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Mr. David A. Thomas

September 5, 1962 ~ June 9, 2023 (age 60) 60 Years Old

Obituary

David Allen Thomas died June 9th, 2023, at Wayne Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

He was born September 5, 1962, in Calhoun GA. to Denzil Thomas and Julia Pearl Turnage. David grew up in Jesup and attended public school at Wayne County Training Center and graduated from Wayne County High School in 1981.  He started and completed Army Basic Combat Training in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri with Echo Company Third Platoon in 1985.  He enlisted in the U.S. Army Georgia National Guard for four years where he trained and served as a Heavy Vehicle Mechanic and was employed at Ft Stewart as a Heavy Vehicle Mechanic. 

He was an Expert Motorcycle Rider and passionate about Hunting, Fishing, creating anything with his hands and a gifted mechanic. He was an avid poem spiritual writer. His pride and joy were his title as Family Man: Husband, dad, and granddad. 

He was preceded in death by his Mother: Julia, Brother: Paul and Sister: Leila and Maternal and Paternal Grandparents.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years/Marriage of 25 years Melissa Harris Thomas of Jesup; Daughters Devonya (Kevin) Pinchen of Jesup; Shakiya (Travon) Williams of Savannah GA., Sons: Tafari and Menelik Thomas. Daughters: Julya and Miyah Thomas all of Jesup. Grandchildren Jaylah Morris, Travon Jr and Jayden Williams of Savannah, Kinsley and Kameron Pinchen of Jesup.  Father: Denzil (Laura) Thomas, Sisters: Knarvie (John) Steed, Julia Thomas, Angela (Brooker) Wilson, of Jesup GA., Robin (Bernard) Kirkland of Crestview Hills Kentucky.  Brothers: Kevin Thomas, Denzil Jr (Linda) of Jesup, Dexter (Shana) Thomas of Jesup and Willie "Will" (Nita) Thomas of Powder Springs, GA.  Sister-in-law: Vonita (Tommie) Weatherspoon of Jesup GA.  A host of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A celebration of life will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 17, 2023, at the Community Chapel Funeral Home of Jesup Chapel (2524 S US 341, Jesup, GA 31546) with Minister Dexter Thomas officiating.

Mr. Thomas will lie in state an hour prior to service time.

Viewing will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 17, 2023, at the Community Chapel Funeral Home of Jesup (2524 S US 341, Jesup, GA 31546). 

 

 

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Services

Viewing
Saturday
June 17, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Community Chapel Funeral Home of Jesup
2524 US-341
Jesup, GA 31546

Celebration of Life
Saturday
June 17, 2023

11:00 AM
Community Chapel Funeral Home of Jesup
2524 US-341
Jesup, GA 31546

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