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Thomas E. Shotton III


1938 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Thomas E. Shotton III

Virginia Beach - Thomas E. Shotton III, 76, passed away peacefully on April 22, 2014 at his home. He was born in Suffolk, Virginia on March 3, 1938 to Francis Wilson Shotton and Thomas E. Shotton, Jr.

Tom attended Suffolk High School and continued his education at Virginia Tech, always an avid Hokies fan. He was a former member of the Sigma Lambda Fraternity.

Tom is the former owner of Thermo Trol Corp, a commercial heating and air business that he successfully operated for over 35 years. His love of life also stretched out to the sea where he spent many years as Captain of his fishing vessel, the "Tom Cat", berthed at the Fisherman's Wharf and always at the top of the leader boards in the local fishing tournaments. Tom enjoyed cruising the turquoise waters of Florida and the Bahamas with his wife, Joyce, every winter. His passion for life and his fun spirit was contagious not only to his family, but to all that knew him.

Tommy is survived by his loving wife, Joyce Maynard Shotton; his brother John Clark Shotton and his wife, Spotswood of Breckenridge, CO; his son, David Thomas Shotton and his wife, Tricia and their son, Jack of Virginia Beach; and his son, Mark Demille Shotton and his sons, Noah and Merick of Encintas, CA.

Tommy's devotion also extended to his stepchildren; Gary Malbon and his wife, Barbara and Woody Ashbury, all of Virginia Beach; John Brooks Hunt, Jr. and his wife, Karen and their children, Kristen and Brooks III of Greensboro, NC; Julie Hunt Lane and her husband, Jeff and their son Jordan Lee, of Kitty Hawk, NC; and Angela Hunt Aaby and her husband, Chad and Angie's daughter, Rachel.

Even though his line has been cast in the deep blue waters, Tom will forever be remembered for the kindness and generosity that he offered to everyone that crossed his path.

Friends and family will gather at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., 2002 Laskin Road, Va. Beach on Thursday, April 24, from 7 to 8 p.m. A funeral service officiated by Reverend Steve Gupton is scheduled at 3 p.m. Friday, April 25 at First Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, 401 35th Street. A reception at the church will follow the burial at Eastern Shore Chapel Cemetery, 2020 Laskin Rd. Va. Beach. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad or the . Online condolences may be made at hdoliver.com.

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Published in The Virginian Pilot from Apr. 24 to Apr. 25, 2014
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