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Fred Amick Thomas, Jr.
  • Memorials may be directed:
  • Bishop Gadsden Resident Assistance Fund
    One Bishop Gadsden Way
    Charleston, SC 29412

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“Dear VA and Elinor, Fred was a really good friend (and we aren't blessed with that many close friends), and we had many fun times together! And...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Doug and Eltress Dick - Naples, FL

“Dear Elinor, Please know I am thinking of you and your family. Your dad was so special and he will be greatly missed. You take care. Love going your...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Gwen Wright - Chapin, SC - Friend

“Sending Thoughts and Prayers to the Thomas family , I worked with Fred for many years and he was always generous with his time and wisdom . ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Pete Jurga - coworker

“Elinor, Dan and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Your dad was such a wonderful person. So kind, generous and thoughtful to so many...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Betty & Dan Mizzell - Charleston, SC

“Thinking of all of you at this time. You have our deepest sympathy and continued prayers. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Andy and Joyce Kirkman - GA

Fred Amick Thomas, Jr., 86, of Charleston died peacefully on July 2, 2019. He was born on March 15, 1933 in Ramseur, North Carolina to Fred A. and Elinor Riehm Thomas. After attending Gardner Webb University, where he played football, he served for eight years in the United States Coast Guard. During a year at Guilford College, friends introduced him to Virginia Cox of High Point, who was teaching school in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Fred and Virginia married on December 16, 1961 and in 1962 moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, where Fred was branch manager for E.F. Craven Co. for more than 20 years. In 1983, Fred and Virginia moved to Charleston where Fred worked as a manager for Prime Equipment Co. until his retirement in 1995. Over the years, Fred's professional and community service included terms as Vice President of Associated Equipment Dealers and president of several homeowners' associations. He was a member of Harbor View Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Virginia C. Thomas of Charleston, a daughter, Elinor T. Boone (Randy) of Charleston, a granddaughter, Aubrey P. Glendinning (Dustin) of Chicago, a brother, Robert E. Thomas (Martha) of Ramseur, North Carolina, and a niece, Amy Petty (Glenn) of Warrenton, Virginia.

A service of remembrance and thanksgiving will be held in the Chapel at Bishop Gadsden at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, followed by a reception.
Memorials may be directed to the Bishop Gadsden Residents' Assistance Fund and/or Bishop Gadsden Employees' Assistance Fund at Bishop Gadsden, 1 Bishop Gadsden Way, Charleston, SC 29412. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.