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April 25, 1950-Aug. 17, 2010

Thomas "Tom" William Gruebel, 60, a self-employed plumber and a United States Air Force veteran, died Tuesday evening, Aug. 17, 2010, at home.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20, at Tyndall Funeral Home, with the Rev. Paul Rose officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday night, Aug. 19, from 7 to 9 p.m., and at the home at other times, 418 Beautancus Road in Mount Olive.

Tom, son of the late Francis A. and Matilda N. Gruebel, was a native of Queens, N.Y.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Holmes Gruebel of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Tad and Laura Gruebel of Raleigh; a daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and Shayne Williams of Mount Olive; five grandchildren, Rachel, Christian and Lillian Gruebel and Kevin and Ashley Williams; his mother-in-law, Clara Belle Holmes of Mount Olive; a brother, Frank Gruebel of New York; five sisters, Barbara Wolf of New Jersey and Marie Gruebel, Cathy Heed, Rita Graney and Pat Morris all of New York; several nieces and nephews; and the extended Holmes family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Oak Wolfe Fire Department, c/o Jack Alphin, 519 Bethel Church Road, Mount Olive, N.C., 28365, or a local veterans affairs medical center (2300 Ramsey St., Fayetteville, N.C., 28301, or 508 Fulton St., Durham, N.C., 27705).

A Tyndall service.


Published in Obituaries on August 19, 2010 1:46 PM