4/28/1936 – 5/16/2013
Charles A. “Chuck” Thomas, age 77, passed away unexpectedly in Greenville on Thursday, May 16, 2013. He was born in Greenville on April 28, 1936, the son of Ernest & Bernice (Thomsen) Thomas. Both parents have preceded him in death.
On June 23, 1963, Chuck was married to the former Kay Cole and she survives in addition to their children, Stacey Thomas of Houston, Texas and Erik & Mary Thomas of Stanton, two grandchildren, Erika Thomas and Rachael Vestergaard, one sister, Jean & Keith Hallock of Ithaca, one brother-in-law and sister-n-law, Bob & Sue Cole of Six Lakes plus his nieces and nephews, Shelley & Clem Cizio, Doug Hallock, Brad & Jodi Hallock, Sandy & Scott Evans, Daryl & Melisa Williams and Amy & Scott Lumbert.
Chuck has been a lifelong resident of Stanton where he formerly owned and operated Thomas Drugs for many years. He was a US Army veteran as well as a member of the First Congregational Church of Stanton, the Stanton Star Lodge F & AM #250, the Stanton Rotary, the Stanton OES #47 and the Michigan Pharmacist Association.
Funeral services beginning at 11:00 AM will be held on Monday, May 20th at the First Congregational Church, Stanton, with Pastor Jamey Nichols officiating. Interment will be at the Forest Hill Cemetery, Stanton.
Visitation with the family will be on Sunday at the Simpson Family Funeral Home in Sheridan from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 6:00 until 8:00 PM.
The family has suggested for those desiring to do so that memorial considerations can be made to the First Congregational Church and there will be envelopes available at the funeral and also at the church.
On 5/17/2013 Marv, Jeanette & Leeanna Emmons & Angel Evans said:
We are so sorry for your loss! Praying God will give you great comfort in these difficult days. Chuck was a fine man and great neighbor. He will be sadly missed by many. Please convey our sympathy to Erika.
On 5/17/2013 Donald M. Nassif said:
I will miss and remember Chuck’s brotherhood and friendship for the rest of my life.
On 5/17/2013 Frank Townsend said:
Sorry to hear of Chucks passing. We are all better for knowing him. I will keep you in my prayers. Frank
On 5/18/2013 Kay Young said:
Kay Bill and I was sorry to hear of Chucks passing.
On 5/18/2013 Angelique Moulton said:
Stacy I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. My heart knows and morns with you. Angelique Moulton-WWE
On 5/18/2013 Bruce J. Dodson said:
We are all getting older but this is a shock to me. We had such great times during the 60’s in Stanton, coffee every day, and just great friendship.Will miss Chuck, love to your family. See you soon. Bruce and Carolyn Dodson, St.Ignace
On 5/18/2013 Del and Sue Tucker said:
The Stanton class of “54” has lost it’s leader. He will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with Kay and family. Del and Sue
On 5/18/2013 Margaret Rush said:
Kay, Stacey, Erik and family, Our sincere sympathy and condolences to you all in just reading of Chuck’s passing. Alvin and Margaret Rush
On 5/18/2013 Irene Patrick said:
Kay, and family, I am sorry to hear of Chucks passing, also that I am not home to go to the services. That is a problem when you do not live at home. He will be missed, My Sympathy Irene
On 5/18/2013 Sonny and Sue Mulholland said:
We are so sorry Kay to hear about Chucks passing. We hope you will find comfort in your memories and that God will comfort you at this time.
On 5/19/2013 Sam&Lora Bacon said:
So sorry to here of chucks passing deepest sympathy to the entire Thomas family.
On 5/19/2013 Barb Howe said:
My thoughts & prayers are with Kay & her family! So, sorry for the passing of Chuck.
On 5/20/2013 Juan Suarez and Family said:
Stacey, my condolecense to you and all your family. We will keep you in our prayers.
On 5/20/2013 Brad King said:
I am sorry to learn of Mr. Thomas’ passing. Around 1983 one of my children needed a prescription and it was on a Sunday. Mr. Thomas met me at the store after church and filled our prescription. It appeared that he was all about small town community service. Something that I have never forgotten about him. Brad King, former funeral director, Simpson Funeral Home, Stanton.
On 5/20/2013 Jeanne Giles VanNeste said:
Kay, So sorry to hear of the passing of Chuck…Our prayers are with you and your families at this time..
On 5/20/2013 Steve and Marcia Long said:
Kay, we are so sorry to hear of Chucks passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
On 5/20/2013 Dallas & Nancy Hamilton said:
Kay Life on earth is so short. One day we be togather with our loved ones. I weep with you during this time. You and all of your classmates will always be as one in friendship and Love. With Much Love Dallas & Nancy Hamilton
On 5/27/2013 Lewis Sharon Borton said:
so sorry to hear of chucks passing , thinking of you Kay and family