Thomas Earl Northcott

August 29, 1939 - October 19, 2020

08/29/1939 - 10/19/2020

Past Services

Sunday October 25, 2020
2:00 pm
Hillcrest Cemetery
2517 NC Highway 45 N
Colerain, NC 27924

WINDSOR, NC – Thomas Earl Northcott, Sr., age 81, of Colerain, passed away on Monday, October 19, 2020 at the Three Rivers Health & Rehab of Windsor, NC.

Mr. Northcott was born on August 29, 1939 to Joseph Earl and Johnnie Louise Perry Northcott in Bertie County, NC. Thomas was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, that enjoyed spending time with his family. He worked doing many tasks, from being a mail carrier, a mechanic, selling Federal Crop Insurance, working at the ASCS office, to farming the land. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt and fish. He was a member of Mars Hill Baptist Church, Long Branch Gun Club, and Trap Volunteer Fire Department where he once served as Chief. Thomas was loved by many and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 53 years, Lena Frances Northcott.

Left to cherish Thomas’s memory is his three sons, Tommy Northcott, Joe Northcott and wife Sandy, and David Northcott and wife Pam; his daughter, Lynette Jernigan and husband Rev. Preston all of Colerain; five granddaughters, Micheala Brinkley and husband Neal of Colerain, Anna Cseko of Windsor, Meredith Jernigan-Plata and husband Richard Plata of Kaiserslautern, Germany, Kimberly Northcott of Colerain, and Mandy Pierce of Ahoskie; three grandsons, Paul Northcott of Colerain, Matt Pierce and wife Brittany of Merry Hill, and Mason Pierce and wife Holly of Merry Hill; two great grandsons, Brayden Cseko, and Waverly Brinkley; two great granddaughters, Heidi Pierce, and Raelynn Pierce; a sister, Nancy Potter and husband Benjamin of Brevard, NC; two nieces, Betsy Potter-Martin and husband Brian Martin of Greer, SC, Rebecca Potter-Macrea and husband Austin Macrea of Ithaca, NY; and a brother-in-law, Sal Sortino of Colerain.

A celebration of life graveside service will be held on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Hillcrest Cemetery, Colerain, NC, with Rev. Preston Jernigan officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Trap Volunteer Fire Department, 744 Morris Ford Road, Colerain, NC 27924, or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Northcott family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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3 years ago

Can’t remember how many laughs I’ve had listening to Pop’s stories and adventures. He’s missed Mama Lee and his sweet dog Buffy. Now they are together once again. Much love to his family.

Betsy Potter
3 years ago

Dear Tommy, Joe, Lynette, and David,

Our sincere condolences on the loss of your dad. No matter how old we are, it’s never easy to lose a parent. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve.
I have such fond memories of the times we spent together growing up. I am very sorry that I can’t be there to visit with you for the services due to the current circumstances. Know that we are there in spirit.

With Love,
Betsy and Family

Lisa Snyder
3 years ago

Joe,Lynette,David, Tommy…you are in our thoughts and prayers..
Donald and Lisa Snyder

Bonnie Evans Johnson
3 years ago

I had the opportunity to see Mr. Northcott at Elm Grove Church at the Valentine pancake supper. He was there with Lynette, she brought him from Three Rivers to enjoy some quality time with everyone. Lynette I am very sorry for your loss and you are and will be in my thoughts and prayers.