After serving in World War I, Thomas Stith, Sr., worked for Rocky Mount schools for 20 years and 18 years for the US Post Office, but he is recognized for his dedication to the youth of the area as founder of Boy Scout Troop 161. He was active in developing the baseball park for the Negro League. He also founded the Southeastern Business College in Durham. Mr. Stith taught Sunday School at the St. James Baptist church for 15 years. Mr. Stith died in 1958.
Inducted into Hall of Fame 2005