Thomas Larkin “Butch” Eure died peacefully in his home on February 4, 2018. He was 91.
Mr. Eure was born on July 20, 1926 in Portsmouth, VA to his parents Talton Clyde and Ruby Eure. He married Lillian Edith Gooding in 1951 - when she passed in 2011, they had been married for 60 years - he joins her now in peace.
Mr. Eure enrolled in the Navy while still in high school and is a veteran of WWII - and he exemplified every reason his generation is called the greatest generation. After the war, he continued his service as a civilian planning estimator at the Naval Shipyard until he retired in the 1980’s.
He was a lifelong member of Cottage Place United Methodist Church until they closed their doors in 2016, at which time he joined the loving fellowship at Saint Andrews United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his son, Stephen Eure, of Portsmouth, VA, by his nephew, Tim Felton, and his wife Pat, of Portsmouth, VA, and by his sister-in-law, Jacqueline Jennell, and her husband Scott, of Virginia Beach, VA.
A graveside service will be held for Mr. Eure at 2:15 pm on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery (3920 Airline Blvd.). All are welcome to attend and celebrate the life of a magnificent man. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Portsmouth Humane Society.
Online condolences may be sent to the familyat foxandjamesfh.com Arrangements by Fox and James Funeral Home, Eastville, VA.
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