Carl Wayne Thomas Jr.

carl thomas

May 26, 1943 ~ February 14, 2022

Born in: Johnson City, TN
Resided in: Warm Springs, GA

Carl Wayne Thomas, Jr, age 78 of Warm Springs, Georgia died Monday, February, 14, 2022 at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. 

A native of Johnson City, TN, he was a son of the late Carl Wayne and Marjorie Feathers Thomas. During high school Carl joined the US Army and served in Vietnam. He worked for many years as a long distance truck driver. A true patriot, he was well versed in many things. He held strong opinions and at times could be very outspoken and was often the center of attention at a family or group gathering. He was loved and appreciated by his family and prayed over often. 

Carl was an avid Ham Radio operator and Atlanta Braves Baseball fan. He enjoyed reading and hiking the Pine Mountain Trail with his dogs (sometimes as many as six). If he found a stray it was coming home. 

In 1988 he married Bonita Kendall Woods and from then until his death were the best years of his life. 

When Carl set his mind to something, he did it. He was very active with AA for several years and sponsored many other alcoholics. He gave up a five pack of cigarettes a day habit and drinking over 35 years ago and never looked back. In 2018 our prayers were answered when Carl surrendered his heart to God and was baptized in the Thomaston Seventh-day Adventist Church. 

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Gregory Thomas. 

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Bonnie Thomas; daughter Deborah Thomas; sons William K. Thomas and Zachary H. Thomas; step-son Larry Woods and wife Consuela of Tullahoma, TN; step-daughter Kerry W. Nunnaley and husband Robert of Carthage, NC; grandchildren Venson, Amber and Lilly. 

An informal memorial service will be 4:00 pm Saturday at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage. Following the service the family will receive friends until 6:00. 

A memorial service will be 10:00 AM Sunday, February 27th at Thomaston Seventh-day Adventist Church in Thomaston, GA. 

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  1. Our deepest condolences go out to your family during this time of loss. The times we have met him we memorable. That well known phrase, “Pray for Carl” will always be remembered.

  2. So sorry to hear of Carl’s passing. He was always bigger than life; that smile, his laughter and his humor. And, he loved his family most of all! I will always remember his kindness and how much fun he was to be around.
    Praying that God will surround you and your family and friends during this time of grief and provide peace and understanding.
    Until we meet again my dear friend Carl may God bless and keep you.

  3. Bonnie, I was so saddened to hear of Pud’s death. He always had great stories and made people laugh. He loved his family. He surely will be missed. God be with you during this sad time.
    I love you.

  4. So sorry to hear that Carl has passed. I’m certain his son Zack was there to welcome him upon his passing. I knew Carl in the early 1980’s. I felt so highly of him I asked to be my daughter’s godfather. I’m glad to hear he was finally happy in life over his last years.

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