Thomas Edison All

April 17, 1937 ~ April 5, 2018 (age 80)


Thomas Edison All, 80, died April 5, 2018.

Born in Wilmington, NC on April 17, 1937, Tom was the son of William and Frances All.  Tom attended New Hanover High School followed by 15 years of Army Infantry and Military Intelligence where he was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for his heroism in the Korean War. 

Tom worked for Gaston County Dye in Stanley before he started his business, Creative Printing where he retired in 1999.  His hobbies were piloting airplanes and riding his motorcycle to nationwide rallies.  He later founded Creative Leather where he made leather gloves, motorcycle grips and other leather accessories.

Tom is survived by his wife of 47 years, Libby S. All, His daughter, Delores All Morrison of Huntington Beach, CA and 2 sisters, Sally All Beach of Durham, NC and Mary Frances All Forrester or Stanley, NC.  He had a large extended family of nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.  Special friends are Kip Stevens and Howard Cormier.

The funeral service conducted by Rev. Scott Jenkins will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday at Alexis Baptist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment with military honors will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Robin Johnson Hospice house, PO Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28053, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, online at, or Alexis Baptist Church, PO Box 39, Alexis, NC 28006

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