John S Thomas


December 16, 1947 - December 6, 2013


John S. Thomas, 65 passed away at home surrounded by his loved ones on December 6, 2013 in Jacksonville, FL. Mr. Thomas was born on December 16, 1947, in Mitchell, SD to the late Nelles and Bertha Thomas. John will be missed dearly by his wife of 46 years, Janet Thomas. He graduated from Dakota Wesleyan University in 1970. John proudly served in the US Air Force from 1970 until 1974 in Biloxi, MS. He founded Industrial Cleaning Technology, Inc. in 1994 and was President of the Jacksonville Skeet and Trap Club from 2004-2005. John was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed many trips to Alaska, Montana, and South Dakota. John was a member of the NRA and passionate about Conservative causes.  He was also a member of the American Legion Post 283.  John was a hardworking man loved by many and will be truly missed.

John was a great husband, father, and grandfather. In addition to his loving wife, Janet he will be greatly missed by his son, Jason (Marianna) Thomas; daughter Julie (Blake) Dougherty; grandchildren, Justin Thomas, Jordan Thomas, Lauren Thomas, & Hudson Dougherty; sisters, Carol Bedford and Marsha Smith.

Friends and family may send flowers or make a donation to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257, or a charity of their choice.


None Scheduled


Thursday, December 12, 2013
2:00 PM
Graveside Service
Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Sandy (Zard) Rogge on December 11, 2013
Saddened to hear of the passing of John. I grew up in Mitchell and knew John and his sisters Marsha and Carol from our parents gatherings. Our parents Raymond and Coral Zard and Nelles and Bert Thomas were family friends all their life. My brother Bill spent all the years of growing up and till Johns death a true friend. So glad Bill was in Florida for Funeral and coming to South Dakota to say his final good by. I send my best to the family.My prayers are with you at this difficult time. I am glad Rob and I had the opportunity to visit John and his family in Florida when Bill lived there.
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