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Dr. Percy Leon Thomas, Jr. - Boiling Spring Lakes

Dr. Percy Leon Thomas, Jr. age 82, of Boiling Spring Lakes died Thursday, September 13, 2012 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Thomas was born in Jacksonville, Florida on October 31, 1929, son of the late Percy Leon Thomas, Sr. and Stella Desha Thomas. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and served during the Korean War. He attended Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina and earned his Doctorate of Theology. Dr. Thomas pastured several churches including Hallsboro Baptist Church in Hallsboro, North Carolina, Godwin Heights Baptist Church in Lumberton, North Carolina, and Grace Church in Mt. Jackson, Virginia. He spent over 20 years with Monticello United Church of Christ in Browns Summit, North Carolina where he made many life-long friends and was named Pastor Emeritus. Dr. Thomas was preceded in death by one sister, Barbara Thomas Doerffer.

Survivors include his wife Joyce Moore Thomas of the home; one son Stephen Thomas of Greensboro; one daughter Karen Thomas of Bellingham, Washington; one sister Joann Learn of Jacksonville, Florida; two nephews Gene and David Learn of Jacksonville, Florida; and one niece Beth Learn of Montreal, Canada.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am on Monday, September 17, 2012 at Southport Baptist Church with Reverend Jason Bland officiating. Burial will follow on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 1:00 pm in Monticello United Church of Christ Cemetery in Browns Summit, North Carolina with Reverend Gary Owens officiating.

Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport


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