Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Jack C. Thomas

Jack Thomas, 82, of Stanfield passed away Saturday, March 31, 2018 at the Tucker Hospice House in Kannapolis, NC. His funeral service will be Thursday, April 5 at 2 PM at Big Lick Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Springer officiating. The family will receive friends from 12 PM till 1:30 PM at the church prior to the service. Burial will follow the service in Oakboro Cemetery.

Born August 4, 1935, in Anson County, Jack was the son of the late John Ray Thomas and Ruth Leone Watson Thomas. He retired after 30 years with the Oakboro Police Department as Chief of Police. Mr. Thomas was a member of Big Lick Baptist Church and a veteran of the US Army. Jack enjoyed serving with the Christian Cooking Convoy for over 30 years. He humbly gave of his time, talents, and self to make the world a better place. His legacy will live on in the lives of those he touched.

Jack is survived by his wife, Grace Thomas of the home. Other survivors include a son, Eric Thomas (Pam) of Locust, daughter, Carolyn Jennings (Wynn) of Anchorage, Alaska, step-son, Darin Thomas of Stanfield, brother, Joe Thomas of Asheboro, grandchildren, Elena Dalton and Derrick Thomas, and great-grandchild, Ava Dalton.

In addition to his parents, Jack is preceded in death by former spouse, Peggy Thomas, sister, Azile Sites, and brothers, William and Mack Thomas.

The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at the Tucker Hospice House for the exceptional care given to Mr. Jack Thomas and his family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tucker Hospice House at 5003 Hospice Ln, Kannapolis, NC 28081 as well as Gideons International at The Gideons International Processing Center, P.O. Box 97251 Washington, DC 20090-7251.

Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care of Locust is serving the Thomas family.


  • Billy Marshall Posted April 2, 2018 4:10 pm

    My prayers go out to Eric and the rest of the family at this time of loss. I met Jack back in the 70’s . A good man who dedicated his life to helping and defending others. May he rest in peace.

    • Eric Thomas Posted April 12, 2018 12:12 pm

      Thanks Billy for the prayers and comments about Dad. Eric

  • Donna Miker Posted April 2, 2018 4:27 pm

    My thoughts and prayers for the entire family.

  • Alan & Gail Burris Posted April 2, 2018 5:29 pm

    So sorry Eric and family for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • John Carrickhoff Posted April 2, 2018 7:36 pm

    Thoughts and Prayers to the Family……..Jack was a Good Man to work with……..

  • Paul Huneycutt Posted April 2, 2018 9:15 pm

    Eric & Carolyn
    I’m so sorry to hear of the Loss of your Father.(Chief)
    It was a Privilege to work with him and a great Honor to work for him.
    Those of us that knew him remember what he did for the town of Oakboro and Stanly County.
    Not only in Law Enforcement but also for Fire & EMS.
    Keeping all of you in our Prayers.

  • David and Sarah Fisher Posted April 2, 2018 10:11 pm

    Our deepest condolences and prayers to the family.

  • Ricky an Angela Smith Posted April 2, 2018 10:35 pm

    Prayer’s for all the family love you all

  • Davara Ponds April 3, 2018 Posted April 3, 2018 8:48 am

    I’m so sorry to hear of the Loss of your Father Eric you are in my prayers

    • Davara Ponds Posted April 3, 2018 8:49 am

      I’m so sorry to hear of the Loss of your Father Eric you are in my prayers

  • Jane C. Huneycutt Posted April 3, 2018 11:00 am

    Eric, our prayers and thoughts to you and your family. Jack served his community well.

  • Tony Honeycutt (SCSD) Posted April 3, 2018 5:12 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Husband, Father and Grandfather. During my time of service to Stanly County I had the honor to meet and work with some truly Great men. Jack Thomas (401) was truly one of those men. People in this day and time will never understand the sacrifices he and his family made to this County, the long hours, little pay and virtually no thank you. However us old guys know and remember. Stanly County and Oakboro have lost a Founding Father of Law Enforcement as well as an example of the way a community leader should be. Rest In Peace Old FRIEND.

  • Chad carpenter Posted April 3, 2018 10:58 pm

    I worked with Jack a while at Frisco fixtures ,very likeable person ,taught me a lot, one thing he taught me was to never stand in front of him when somebody gooched him in the ribs ,he popped me right square in the noses ,lol thought a lot of him prayers for your family

  • Sharon Thompson Posted April 3, 2018 11:39 pm

    Grace, I was so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. I will be praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

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  • Lori Booth Posted April 4, 2018 5:36 pm

    Grace, so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Michael Lowder Posted April 5, 2018 7:07 am

    A Good Man has passed into God’s hands! Jack was a true friend and colleague! I greatly appreciate all that Jack did for me over the years, personally and professionally! He was a good man! He was honest, he had integrity, he had compassion, he had concern, he had passion, he was relentless in his pursuit of justice and protecting people! He was the consummate law enforcement professional! I learned a great deal from Jack, and with his passing, I’ve lost a great friend! RIP Jack, you’re in God’s hands now.

  • Martha Sue Hall Posted April 5, 2018 12:19 pm

    Eric and Carolyn,
    Your dad lived his life as an example to each of us. To God be the Glory that he is now healed and whole. I still remember 40 years ago you all in Oakboro and me in Norwood — both with dad’s in law enforcement. As I grew older, I still have such fond memories of him living on St Martin’s Church Road and beeping each time I passed by your homeplace. He is now enjoying that beautiful Easter morning.
    Love and Peace

  • Chris Barbee Posted April 6, 2018 3:38 pm

    Eric, I am so sorry about your Dad’s passing. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • veronica Posted April 11, 2018 11:08 pm

    i am his great grandaughter

  • Eric Thomas Posted April 12, 2018 12:15 pm

    From the Family, thanks for all the prayers, comments and taking the time to sharing your memories of Dad. He is, and always will be, greatly missed. Eric

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