Charlie Walter THOMAS, 64, died Saturday, February 9, 2013 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital after an extended illness.
Mr. Thomas was born on Sunday, September 12, 1948 to Willie and Peggy Ginns Thomas in Mansfield, Ohio and was a resident of the Mansfield community for 36 years. Charlie graduated in 1968 from Mansfield Senior High School and he then served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a former employee of Ohio Edison/First Energy in Niles, Ohio and had retired in 1996 after 20 years of service. After his military service he attended Kent State University, became a minister in 1999 and helped establish the Tower Of Power Ministries in which specialized in community outreach. Charlie was a volunteer Chaplin at MedCentral Mansfield Hospital for five years.
Charlie is survived by his wife Bonita Jones Thomas Mansfield; 2 daughters April Robinson Mansfield & Charkia C. Thomas Warren; 2 sons Richard Knight, Jr. Lakewood, Carlton Thomas United States Air Force; 4 Grandchildren; a great grandson; 3 sisters Eva Davis & Betty (Rev. Robert, Sr.) Edwards both Mansfield, Dorothy (Carl) Maxwell Pamona, California; 2 brothers Eddie (Dorothy) Thomas & Willie Thomas both Mansfield.
In addition to his parents, Charlie was also preceded in death by his two brothers.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:00 AM in the Oasis of Love Church with his minister Dr. Walter E. Jordan II officiating. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the time of the funeral service. Interment will be in Mansfield Cemetery. The Joint Veterans Council’s Detail will conduct military services at the close of the funeral service.
The family will receive friends at the home of his daughter, April, of 472 Woodridge Drive from 3-8 pm till the day of the funeral service.