Weerts Funeral Home


Charles Thomas Sr.

March 26, 1969January 11, 2021

Charles Thomas Sr., 51, of Davenport, IA, passed away January 11, 2021, at Genesis East Medical Center in Davenport. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Saturday, January 16, 2021, at Weerts Funeral Home in Davenport. Guests are asked to follow the CDC’s social distancing guidelines and wear masks. Due to COVID 19 restrictions, a private Memorial Service will follow, but can be viewed online at . Inurnment will be held at a later date in Pine Hill Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at

Charles was born March 26, 1969 and raised by Frank and Nazarie (Bishop) Thomas in Illinois. He earned his GED from Davenport Schools. Charles went on to earn an Associates in Applied Science in Accounting as well as an Associates in Business Entrepreneurship from Scott Community College. His education was very important to him and he was currently earning his Bachelor’s from Bellevue University. Charles was very active and involved in a lot of Scott CC activities, such as President of the Diversity Club. He worked at Alorica in Customer Service for several years. Charles was the recipient of a kidney transplant and became a volunteer specialist on the subject to educate and comfort dialysis patients through Genesis. He was affectionately known as “Uncle Charles” to many younger family members. Charles loved gardening, flowers and enjoyed music. He will be remembered as an old soul that was very outgoing and loved socializing with everyone.

Charles will be deeply missed by his best friend and significant other of 12 years, Rhonda Goers of Davenport; children: Charlie Thomas Jr. of Davenport, and Shavette Daniels of Huntsville, AL; step-children: Andrew Shepherd and Shannon Johnson; siblings: Janie McGhee of Rock Island, IL, Martell Bates of Rock Island, IL, John Bruce of Davenport; several grandchildren, many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.


  • Frank Thomas, Father
  • Nazarie (Bishop) Thomas, Mother
  • Rhonda Goers, Best Friend / Significant Other
  • Charles Thomas Jr., Son
  • Shavette Daniels, Daughter
  • Andrew Shepherd, Stepchild
  • Shannon Johnson, Stepchild
  • Janie McGhee, Sister
  • Martell Bates, Sister
  • John Bruce, Brother
  • Charles also leaves several grandchildren, many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
    He was preceded in death by his parents.


  • Visitation Weerts Funeral Home

    Saturday, January 16, 2021

  • Memorial Service Livestream

    Saturday, January 16, 2021



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shavette Daniels

January 16, 2021

I LOVE YOU DAD. Rest peacefully 😔

Ruth Gallagher

January 15, 2021

Charles was a truly remarkable man who cared deeply for others, and he was a joyful person. When the SCC Diversity and Volunteer Club went to Ronald McDonald House in Iowa City last year, Charles contributed financially to the meal we cooked because he believed in giving to others. I will miss his friendly smile and his positive attitude. I am blessed to have known him.

Eva Davison

January 15, 2021

Rhonda so sorry for your loss. I remember lunching with Charles at work. I still have a picture of when you joined Dianna and I for lunch. Two beautiful souls now at peace. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Lee and Cheryl Nelson

January 14, 2021

We would like to extend our sincere sympathy. Charles was always such a positive and sincere person. We always enjoyed his conversation when he came into our office. He made us laugh and feel good. He was a great man. We hope that your fond memories will give you a source of comfort.

Mark and Evie Patterson

January 12, 2021

Our hearts are heavy for you in the death of our brother Charles. You were the best thing that ever happened to Charles and he told us that all the time. Our family loved him and accepted him into our family from day one. He had set some big goals for his life especially regarding his education. He went through so much physically through the years. He is now at peace in Heaven. We know your heart aches as you have lost your best friend. Please know that we will be there for you Rhonda in the days and years to come. Mark and Evie