New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | April 9, 2020

Thomas Hill Mountcastle

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Thomas Hill Mountcastle, 89, of Providence Forge, Virginia, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020.

Thomas was born on May 13, 1930. He, with his four brothers, operated the former Mountcastle Lumber Company of Providence Forge and Newport News. He was an avid duck hunter, a member of the Providence Forge Volunteer Rescue Squad, and a member of the New Kent Historical Society.

Thomas was preceded in death by his high school sweetheart and wife of 54 years, Anne D. Mountcastle; his parents, Richard E. Mountcastle Sr. and Sallie C. Mountcastle; brother, Richard E. “Dick” Mountcastle Jr. and his wife, Mary; brother James C. Mountcastle and his wife, Virginia; brother George W. Mountcastle and his wife, Estelle; and sister-in-law, Minnie C. Mountcastle.

He is survived by his daughter, Jane C. Mountcastle (Trude); brother, Harry F. Mountcastle; sisters-in-law, Betty D. Bookhart (Sam) and Janet D. Brockwell; honorary daughter, Margaret Mountcastle (Bill); and beloved nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, 2 p.m. at Vincent Funeral Home, 9923 Pocahontas Trail, Providence Forge, Virginia. Burial followed at Olivet Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Providence Forge, Virginia.

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