Thomas Franklin Feddon, Jr., 78 of Murrells Inlet, SC, formerly of Clinton, MD departed February 15, 2021. Born March 2, 1942 in Washington, DC. Son of the late Thomas Franklin Feddon, Sr. and Willie B. (Lewis) Feddon. Predeceased by one sister, Sr. Joyce C. Feddon, one nephew Paul Piorko.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years Barbara (Grover) Feddon, children, Michael C. (Amy) Feddon of Martinsburg, WV, David (Diane) Feddon of St. Pete Beach, FL, Brenda (Andy) Gibbs Sr. of Huntingtown, MD and Joseph (Michelle) Feddon of St. Petersburg, FL. Grandchildren, Jesse (Katie) Feddon, Ariel Feddon, Caleb (Melissa) Wilkerson, Teagan Hunt, Zachary Tyrrell, Joshua Tyrrell, Katelyn (Austin) Gibbs, Andrew Gibbs Jr., Benjamin Gibbs, and Tanner Moody. Survived by eight great grandchildren. Survived by two sisters, Cheryl Davidson and Donna (Muskie) Piorko. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
After high school, he joined the Navy and served active duty for 8 years before going into the reserves for 20 more years and retiring as a Senior Master Chief having served most of those years at Andrews Air Force Base in Clinton, MD.
During his Navy reserve years, he was a police officer with the Metropolitan Police Department from which he retired after 20 years. He was a founding member of the DC Police Helicopter Branch, where he ended his career as a Sergeant/Chief Pilot. After his retirement from DC Police, he was an integral part of getting Prince Georges County Helicopter branch up and running again. He was one of four who flew the new helicopters from Arizona to Maryland and one of two who stayed on contractually to get the pilots their required training hours.
After this, he went to work for the FAA as a Flight Worthiness Inspector and Safety Instructor and was a pilot for the State of MD Agricultural Dept and the State Police as a contractual pilot with the Medivac Unit out of their Bryans Road location. He was also an active volunteer EMT with the Ironsides Volunteer Rescue Squad in Charles County. Before his move to Murrells Inlet, he worked along side his daughter at the funeral home and was a transport driver.
When he retired to South Carolina, he remained active with Fleet Reserves FRA Branch #254 until its charter ended and joined with FRA Branch #269 and enjoyed his weekly lunch meetings with his shipmates. He belonged to the Coastal Carolina Shields for retired law enforcement officers, Blue Knights Motorcycle Club, and Knights of Columbus at his parish church. He was a lifelong member with the American Legion. He was a volunteer with Tidelands Hospital for years.
More than anything he accomplished during his life, he was most proud of his title of Husband, Dad and Pop, as he dearly loved his family and any time he had with them.
Family will receive friends on Monday, February 22nd at Burroughs Funeral Home at 3558 Old Kings Hwy, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 from 7-8 pm with prayer service at 7:30 pm. Knights of Columbus will serve as Honor Guard and the American Legion will perform military honors. He will have an escort by the Patriot Guard to his Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, February 23rd at 10 am at St. Michael’s Catholic Church at 542 Cypress Ave., Murrells Inlet, SC 29576. For those who cannot attend mass, it will be live streamed on their website: www.saintmichaelsc.net
Services will continue in Maryland on Thursday, February 25th at Kalas Funeral Home at 6160 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill, MD 20745 with a viewing from 10-11 am with Catholic prayer service at 11 am. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery with police and military honors. Pallbearers will be his sons and grandsons.
Due to services being in two states, the family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to one of the following: Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Aylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10306-3100 or Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675
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