Earl Jackson “Jack” Thomas
May 29, 1944 - May 10, 2021
Earl Jackson “Jack” Thomas, age 76, of Elsmere, DE, passed away on Monday, May 10, 2021.
Born in Pennsylvania on May 29, 1944, he was a son of the late Ford A. and Lilian (Holden) Thomas, Sr. Jack worked for Chrysler and Fiat before making his career as a self-employed auto mechanic. He coached the Chichester Crusaders, a neighborhood football league, for 15 years. In his earlier years, Jack and Frances enjoyed bowling together.
In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Frances E. (Smith) Thomas. He is survived by his children, Jacqueline E. McArdle (Robert), William E. Thomas (Cyndi), Bonnie M. Rhoades, and Rebecca L. Thomas; siblings, Ford Thomas, Jr. (Geri), Shirley Coe, Carol Thomas, and Joyce Thomas; grandchildren, Lindsey (Nick), Melanie, Renee, and Bronwyn; and great grandchildren, Savannah, Shane, and Sawyer.
A graveside service for family and friends will be held at 11 am on Monday, May 17, 2021, at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North Dupont Highway, New Castle, DE. Face masks are required for all in attendance.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jack’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 92 Read’s Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720.