Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Darin Lane Thomas

Darin Lane Thomas, 54, of Stanfield passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at his home. His Memorial service will be Tuesday  March 10, 2020 at 2PM in Big Lick Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Springer officiating. The family will receive friends from 1PM till 2PM  in the church prior to the Memorial service. Burial will be held at a later date.  The family wishes in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Big Lick Baptist Church 626 Big Lick-Stanfield Road Oakboro, NC  28129 or to Gideon’s International, Stanly South Camp, PO Box 182 Albemarle, NC  28002.  

Born September 2, 1965 in Stanly County, Darin was the son of the late Jerry L. Thomas and surviving Grace Thomas. He was a member of Big Lick Baptist Church and a graduate of West Stanly High School. Darin owned and operated Thomas Garage and was a very skilled mechanic. He enjoyed working in the shop and cherished every moment with his family and church family. 

In addition to his mother, Darin is survived by Jessica Myers, who he loved like a daughter, and Kamella Grace House who he loved like his granddaughter.  He was also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

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


  • Judith Jackson Posted March 7, 2020 1:44 pm

    Grace, I am so sorry for your loss. My love and prayers are with you. Take care and God Bless!
    Judy Hill Jackson

  • Cheryl Thomas Lowe Posted March 7, 2020 2:41 pm

    Grace… My heart breaks for you! Keeping you in my thoughts and Prayers

  • Rachel Thomas Posted March 7, 2020 3:17 pm

    Grace I’m so sorry about the loss of your dear son, Darren. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God grant you comfort and strength to carry you through each day. I love you, lady.

  • Cathy Wadkins Posted March 7, 2020 3:24 pm

    Grace I’m so sorry for your loss, God Bless you

  • Chris Ann Johnson Posted March 7, 2020 4:24 pm

    I have so many special memories of him. In high school he was always there for me my protector.. He had such a kind heart he will be missed. Grace you are in my prayers.

  • Norma & Dwight Mabry Posted March 7, 2020 4:57 pm

    Grace: We are so sorry to hear about Darin. We want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you..

  • Marlene Bruneau Posted March 7, 2020 7:56 pm

    I have been so blessed to have known and love such a compassionate, caring and loving man as Darin’ You will always be loved and never forgotten.. In the arms of our Lord, may you rest in peace. Heart felt condolences to his Mother, Daughter and Grandbaby, family and friends.

  • James Potts Posted March 8, 2020 8:48 pm

    Grace and family, I am so saddened to hear of this devastating news. I know you and Jerry were so proud of the fine young man he grew up to be. He was just a young teenager turning wrenches with his dad when I first met him. Darin was not only the best mechanic I have ever known, but he was a true gentleman and a pleasure to do business with and to talk to. Darin always did whatever he could to keep our company vehicles running. He always did whatever he could to minimize downtime and expenses. I know he often sacrificed his own schedule not only for our company but for all of those in our industry which he served so well. I am traveling and will not be able to attend the service, but please know I have you in my prayers for God to give you peace, comfort and companionship during these tremendous losses you have experienced.

    God Bless.

  • Rev. Gene & Ruth Hopkins Posted March 8, 2020 9:00 pm

    Grace, we are so very sorry for your loss. Sending many prayers your way. May the good Lord comfort you in the days & weeks to come.

  • Sharon Thompson Posted March 8, 2020 9:48 pm

    Grace, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your son. I know how much you loved him and how proud you were of him. I pray that God will wrap his loving arms around you and get you through the difficult day to come. God bless you and your family.

  • Jackie Morgan Posted March 9, 2020 8:56 am

    So Sorry Gracie, You know how all us guy that Wimpy hung around with really cared for him……….He will be missed Greatly………….

  • John Gary Hathcock Posted March 9, 2020 9:41 am

    So sorry to hear this bad news. I watched him grow up in the shop working with Jerry.

  • Cathy Books Posted March 9, 2020 12:20 pm

    Grace, we were dumbfounded when Eddie called to tell us this sad news. Darin always had a smile on his handsome face and was always ready and willing to help whenever he could. He will be missed by many. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Due to health issues with Mom and Dad, we won’t be able to make it to the service. Hugs and love, Cathy Books, Bill and Catherine Love

  • Sarah Huneycutt Posted March 9, 2020 4:55 pm

    Grace, So very sorry to hear the news of Darin passing. He was always such a nice young man and will really be missed by many people. Will definitely hold you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Chris & Beth Anne Janieri Posted March 10, 2020 12:27 pm

    Grace, our prayers are with you at this time. We are so very sorry, of the passing of Darin. He was the most humble and kind person, we’ve ever known. Always ready to lend a hand and help someone. The world seems a little smaller, and less bright, now with him gone. We will hold you in our thoughts and prayers, now and in the upcoming days. If you need anything, please reach out to us.

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