09/25/06 - NNHS Newsletter - Charles Thomas

Charles Sledd Thomas, Jr.
(14 Jan 1912 - 11 Sept 2006)

Hampton High School Class of 1929

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Sad news has come to us once more.    

    From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/24/06 - "  Kit Thomas' Father: Notice
for Charles Sledd Thomas Jr.":

  Sue Miller Dearnley ('64 - of VA) had spoken to Kit (Thomas - '64 - of VA) and learned of his father's passing.


   Oh, David - I'm so sorry to learn of this news!  Thank you for telling me.  I've posted it here as well:





From the Daily Press - 09/17/06:

  Charles Sledd Thomas Jr.  

HAMPTON - Charles Sledd Thomas Jr. of Hampton, Va., died after a brief illness on Sept. 11, 2006. Born Jan. 14, 1912, in Newport News and raised in Hampton, he was the son of Charles S. and Leola Davis Thomas. He was a loving and caring husband of 58 years to Esther Virginia Cutler Thomas, who predeceased him in 2000. He is survived by his sons, Allen C. 'Kit' Thomas Sr. of Burgess, Va., and C. Sledd Thomas III of Pittsboro, N.C.; by two daughters-in-law, Jan Thomas and Ann Thomas; and five grandchildren, Allison Thomas, Virginia Thomas, Borden Thomas, Kit Thomas Jr., and Todd Keegan. His brother, Allen Davis Thomas of Tullahoma, Tenn., and his sister, Elizabeth Thomas Martin of Hampton, Va., precede him in death. Mr. Thomas graduated from Hampton High School in 1929 and from the College of William and Mary in 1933. While at William and Mary he majored in business and was a member of The Order of the White Jacket. He served in the US Army from 1943-1946. A former President of the Virginia Optical Guild, he was a founding member of Martin, Thomas and Walker Opticians. His service to his community included charter membership in the Hampton Sea Scouts and over 50 years as a 32nd Degree Mason, Scottish Rite and Shrine Lodge 3, St. Tammany Hall. He also served his church in many capacities including Lay Eucharistic Minister, Treasurer and Lector. In addition to his family, he had a love of hunting and fishing, cooking and gardening. He was an active and enthusiastic member of the Exchange Club and the Torch Club. A Memorial Service will be held in celebration of the life of Charles S. Thomas Jr. on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 11 a.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, Hampton, Va. Family will receive friends in the Parish Hall immediately following the service. Memorial gifts may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church or the American Cancer Society.

Published in the Daily Press from 9/16/2006 - 9/17/2006.
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I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
Eva Coleman (Gloucester Point, VA ) - September 16, 2006
Dear Kit and family,

So sorry to hear of your loss. May your love and fond memories help you through this time.


Susie Collier McKown
Susie Collier McKown (Hampton, VA) - September 18, 2006
Sledd and Kit, we were sorry to hear about Charlie, but were uplifted by his community of friends and family that we were fortunate to meet at his service of remembrance on Saturday. God bless you and your families.
Robert Garrison (Raleigh, NC ) - September 24, 2006
I just learned of your father's passing. On behalf of the members of the NNHS Class of 1964, please accept our sincere condolences on your loss.
David Spriggs (Norfolk, VA ) - September 24, 2006
I was so saddened to learn from David Spriggs about the passing of your father. My prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. May you find comfort and peace, and may your memories be ones of joy and love.
Carol Buckley Harty (Fayetteville, NC ) - September 25, 2006
Dear Kit and family,
Please accept our sincere condolences upon the passing of your Dad. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
God Bless,
Joe Wingo
Joe Wingo (Charlotte, NC ) - September 25, 2006
Hi Kit - I am very sorry to hear about your Father's death. I did not realize that you had lost your Mother in 2000 - she was such a special person and I can hear her voice right now - so clear, distinctive and commanding. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Jo Ann Stewart (Oakton, VA ) - September 27, 2006
Kit and Sledd, you have my deepest sympathy. Your father and mother played a major role in my life as both employer and teacher. I will forever cherish their memory.
Mark Hutcherson (Richmond, VA ) - November 27, 2006
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My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Mark Hutcherson (Richmond, VA) - September 11, 2007
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      Our sincerest sympathies are extended to the Thomas family and and their friends at this time.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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Brightest and Best of the Sons of the Morning

Lyrics by Bishop Reginald Heber (1783-1826), 1811

Heber originally wrote this hymn for the Feast of the Epiphany, January 6. It was first published
in the
Christian Observer in 1811, but did not appear in hymnals until after Heber's death.

Music: "Morning Star," James Proctor Harding, 1892

1. Brightest and best of the sons of the morning,
Dawn on our darkness and lend us thine aid;
Star of the East, the horizon adorning,
Guide where our infant Redeemer is laid.

2. Cold on His cradle the dewdrops are shining;
Low lies His head with the beasts of the stall.
Angels adore Him in slumber reclining,
Maker and Monarch and Savior of all.

3. Shall we not yield Him, In costly devotion,
Odors of Edom and offerings divine,
Gems of the mountain and pearls of the ocean,
Myrrh from the forest and gold from the mine?

4. Vainly we offer each ample oblation,
Vainly with gifts would His favor secure.
Richer by far is the heart's adoration;
Dearer to God are the prayers of the poor.

5. Brightest and best of the sons of the morning,
Dawn on our darkness and lend us thine aid;
Star of the East, the horizon adorning,
Guide where our infant Redeemer is laid.

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"Brightest and Best of the Sons of the Morning" Sheet Music by Mr. H. S. Irons from Rev. Richard R. Chope,
Carols For Use In Church (London: William Clowes & Sons, 1894), Carol #137

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