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Charles Thomas, Sr
Charles A. "Pinky" Thomas, Sr., 55, of Cambridge, passed away Monday, December 8, 2014 at Med Star Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC.
Born on August 19, 1959 in Maryland, he was a son of Gloria Mills Thomas and the late Sydney Thomas.
Having lived his entire life in the area, he attended local schools and was later employed for many years as a machinist at Airpax Electronics.
Pinky enjoyed life, he loved listening to Elvis Presley music, bowling, shooting a game of pool and camping. He was an avid Oriole and Redskins fan, but what he was better known for, was being a prankster. Playing jokes on people was a favorite pastime.
Surviving him besides his mother are two daughters Heather Kir and Heidi Thomas of Cambridge; a son Charles "CJ"Thomas, Jr. of East New Market; a sister Mary Jane Keene; five brothers William Thomas, Sr., Donald "Mac"Thomas, Rex Thomas, Sydney Thomas, Jr. and Ronnie Thomas; three grandchildren, Damian Thomas, Makayla Wilson and Kiani Cain who were the love of his life.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 13, 2014 beginning 1 p.m. at Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A, Cambridge. A visitation with family will be held the hour prior to service. Rev. Randall Blackmon will officiate. Interment will follow at Elliott's Island Cemetery, Vienna, MD
Serving as pallbearers will be Charles “CJ” Allan Thomas, Jr., O’Neil Insley, Benny Parks, Jim Newcomb, Ken Marshall and Rex Thomas.
To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.newcombcollins.com
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Facts Born: August 19, 1959
Death: December 8, 2014
Wendy Wingate/Schasel I have known Pinky for along time. He loved to play jokes on his friends. You will be missed. God bless his family and friends. Rest in peace, my friend. 12/15/2014 Teresa Horn I as well met Pinky years ago at Airpax. I was totally shocked reading the paper today I haven't seen him in a long time. Pinky and I were good friends at that time. Other then a jokester he also had a heart of gold. RIP Pinky you will truly be missed by alot of people 12/14/2014 Jeff Prag Pinky was a really great guy! I have wonderful memories of working with him for many years at Airpax. I just heard the news today. My prayers also go out to his family. 12/13/2014 Donna Lauck Pinky was a wonderful person. I worked with him for many years at Airpax and always remember how he would make a different voice and call out your name, then you turn and see it was him. Always made people laugh. He will be truly missed here on earth. Rest in peace Pinky. Thoughts and many prayers for his family. 12/13/2014 Calvin Johnson Jr Charles aka Pinky.. You are Truly Going to Be Missed.. Thank You For Your Funny Jokes and Your Encourage... Rest In Paradise..and I'm Praying For The Family.. 12/13/2014 Peggie Morris-Buchanan (Thomas) I am so glad we all reunited when we did only now I wish we did sooner. Pinky you will be missed when Brenda and I make our visits to see the family and go to the Island. I will have you all in my prayers. Rest easy Cuz. 12/13/2014 jackie moore my whole family and I will truly miss you. glad I had a chance not too long ago to talk to you in Walmart. RIP Our prayers are here for the family. 12/12/2014 Renee Taylor Even tho I only meet Charles a few years ago, I feel like I've known him my whole life. He was a great employee who will missed dearly. My prayers are with his family. May he now rest in peace. 12/12/2014 William My heart goes out to the entire Thomas Family 12/12/2014 Brenda Thomas Wilcox I'm loss for words to know that this man full of life is no longer with us. Praying for his family and the grandchildren that loved him so much. So glad we got together with him and will remember his smile. 12/12/2014 Ray Parker I knew Pinky only from seeing him most mornings at Royal Farms. He always had a smile and friendly comments. He will be missed and I pray your family finds peace and happiness. 12/12/2014 Judi Adams Hubble Pinky was without a doubt a wonderfull person and o so funny i will truley miss him i will always remember him smiling no matter what and telling corny jokes Heidi im herr for you 12/12/2014 Mark Dennis So sorry to hear about Charles. He was an assistant coach of mine in little league and I enjoyed our time together. It was obvious his family was his priority. My condolences to his family and friends. 