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Thomas Eugene Register

November 23, 1930 — May 5, 2022


Thomas Eugene Register


     Mr. Thomas Eugene Register, age 91, passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at his residence after several months of failing health.

     Thomas was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Vaughan Register; his parents, Clyde and Lessie Register; a brother, Clyde Register, Jr.; two sisters, Mildred Daniel and Margaret Beck; a granddaughter, Danielle Register; and a stepson, Anderson Hostetler.

     Thomas was born on November 23, 1930 in Henderson, NC.  He graduated from Henderson High School and he attended Campbell College where he played football and was the President of the Student Council.  He received his Bachelors Degree from Wake Forest and his Masters Degree in Botany form UNC Chapel Hill.  He married his high school sweetheart, Mary, in 1954 and they were married for 49 years until her death in 2003.  He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1954-1956.  Thomas was the Director of Carolina Biological Slides for Carolina Biological Supply Co. for 40 years until his retirement in 2000.  During his time in Burlington, he served as a steward and youth counselor at Front St. United Methodist Church.

     In 2005, Thomas married Anne G. Hostetler of Raeford, NC and they lived in Pinehurst, NC until 2017 when they relocated to Cambridge Village Retirement Center in Apex, NC.  Thomas served as a Deacon at First Baptist Church in Pinehurst and he and Anne enjoyed gardening and handbells while residing at Cambridge Village.

     Thomas is survived by his wife, Anne; his three children, Dr. Thomas E. Register, Jr. and wife, Linda, Robert V. Register and wife, Jan, and Mary Anne Folckomer and husband, Ed; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren; sister, Joyce Ashcraft; two step children, Henry Hostetler and wife, Kathy, and Dorcas Douglas and husband, Mark; eight step grandchildren; and three step great grandchildren.

     The family will be holding a private service at a later date.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Amedisys Hospice, 2975 Crouse Lane, Burlington, NC 27215.

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