Michael S. Thamm
Michael Scott Thamm, 52, of West End, passed Monday, March 8, 2010.
Mr. Thamm was born July 7, 1957, in Groton, Conn., to the late Captain Tom Brobeck Thamm and Sally Snyder Thamm. He was a talented musician, artist and writer. Mike changed people’s lives through his music, whether people were listening to him or playing with him. He learned to play the guitar as a young boy, and played a multitude of instruments. He passed on his love of music by teaching children to play.
Mike Thamm never met a stranger. No matter how busy he was, he always had time to talk and to help others. He had a twinkle in his eye, an infectious laugh, a legendary sense of humor and a bit of mischief. He could make the best of every situation. He loved being on the water, a trait he gained from his dad. Mike was a graduate of N.C. State and had worked in the agriculture and landscaping industry for more than 30 years. He offered his help wherever he could, volunteering with Family Promise, joining mission trips to Brazil and chairing the Moore County Agricultural Extension Service. He was a member of the Cattlemen’s Association and volunteered for the Vass EMS. Mike contributed to the lives of local citizens in ways too numerous to mention.
Mr. Thamm is survived by his wife of 17 years, Jacquelin Mains Thamm, of West End; and his three sons, Dustin and Gavin Thamm, of Raleigh, and Taylor Norfleet, of West End. Mike had five siblings, Mark Thamm, of Keene, N.H., Marijke Kehrhahn. of Cobalt, Conn., Marta McKenna, of Paramus, N.J., Kenneth Thamm, of Hatfield, Pa., and Kacey Miller, of West Chester, Pa.; and 18 nieces and nephews. Mr. Thamm was preceded in death by his parents.
Michael was a great father, a loving brother, a devoted husband and a best friend who will always remain in our hearts. A memorial service will be held Friday March 12, at 6:30 p.m. at Culdee Presbyterian Church in Eastwood with the Rev. Christopher Bobo officiating. Burial will be private in Culdee Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial donations can be made to Friend to Friend Crisis Center, P.O. Box 1508, Carthage, NC 28327.
Condolences can be made to www.bolesfuneralhome.com.
Services entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Seven Lakes.