Thomas Johnson Ashcraft (1951 - 2018)

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Thomas Johnson Ashcraft, 66, of Charlotte died September 25, 2018 at his home. A Charlotte native, Tom was born on October 1, 1951, the son of Ben Charles Ashcraft and Sara Johnson Ashcraft. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and from the Wake Forest University School of Law.

Tom dearly loved his family and was passionate about golf which he played regularly as a member of Myers Park County Club. He was a life-long member of St. Patrick Cathedral in Charlotte where he was baptised as an infant.

In addition to practicing law, Tom's career included serving as a legislative aid to the late Senator Jessie Helms in the 1980's and later serving as the US Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina from 1987 until 1993.

Tom is survived by his sister, Nicky Wallace of Greenville, SC and nieces and nephews, Monte Stone and her husband, Kirk, Sara Spicer Heath and her husband, Tom, Ben Wallace and his wife, Ginger, Shepard Wallace and his wife, Amanda, Courtney Evans and Emily Evans. In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by a sister, Jane Ashcraft Evans.

A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at St. Patrick Cathedral, 1621 Dilworth Road East. Interment will follow in Belmont Abby Cemetery in Belmont. There will be a prayer vigil on Friday evening at St. Patrick at 7;00 PM.

Memorials may be sent to Belmont Abby College, 100 Belmont-Mt. Holly Road, Belmont, NC 28012.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at


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Published in Charlotte Observer on Sept. 28, 2018