and your family in the upcoming days....

~ Michael & Terry Dillon, Providence Forge, Virginia

October 04, 2010

Hello, I heard about Tommy today (Monday). We knew him from about 20 years ago at the machine shop in Lanexa, Virginia at Jimmy's Engine Service. I would some times see him at Patsy's Diner. We enjoyed talking to him and he will be missed. Thanks.

~ Jimmy Slater

October 05, 2010

  We would like to extend of condolences to the family of Tommy. Skip is Tommy's Uncle Bill Crawford's youngest son. While we did not get to see him a lot, one could see the fun loving yet mischievous side of Tommy. The last two times I remember seeing Tommy was at Aunt Joyce's and Uncle "J's" funerals. We will not be able to attend the services as your cousin Skip has some serious health issues he is being forced to take care of that day. Our hearts and prayers go out to your family. Skip and I would love to keep in touch with your family to check in on you from time to time to see how everyone is doing.
Lloyd and Sarah Crawford

October 05, 2010

Hello, Nesbitt Family, I'm Judy Mason, I used to work at the Shipyard with Tommy....he was loads of fun....always had a joke...loved to eat...and a hard prayers are with you and your family...Judy..

~ Judy Mason, Hampton
, Virginia

October 05, 2010

HI, Nesbitt family, just wanted to let you know that Tommy rode the van I drove to the yard and we were friends and I know I will miss him. He did call and kept in touch for a while after he moved. My wife and children got to enjoy his humor and wit and we did have a good time at my home. May you know you all are in our prayers. We will miss our friend.

~ Kenneth Tyler, Williamsburg, Virginia

October 06, 2010

Alan, my sincerest condolences on the passing of your brother.

~ Wayne Stokes, Yorktown, Virginia


October 06, 2010

I just saw this. Tommy, I will miss hearing from you and talking about our various hot rods over the years. My sincere condolences to the entire family.

October 06, 2010

  Alan, My Deepest Sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your brother. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

~ Linda L. Lane NNHS 64, Williamsburg, Virginia

October 15, 2010

Alan, I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. My prayers are with you during this very sad time.

~ Cookie TYNDALL, SEAFORD, Virginia


October 15, 2010

Alan, I was so sorry to hear of Tommy's death. My prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow.

October 20, 2010



   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Alan and Judy as well as the rest of Tommy's family and friends at this time.

   This information is also posted here:

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

Lead, Kindly Light

Lyrics by
John Henry Newman, 1833
(21 Feb 1801 – 11 Aug 1890)

Fourth Verse written by Edward H. Bickersteth, Jr.

Music by John B. Dykes, 1865
(10 Mar 1823 – 22 Jan 1876)

Lead, kindly Light, amid th’encircling gloom,
Lead Thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home;
Lead Thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step enough for me.

I was not ever thus, nor prayed that Thou
Shouldst lead me on;
I loved to choose and see my path; but now
Lead Thou me on!
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will. Remember not past years!

So long Thy power hath blessed me, sure it will,
Will lead me on.
O’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone,
And with the morn those angel faces smile,
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile!

Meantime, along the narrow rugged path,
Thyself hast trod,
Lead, Savior, lead me home in childlike faith,
Home to my God.
To rest forever after earthly strife
In the calm light of everlasting life.

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