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William "Tom" Thomas Busby Jr.

September 6, 1945 — March 16, 2023

William “Tom” Thomas Busby, Jr., age 77, of Statesville, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2023, at the Gordon Hospice House. Born on September 6, 1945, in Jersey City, New Jersey, he was the son of the late William Thomas Busby, Sr. and Dorothea Connor Busby.
Tom was a Veteran of the United States Navy where he was a stationed on the USS Constellation. During his service in the Navy, he was a Jet Mechanic. In his early career, Tom worked for Mack Truck in Summerville, New Jersey. He was a Union Carpenter with Local 455 in New Jersey until his retirement. Tom also held a North Carolina General Contractor’s License. He had a love for hunting and Mopars.
Tom was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Thomas Busby, Sr. and Dorothea Connor Busby. Those left to cherish his memory include the love of his life, whom he married on February 14, 1970, his wife, Kathleen Jacobsen Busby; son, Beau Busby; daughter, Leigh Ann Busby Huddleston and husband, Grey; grandson, Evan Huddleston; sister, Ann Marie Busby; brothers, Robert “Bob” Busby and wife, Erika, and Gary Busby and wife, Julea; and several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of his Life with Military Honors will be held for immediate family and friends, Saturday, April 1, 2023, at 1 p.m. For those unable to attend, services may be viewed online at
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County ; the American Cancer Society, ., PO Box 6704 Hagerstown, MD 21741; or the charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be made to the family at . Nicholson Funeral Home has the honor of serving the family.
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