US Marine Corps


Jerre S. Thomas, II

December 11, 1960 ~ April 12, 2018 (age 57)

Master Sergeant Jerre S. Thomas, II, Retired US Marine Corps, died on April 12, 2018 in Quantico, VA.

Jerre was born December 11, 1960 in York, PA, a son of Jerre S. Thomas and Francine Boyd Thomas Miler. MSgt Thomas was a career Marine Corps Veteran, who served honorably for 20 years. He was a Master Instructor of Photography, and his military career included time at the White House with the Military Press Corp during the Presidencies of George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton. He retired from active duty 2000 and went to work for the DOD, where he became Chief of Audiovisual Services for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. He was also a member of the Quantico, VA Town Council.

He is survived by his mother, Francine Miler and his step-father, Edward "Ned" Miler of Summerville, SC; his girlfriend of eight years, Abigail Kohn and her daughter, Esme Anna Kohn of Falls Church, VA; his three children, Allison G. Thomas of Beaufort, SC, Justin W. Calandra (Kelly) of Richmond, VA, and Nathaniel S. Thomas, also of Richmond, VA; three grandchildren, Brianna Christine Leaha Thomas, James Lee Smith, IV, Ian Michael O'Toole Smith, all of Beaufort, SC; sister, Tracy Thomas Mitman (Ed) of Summerton, SC; two nephews, Matthew Mitman of Bowman, SC and James Mitman (Jennifer), and their two sons of Summerville, SC; aunt, Barbara Thomas of York, PA, and her daughter and two granddaughters of New Orleans, LA; step-brothers, Michael Miler of Spring, TX, and Mark Miler (Anna) of Littlestown, PA, and their daughter, Allison Miler of York, PA; and a step-sister, Diana Spencer of Montgomery, TX. Jerre is predeceased by his father, Jerre S. Thomas. 

A Memorial Service will be held in Quantico Municipal Park on April 23, 2018.  Local Memorial Services will be Friday morning, April 27, 2018 at 11 o'clock at St. Paul's Summerville Anglican Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Jerre's name to St. Paul's Summerville, 111 Waring St., Summerville, SC 29483, or any SPCA of your choice.

Arrangements by PARKS FUNERAL HOME, 130 W. 1st North Street, Summerville, SC 29483. 

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