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Garrett Rockhill "Rocky" Thomas, Jr.

Garrett Rockhill "Rocky" Thomas, Jr.
  • October 5, 1946 - May 24, 2018
  • Moncks Corner, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Salem Black River Presbyterian Church
    228 Haynsworth Street
    Sumter, SC 29150

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“My heart goes out to Rocky's family. Rocky did my lawn for years and it was always a pleasure chatting with him before and after. I will greatly...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: William Tyson - SC - Neighbor

“Dear Shirley, Rhett and Ryan, Craig and I are deeply saddened to learn of Rocky's passing. We have fond memories of him. You are in our thoughts...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Kerry Chambers - Ladson, SC

“We are so sorry to learn of the passing of Rocky. He was a wonderful person to know, always with a story to put a smile on your face. He will truly...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Kent and Gloria Britt - Pimlico, SC

“My wife and I send sympathy to Rocky's family. Rocky took care of our yard for years and it was always a pleasure having many a conversation with him...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Patrick and Katherine Crain - SC

“My thoughts and prayers to the family. Rocky was a great guy who I loved working with in Recreation and Dixie Baseball. He will be missed. ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Ralph Jones - Bonneau, SC

“Shirley, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as y'all grieve the loss of Rocky. We both went to North Greenville and Georgia...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Wayne Pruitt - Statesboro, GA

“Please accept our sympathies for your loss. It was a pleasure to know Rocky over the last several years. When we spoke, he was always positive and...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Jeff Royall - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Our sympathy and prayera go to the family of Rocky. He will be missed by many people. ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Randy and Jan Stewart - Huger, SC

“Shirley,Please accept my condolences relative to Rocky's death. He was a good man with a unique personality. I certainly appreciate you and Rocky's...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Charlie Davis - Ladson, SC

“Rhett and Ryan,Please accept my condolences relative to the death of your daddy. He was an individual who always had a positive attitude with a sense...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Charlie Davis - Ladson, SC

“A really true friend for over 40years, will be missed by all. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Jesse Lodge - Indian Land, SC

“With our deepest sympathies. You're in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.Jean and Gary ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Gary Niland - Ashland, MA

“Shirley i'm so sorry to hear about Rocky, Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Love, ...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Laura Matthews - North Charleston, SC

“Our thoughts are with you. He was an amazing and talented man who will be truly missed. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Danielle and Perry Smith - SC


Air Force

Garrett Rockhill "Rocky" Thomas, Jr., 71, of Moncks Corner, SC, died Thursday, May 24, 2018. His funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at Salem Black River Presbyterian Church, Mayesville, SC (Sumter) at 2:00 pm. Interment, to follow in Salem Black River Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday, May 28, 2018 in the J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Northwoods Chapel, 2180 Greenridge Road from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm.

Rocky was born October 5, 1946 in Sumter, SC, son of Garrett Rockhill Thomas and Margaret Elizabeth Skinner Thomas. He was a US Air Force Vietnam veteran, a graduate of Georgia Southern and was retired from Cooper River Parks and Playground. Rocky was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Charlestowne Long Rifles and South Carolina Association of Knifemakers (SCAK).

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Shirley Harmon Thomas, two sons, Garrett Rockhill "Rhett" Thomas, III (Stacey) of Goose Creek, SC and Jacob Ryan Thomas (Amie) of Moncks Corner, SC; two grandchildren, Jacob Ryan "Jake" Thomas II and Jon Carter Thomas.

Memorials may be made to Salem Black River Presbyterian Church, 228 Haynsworth Street, Sumter, SC 29150.