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Rev Tom Wachacha, Sr

Graham County, North Carolina, USA
Death 16 Jun 2001 (aged 61)
Cherokee, Swain County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Cherokee, Swain County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 13962131 · View Source
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Reverend Tom Wachacha, Sr., age 61 of 69 Hilda Queen Road, Soco Community died unexpectedly Saturday evening 16. June 2001 in a Cherokee Hospital.

A native and former resident of Graham County, Rev. Wachacha lived in Jackson County for the past 30 years. He was an ordained minister and a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Robbinsville, NC. Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians employed Rev. Wachacha where he was a transfer station supervisor and heavy equipment operator.

He was the husband of the late Edna Wachacha who died in 1999 and son of the late Posey and Ida Conseen Wachacha. In addition to his wife and parents Rev. Wachacha was preceded in death by one brother, David Wachacha, three sisters, Maggie Rattler, Annie Wachacha and Luzene Wachacha.

Surviving are two sons, Tom Wachacha, Jr. and David L. Wachacha, both of Cherokee, NC., two daughters, Gail Wachacha and Christy Wachacha, both of Cherokee, NC, two brothers Archie Wachacha and Paul Wachacha, both of Robbinsville, NC, one sister, Eleanora Wachacha, also of Robbinsville, NC. One granddaughter Shalana Wachacha of Cherokee, NC, Three nieces Letina Saunooke and Mary Jane Smith, both of Cherokee, NC, Deanna Mae Wachacha of Robbinsville, NC.

Services will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday 19. June 2001 at Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. James "Bo" Parris, Rev. Jim Parks and Ray Kinsland officiating, burial will be in the Taylor-Wachacha Cemetery.

Posey Wachacha, born 15. Mar. 1894, died Jan. 1966
Ida Conseen Wachacha, born 27. Jul. 1908, died Dec. 1981
Edna R. Taylor Wachacha, born 2. Aug. 1945, died 29. June 1999
Son: Tommy Wachacha Jr., died 4. Aug. 2004, age 38
David Wachacha, died unkn.
Maggie Rattler, born 29. Apr. 1931, died Sept. 1981
Luzene Wachacha, born 26. Feb. 1933, died Aug. 1978
Annie H. Wachacha, born 22. Jan. 1938, died 15. Feb. 1996

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Tom Wachacha, Sr (15 Feb 1940–16 Jun 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13962131, citing Taylor-Wachacha Cemetery, Cherokee, Swain County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Charlotte (contributor 46617978) .