OBITUARY

Charles "Chas" S. Thomason

November 21, 1994April 28, 2021
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Charles “Chas” Stehmeier Thomason, of Greenville, SC, passed away on Wednesday, April 28 at age 26.

Chas was born in Greenville on November 21, 1994 to Dr. Mack and Cheree Thomason. He attended Christ Church Episcopal School from Primer until he graduated in 2013. While at CCES he played varsity basketball and soccer.

After high school, Chas attended Clemson University where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity and majored in Business Management with an Entrepreneurship Emphasis. He was an avid Clemson football fan and attended every game he could. Stemming from his childhood summers spent on the pier at Pawley’s Island, Chas developed a passion for fishing and was happiest at the nearest river or lake with a line in the water. During college, Chas found that he excelled in sales and poured himself into his jobs at Cutco and Palmetto Moon. After school, Chas combined his passion for fishing and his love of sales by working in the fishing department at Cabela’s, and later Academy Sports.

Chas will be remembered by his family and friends for his charming personality, his infectious sense of humor, and his beautiful smile. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Chas was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church where he and his family attended until 2002. Since 2002 they have been members of First Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are his parents, Mack and Cheree Thomason; his brother McKee Thomason of Portland, OR; his sister Katie Thomason of Greenville, SC; and his maternal grandparents Herman and Marilyn Stehmeier of Charleston, SC. He is also survived by several uncles and aunts as well as eleven first cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Dr. Bob and Ruth Thomason of Greenville; his uncles Jim Thomason and Dr. Earle Russell of Greenville; and his uncle Dr. Bo Kimsey of Duluth, GA.

The family would like to thank many in the recovery world who helped Chas during his journey. A special thanks to David McNease at Greenville Transitions and Marc Burrows at Carolina Wellness and Recovery Center for their love and support. The family would also like to thank FAVOR Greenville, Hope for Families Recovery Center, and Safety Net.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 1 from 9:30 am until 10:45 am in the Parlor at First Presbyterian Church, with the funeral service to follow at 11:00 am in the church sanctuary. COVID protocols will be followed with mask requirements and social distancing. A private burial service will be held on Sunday, May 2 at Woodlawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asks that memorials be made to Christ Church Episcopal School, in support of substance abuse prevention, 245 Cavalier Dr, Greenville, SC 29607, or FAVOR Greenville, 355 Woodruff Rd #303, Greenville, SC 29607.

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  • FAMILY

  • Surviving are his parents, Mack and Cheree Thomason; his brother McKee Thomason of Portland, OR; his sister Katie Thomason of Greenville, SC; and his maternal grandparents Herman and Marilyn Stehmeier of Charleston, SC. He is also survived by several uncles and aunts as well as eleven first cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Dr. Bob and Ruth Thomason of Greenville; his uncles Jim Thomason and Dr. Earle Russell of Greenville; and his uncle Dr. Bo Kimsey of Duluth, GA.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 1, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, May 1, 2021

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Becky Loe

May 6, 2021

Cheree and Mack. I am so saddened by your loss of Chas. I recall him so vividly when he was in my K-4 class at First Presby. A fun, adventurous, polite and sweet child. My sympathy to both of you, Katie and McKee.

Tom Marchant

May 2, 2021

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Deborah & Tom Marchant
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Jacob Lee

April 30, 2021

Chas was very unique at work I talked to him every morning when he came in and afternoon when I left in the mornings he would always Come walking in during are meeting at 8:45 and I would be the one to notice and I'd just wave my hand and act like I wasn't letting him in he then would pull his mask down and stike his tongue out at me. Since then I can still imagine him walking in and him doing it over and over.

Douglas NOWIK

April 29, 2021

I know we didn't know each other for very long, but the time we spent together at work I will forever cherish. Especially the time you gave me credit for signing up a customer for a credit card, when in reality you did 99.9% of the "sell". That simple act explains Chas, a kindhearted individual that was always willing to help someone else, before he helped himself. I will never forget your smile and laugh, it was contagious and full of life. I am deeply grateful that our paths crossed, even though it was brief it left a lasting impression. I miss you buddy and I hope you are at peace. You will not be forgotten. Rest easy my friend

Tabitha White

April 29, 2021

Chas would always make you smile or laugh. He made work fun. As his Ops Team Lead at Academy Sports and Outdoors I was so proud of him becoming Lead cashier! Chas gave me a hug everyday but Friday was my last day with Academy and his hug on Friday will mean so much more to me now. He was always trying to find those fishing customers to help and would always walk away from his register and would drive me crazy sometimes that he walked away but he would come back and have them talked into our card and would get a surgery back with a day from those customers almost every single time. He challenged our whole front end to be better!
He will truly be missed!

Tabitha White

Tom Errington

April 29, 2021

So saddened to hear of Chas's passing.

Moving to a new country was pretty overwhelming for me and he was one of several to become a good friend and make it all a lot easier.

I'll never forget the memories of playing football at CCES or the late-night Call of Duty sessions.

Rest in peace mate.

Robbin Phillips

April 29, 2021

Dear Sherry and Mack,

Please know, that along with many others, I am holding you and your family in my heart and my prayers.

With Love, Robbin

Brian Bui

April 29, 2021

I only knew Chas for a very short while. Our interactions were limited to only a few minutes daily, but in that short time we became friends.

My heart breaks for what you are going through. It also breaks for my friend who left this world way too soon, and the family he leaves behind.

Please know that Chas meant a great deal to us and we will miss him.

Amy Rodgers

April 29, 2021

Praying for your healing, comfort, strength and peace during this painful time. I knew Chas for only a short 5 months as his Store Director at Academy Sports and Outdoors but I can tell you he was loved by all and such an amazing young man with such a big heart. It was truly a pleasure to work with Chas. I hope you feel the love that surrounds you, now and always.

Amy Rodgers

Louie Sagedy

April 29, 2021

I’m so saddened to learn about the passing of Chas. He was a fine young man and I always liked him. Please know that your family is in my prayers.

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