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Clarence Thomas Jr.

January 17, 1953 ~ April 13, 2022 (age 69)


The Obituary 

Clarence Thomas, Jr. was born on January 17, 1953, to the late Clarence Thomas, Sr. and Kathleen Gilchrist Thomas in Philadelphia, PA.  Affectionately known as “June”, he was raised in the Germantown section of the city and educated in the Philadelphia Public School System.

Clarence served in the United States Army and was subsequently honorably discharged. Following his service, he married the mother of his four children, Sheila Wyatt, in 1980.  They were together for 29 years. Clarence was a member of Enon Tabernacle for many years, under the leadership of Reverend Dr. Alyn E. Waller.

Employed by the US Postal Service, he retired from the position of postal carrier after 25 years. His work ethic and dedication earned him numerous awards and acknowledgements of service over the years.

Clarence was quite outspoken, and he will always be remembered for his strength, courage, and willingness to provide help in times of difficulty.  He enjoyed his old school music, nature and historical documentaries, in addition to spending time with his grandchildren.

Clarence Thomas, Jr., loving father of four, entered eternal rest on April 13, 2022.  He is preceded in death by: both parents; eldest son, Ryan Thomas; grandson, Khalid Thomas; and two brothers, Jerome Gilchrist and Gregory Thomas.  He leaves cherished memories to: his three remaining children: Seleana, Desiray, and youngest son Maxwell; former wife, Sheila Thomas; one brother, Jefferson “Butch” Gilchrist; one sister, Vanetta Thomas; and a host of grandchildren, extended family, and friends.

Submitted With Love,

The Family  


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Military Honors
May 4, 2022

10:00 AM
Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church
230 W. Coulter Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144

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