Thomas Fountaine


Mr. Thomas Cunningham Fountaine, 74, passed away peacefully at home on Aug. 4, 2023. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles A. Fountaine Jr. and Martha C. Fountaine; and niece, Alexis Fountaine.

He is survived by his loving wife, Ellen P. Fountaine; sons, David C. Fountaine (Susan) and Mark A. Fountaine (Chad); siblings, Charles A. Fountaine III (Natalie), Martha L. Lyon (Al), and Robert N. Fountaine (Kathy); and his loving granddaughters, Olivia G. Fountaine, Emily E. Fountaine and Anna C. Fountaine. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Lynne F. Andrako (John); brother-in-law, Stephen D. Farmer (Christine); and nieces and nephews, Chris Lyon (Stephanie), Katie Chadwick (Bill), Laurie Richardson, Lyndsey Yocom (Kyle), Michael Fountaine, Anna Jessup (Charlie), David Andrako (Jill), and Matthew Andrako.

Tom was born in Nassawadox on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. He graduated from Northampton High School where he was a star baseball pitcher.

He also graduated from the Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School and Campbell College in Buies Creek, N.C. Aside from baseball, his greatest passion in later life was golfing with friends, and enjoying time with his wife of 41 years, his children, and grandchildren.

Family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 13, at Bliley’s – Central, 3801 Augusta Ave., Richmond, where a Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 14.

A burial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15 from Capeville Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Massey Cancer Center at VCU Health System.

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