Mr. Thomas Theodore Ping, age 82 died at Vidant Medical Center in Ahoskie, NC on Monday, November 11, 2013. Mr. Ping is a native of Bertie County and was born to the late Nell Pierce Ping and the late Leonard Ray Ping, Sr. He was married to the late Jean Ward and to this marriage was born two children. He spent most of his life in Alabama and Kentucky working as a self-employed electrician. He returned home some fours years ago to be near his family as his health began to fail. Mr. Ping served his country with the US Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed Nascar and playing golf.
Preceding him in death other than his parents and wife is his brother, Leonard Ray Ping, Jr.
Survivors include his two daughters, Joan Ping Nowell and her husband Bob and Donna Ping Nelbone all of Union, NC, two sisters, Bernice P. Brooks and her husband James and Amelia P. Adams all of Colerain, NC, one half-brother, John Poett of Ft. Walton Beach, FL. Surviving are five grandchildren, Amy Smith, Rebecca Vinson, Christopher Jones, Jeremy Jones and Angeline Liverman. Also surviving are eleven great grandchildren.