Chad Mitchell Thomas

Published 9:14 am Monday, July 9, 2018

Chad Mitchell Thomas, 48, died on July 3, 2018 at Forsyth Medical Center.

Survivors: his wife of 27 years, Rebecca Lynn Thomas; his sons, Wesley Chad Mitchell Thomas, Channen Mitchell Thomas, and Dylan Whiteside; his brother, Michael Damien Thomas; his grandchildren, Colton Mitchell Thomas, Savannah Mae Thomas, Oaklyn Rae Thomas, Melanie Kay Whiteside and Cheyanne Kay Whiteside; his sister, Cherise Garretson; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Linda Gail Thomas; and his brother, Brent Daniel Thomas.

He was born on Sept. 14, 1969 in Orange County, Calif. He worked at Lee/VF Jeanwear for 23 years as a maintenance worker until he was physically unable to continue. He loved fishing, motorcycles, welding, and inventing anything that could make his life easier. He was the Children’s Church Pastor at Mocksville Church of God for many years and later at Crosslife Church in Mocksville, where he also attended when able.

He will be cremated, and a memorial service will be held at Rich Park in Mocksville on July 14 in Shelter 2. This will be a casual service with hotdogs and games for the kids as this is what he wanted. The event will begin at 5 p.m., with the service beginning at 6, rain or shine. The service will be officiated by the Revs. Daniel Gamble of Crosslife Church and Aaron Hollifield of Westminster Church of God. The service will also have a time for anyone to share.

Memorials: Kidney Foundation to further research into life saving treatments.