Eastern Carolina Businessman, Philanthropist Dies

Chairman and CFO of Minges Bottling, Thomas Minges, has died of an apparent heart attack.

Minges Bottling serves at least a portion of 14 Eastern Carolina counties. The Minges family, in some form or another, has been at the helm of the Pepsi distribution in this part of the state for nearly 70 years.

Tom Minges helped move the company into its new building in Pitt County 2003. He was 56 years old.

It was just last month that Tom Minges attended an event at Pitt Community College where Minges Bottling group announced a $250,000 donation to community college education over the next 5 years.

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