Thomas Lyle Hulsey
Thomas Lyle Hulsey
  • December 11, 1939 - June 27, 2017
  • Raleigh, North Carolina

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Thomas "Tom" Lyle Hulsey, 77, of Raleigh, died Tuesday (6/27/2017) at his home.

Tom was born in Moline, Illinois on December 11, 1939, to the late Lester Newton Hulsey and Mildred Isabelle Waller Hulsey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Patricia Tolle.

Tom graduated from Moline High School in 1957. He joined the Navy in 1957, was stationed at Roosevelt "Rosie" Rhodes, Puerto Rico for one tour, and discharged in 1960. He joined International Business Machines (IBM) in 1961 and worked out of several offices, including Moline IL, Burlington IA, and Raleigh NC, before retiring in 1992. Along the way, he joined the Corvair Society of America (CORSA) and held offices in the local club and at the state level. He would travel to national conventions and car shows with his many Corvair friends, including Earl Jones and Bill Loftin. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, running them to various school events and volleyball activities. Tom enjoyed traveling with family and friends, but most importantly, he loved to travel with his wife of 53 years.

Tom is survived by his wife, Janet Lee Zielke Hulsey of Raleigh; daughter, Jennifer Hulsey of Sanford; son, Steven Hulsey (Kelli) of Sanford; one sister, Nedra Baraks of Orion, IL; and four grandchildren, MacKenzie Hulsey, Hunter Hulsey, Jordan Hulsey, and Liam Hulsey.

The family will receive friends Saturday July 1, 2017 from 11:00-1:00 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook Rd., Raleigh NC 27609. A Celebration of Life service will be at 1:00 PM at the funeral home.

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Memorials can be made by sending checks to CORSA/NC (650 Walker Road, Thomasville, NC 27360-8434) with a notation of one of the following funds: Charlie West Tool Scholarship or the Rampside Memorial Fund.