Thomas William Nock


Mr. Thomas William Nock, 83, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. He was born in Nassawadox on Sept. 23, 1938, a son to the late Julia Justis Nock and the late Ray Floyd Nock. He was predeceased by his brother, Ray Nock.

Tom grew up in the 1950s in Wachapreague with a great group of friends and graduated from Central High School, class of 1956, then Goldey-Beacom College and East Carolina University. He retired from Navy Civil Service as a program specialist, having worked in Washington, D.C., and his last years at the Pentagon. After retirement, Tom and his wife, Faye, moved back to Quinby and became Eastern Shore Come Backers. They enjoyed some traveling, fishing, and clamming in Tom’s Boston Whaler boat, Tom’s Toy. Favorite times were spent with family on vacation, holidays, and visits.

Tom is survived by his wife, Faye Wallace Nock; his son, Thomas Bradley Nock (Lori); his daughter, Rachelle Beth Nock; four grandchildren, Sarah L. Nock, Kristen N. Jacobson (Matt), Bradley Thomas Nock (Johanna), and Carson Brady Nock; two great-grandsons, Landon Thomas Nock and William Thomas Jacobson, all of Maryland.

The family wishes to express how much they love him and never will forget “our husband, Dad, and Poppy.” Rest in peace.

Graveside services were held Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, at 1 p.m., at Quinby Cemetery with Pastor Robert Fletcher officiating.

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Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore.
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