OBITUARY

James "Greg" Gregory Thomason

December 6, 1969April 14, 2018
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James Gregory “Greg” Thomason, 48, of Gardendale, AL passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Greg was born in Jefferson County on December 6, 1969, to James Randall Thomason and Ethelda Langston Thomason. He was a 1988 graduate of Gardendale High School. Greg attended Jefferson State Community College later graduating from the University of Alabama Birmingham in 1993 with a degree in Mass Communications and a minor in Journalism. While attending college, Greg worked at the North Jefferson News in the Sports Department. For 19 years, Greg owned and operated Double Header Sports in Gardendale. After closing the store in late 2009 due to health issues related to Epidermolysis Bullosa, a rare genetic skin disease, he continued his passion for sports cards and memorabilia with an online business. Greg enjoyed traveling, sports, Auburn Football, Atlanta Braves baseball, and fantasy sports leagues. Greg was an active member of the Decatur Highway Church of Christ for over thirty years. Words cannot express the void that will be left in our lives of all who knew and were inspired by him. Greg was a perfect example of how everyone should approach life as he lived every day to the fullest. There will never be another like him; no one could ever replace him in our hearts. We are all so thankful that the Lord put Greg in our lives and for that we are forever grateful, blessed, and by far better people for knowing him. We would like to thank our extended family who were by his side these last thirty days. A special thanks to Dr. George Tisdale and his staff for twenty-two years of continuous care. A visitation will be held on Monday evening, April 16th from 5 until 8 PM at Ridout’s Gardendale Chapel. Services will follow on Tuesday, beginning at 10 AM visitation and 11 AM service time, with interment in Oakwood Memorial Gardens. The service will be officiated by John McMath, minister of Decatur Highway Church of Christ in Gardendale, Al and Miles Stutts, minister of Atlas Church of Christ in Florence, AL. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations please be made to Rainbow Omega, a faith based nonprofit organization providing vocational and residential programs to adults with developmental disabilities; 100 Hope Drive, Eastaboga, AL 36260.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, April 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 17, 2018
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James "Greg" Gregory Thomason

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Kay Mikell English

April 16, 2018

Ethelda,
Remember when Greg was born. My heart and prayers go out to you and the family. May God comfort as only He can.

Kay Mikell English

VICKI TURNER

April 16, 2018

Greg was and always will be such an inspiration to me . to Robyn and I he was our hero. It was always a pleasure to see him and his parents. anyone who ever met Greg and his parents knew there was something very special about them . We will miss Greg so much and knowing him was such a blessing . To Ethelda and Randy your are in my prayers.

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