John Eldridge Thomas, 86, died Thursday, July 28, 2016.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2 at New Light Pentecostal Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Dale Hester officiating. Bladen Gaskins Funeral Home in Elizabethtown is handling the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Mary W. Thomas of the home; two sons, Steve Thomas of Whiteville and Mark Thomas of Eustis, Fla.; two daughters, Sheila Kelley of Elizabethtown and Chris Doeppe of Newport News, Va.; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.