12/12/2014 Tammy Wielgosz My thoughts and prayers to Pinky's family during this difficult time. Heaven has gained a great guy. I will cherish all my great memories of him. RIP Pinky we will truly miss you. 12/12/2014 Gail Mills You all are in my thoughts & prayers. Pinky & I worked together for a lot of years & still remained friends after Airpax. There are so many fond memories from Pinky being our Easter Bunny for the children of Airpax to the crazy jokes & stunts he would pull. Everyone loved Pinky. He will be sadly missed. God Bless all of you. 12/11/2014 bob pinto My deepest sympathy. I was a co-worker at Airpax.A prankster, yes, indeed. Much too young and I'm a year older. 12/11/2014 Nancy Fairbanks Im so sorry to hear about your lost.My brother Eddie Fairbanks grow up with a Pinky. I was not sure what his last name was. He was the best true friend that my brother ever had in life He will now be in heaven with him. 12/11/2014 bubba Miss you my friend 12/11/2014 Katie Lloyd I will miss Pinky. I worked with him at Airpax and always talked to him at Royal Farms. He was a great guy. My prayers are with the whole family. Katie Lloyd 12/11/2014 Bonnie Powell I worked airpax with Punky he was a great guy. 12/11/2014 Joyce Marshall So sad to find out about the Loss of another Good Person, Pinky and i Grew up as Neighbors and Friends, We shared alot of Childhood Memories, Sending out Prayers to all of Pinky's Family Members. 12/11/2014 Nancy Fairbanks I'm so sorry for your lost. 12/11/2014 Joe and Cassie Hibble So sorry for your loss..He will truly be missed by all who knew him. 12/11/2014 carol Slacum Woulms grew up w/ Pinky and he was a funny guy & a friend to everyone. RIP Pinky. 12/10/2014 joan brooks so sorry 12/10/2014 Donna Travers Barnes I Am So Sorry For Your Loss Love To The Family.... 12/10/2014 N. Kay Bradshaw Thinking of you during your time of loss. Pinky was a very pleasant person. I miss seeing his smile at Royal Farms. 12/10/2014 Helen Houston It was always nice to see you in Royal Farms. You always knew how to make my day special. I will miss your friendly smile. 12/10/2014 Trudy & Christy Foxwell What a special man he was. It's a great loss to all that knew him. He will be sadly missed. You could always count on him to bring a smile to your face. If it wasn't a off the wall joke, that would make you laugh. It was his laugh alone that would just make you smile, even if you didn't want to. Pinky was truly a loving father and grandfather. CJ, Heidi, Heather and grandkids I'm so sorry for your loss. To Mom Jennie and his brothers and sister. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Just know he is still with you in everything you see and do. If you need anything please let me know. 12/10/2014 Kathy Wingate Sorry for lost love u and hope Ur up there giving mom hell now lol 12/10/2014 Pat Riggins My condolences to the Thomas family. I have great memories of "Pinky" from our Airpax days. He was always such fun to be around; always the prankster, but still the caring and loving family man. He will be missed! 12/10/2014 Betsy Cordrey (Windsor) I am so sorry to hear of this tragic news. Pinky was a very special man, who loved his kids and grandkids very much, and who was a fan of Elvis Presley. He held a very special place in my heart. Thinking and praying for all of you. Love Betsy 12/10/2014 Tonya Griffith (Kimble) Just want to send my condolences to The Thomas family. Pinky will be missed he was a good man. May he rest in peace 12/10/2014 Deanna Mills Pinky-a great guy that really enjoyed life-loving father and grandfather. He never missed an opportunity to make you laugh or turn a joke on you.You will be missed, my friend, by all who knew you. 12/10/2014 Kenny and Barbara Marshall What great memories we have of Pinky...camping,picnics, fishing,crabbing, family game nights... Lots of fun and laughing when Pinky was around. He definitely knew how to have a good time! A good Dad and dedicated grandfather. Our community has lost a really nice person. Heather, C.J. , and Heidi you are in our thoughts and prayers. Be strong and hold close all of the great memories you have of your Dad. 12/10/2014
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