Mark Chappell Thomas

January 6, 1947June 7, 2018
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71, of Clearwater Beach, passed away on June 7, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. Mark was our most loving and kind husband, dad, brother and grandfather with such a wonderful sense of humor.

Mark was a fourth generation native of Florida and so proud of it! He attended Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, GA; then graduated from St. Petersburg High School in 1965. Mark attended the University of South Florida, graduating in 1974. Mark spent his life devoted to his family and his career in sales, marketing, managing and consulting. He was awarded a key to the City of St. Petersburg, FL for civic involvement, was an Alumni President for USF in Pinellas County, a graduate of Leadership St. Petersburg, FL, a longtime member of Kiwanis Club St. Petersburg, and was President of the Social Service Allocation Committee of the City of St. Petersburg, FL.

Mark and his family lived in Hendersonville, NC from 1988 until 2002, where he was a member of Hendersonville First United Methodist Church and belonged to the Hendersonville Country Club. Mark’s passion was golf, and he loved playing in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

Mark is survived by his wife, Bonnie; his children, Jason (Vanessa) Thomas and Stacey “Alexandra” Thomas; his grandchildren, Elle, Mia, Brett and Ty; his sister, Nancy Thomas; his nephews, Tim and Michael Roussel; and many loving friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Wadsworth Thomas, DDS and Hazel Chappell Thomas, both of St. Petersburg, FL; maternal grandparents, Benjamin and Mamie Chappell of Fuquay-Varina, NC; and his paternal grandparents, John and Elizabeth Thomas of Tampa, FL.

A memorial service will take place in his honor at Anona United Methodist Church- Main Chapel in Largo, FL on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 3:30pm.


  • Bonnie Thomas, Wife
  • Jason (Vanessa) Thomas, Son
  • Stacey "Alexandra" Thomas, Daughter
  • Nancy Thomas, Sister
  • Tim Roussel, Nephew
  • Michael Roussel, Nephew
  • Robert Wadsworth Thomas DDS, Father
  • Hazel Chappell Thomas, Mother
  • Maternal - Benjamin Chappell, Grandfather
  • Maternal - Mamie Chappell, Grandmother
  • Paternal - John Thomas, Grandfather
  • Paternal - Elizabeth Thomas, Grandmother
  • Marc is also survived by his grandchildren: Elle, Mia, Brett and Ty.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 23, 2018
  • Reception Saturday, June 23, 2018

Mark Chappell Thomas

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Ashley Gruber

July 28, 2018

What a beautiful tribute. I had the pleasure of caring for Mark as his nurse at Tampa General in January and it was a happy yet bittersweet day when I discharged him. I literally remember it like it was yesterday. He made me laugh and made my days brighter. He was a fighter. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. May you always remember the best of memories ❤️

Linda Becker

June 23, 2018

Dear Bonnie and family,
Our deepest condolences and sympathy. We are so sorry to hear of Mark's passing. We know how sad it is to lose a loved one and face the unknown future without them. But our hope is sucured that we will meet and be them again some day of those that loved the Lord. Please know that we will keep you and yours in our prayers and ask that our loving God will give you comfort at this struggling time and that peace will surround and your memories will keep you close to him. Love, Linda and Paul Becker

Debby Christmas

June 23, 2018

Bonnie, so sorry to hear of your loss, it is never easy to lose a spouse. Know that our prayers are with you and your family. May God give you comfort in knowing that Mark is in a better place and he is no longer in pain or suffering. And someday you will see him again. Love and prayers, Debby and Frank

Bill Duckwall

June 17, 2018

“Thick as thieves” his father might say in describing the friendship between Mark and myself. Sadly, over time, the thick became thin; and by that, I don’t mean our friendship came to an end. Good friendships never end. Two lives, simply put, diverged. Based on his wife, Bonnie, and their children and grandchildren, I can see what I always knew would be my friend’s fate; a full and happy life. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family.

Betty Brussel Shamas

June 16, 2018

Dear Bonnie and Family,
I just received the sad news about Mark and send my deepest sympathy.
My memories go back to living across the street, baby sitting for he and
Nancy, and forever being teased about learning to dance with a scarf tied
To the bedpost. How precious are my memories and blessed to have known
And loved all the Thomases.

Jon Gener

June 14, 2018

My condolences to Mark's family. May you find some comfort for your great loss in the promise found at John 11:25.