John Lawrence Thomas

April 22, 1963September 30, 2020

John L Thomas SR, 57, of Las Vegas, NV passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. John was born April 22, 1963 in Somers Point, NJ to Ethel and John McMahon.

In 1987, he joined the United States Navy and was assigned to the Naval Station Great Lakes for his boot camp training. Mr. Thomas is a veteran of the Gulf War, and his 20-year naval career would take him to numerous ports of call including Japan, Germany, and Bahrain. Mr. Thomas retired in 2007 as a CS1 (E6) and continued serving as a military contractor, most recently in Kuwait.

Mr. Thomas was an avid cook, and enjoyed making big meals for family and friends.

John is survived by his wife Jennilyn Thomas of Las Vegas. He is also survived by his children Felicia Lefiles and her husband Will Lefiles of Kansas; John Thomas Jr., Brittney Abbott and her husband Eric Abbott of Texas; Keith and Jessica Thomas; Jennica and Jennine Adams of Nevada. His grandchildren Shane, Jace, and Isabella Lefiles; Cayden Nunez and Teagan Abbott. He is also survived by his sisters Linda and Neil Baroff, Marian and Earl Davison III, and Susan Neilson; his nieces, nephews and their significant others; Heather Hanssens, Kyle and Robert Davison, Melanie Brill, Eric Baroff, and Herbert McCay all of Pennsylvania; and numerous great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Edgar and Ethel Thomas.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family for funeral and end of life expenses.

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  • Memorial Service

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020


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Robert Woods

October 14, 2020

I will so miss "My Brother from another Mother!" You know how close we were! I love your family like my own and vice versa! I'll catch up with you in Heaven! My thoughts and prayers are with you all! And you know I love you all! Love,Daddy Woods!

Wanda Kachigian

October 13, 2020

I remember the first time when my Uncle Ed brought Linda, Marian, John and Susan to my Grandma and Grandpop Thomas's house in Philadelphia, PA. We all played in the side yard of the house, except John since he was the only boy in the group of all girls.

My prayers go out to John's family and sisters. I know that he will be missed by all.

Wanda Kachigian, cousin

Susan Hadfield

October 11, 2020

John thank you for coming into my life.Because of you I have the best friend possible.My favorite memory is when Sue and I came into the kitchen after hours and you thought there were robbers in the house.It was so funny.Rest in peace John.

Greg Johnson

October 11, 2020

John approached me about leading a group of my Ram Club in Nevada. He said he would need help because of his occupation, but really loved what we stood for. I worked tirelessly for John and he for us. I am so sorry for your and your families loss. John is a special soul and someone I will forever miss. God Bless you and your family!

Greg Johnson

Cherri Woods

October 9, 2020

To the Family of John,
Sorry for your loss. Pray constantly. God understands how you feel at Ps. 34:18,19 it says God is close to the brokenhearted: he saves those who are crushed in spirit. God promises that the dead can live again found at Acts 24:15. "There is going to be a resurrection" Hope this brings comfort


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