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A. C. Thomas

a. c. thomas

February 3, 1949 ~ August 27, 2023

Born in: Jefferson , Texas
Resided in: San Antonio, Texas

For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand years. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than to dwell in the tents of wickedness. Psalm 84:10

AC was the second child born to Lillie Mae Thomas and Calvin McDaniel on February 3, 1949 in Jefferson, Marion County, Texas. Both parents preceded him in death. AC departed this life August 27, 2023 at Methodist Hospital surrounded by his family.

AC is a product of the Marion County Independent School District and graduated from Central High School in 1967 where he excelled in football. As a child he had a protector named King.  AC became an ambassador for Christ at an early age and was baptized at the Cypress Chapel Baptist Church by the late Reverend A.G. White. After graduating high school, he entered the Peace Corps for 2 years. Later he entered the United States Air Force in 1968 and was honorably discharged in 1976. While in the military he met Stanley Wyatt, they became best friends for life. Following retirement from the Air Force, he worked in civil service at both Kelly Field and Randolph Air Force bases. He retired from civil service in 2011.

AC was united in marriage to Jo Ann Jefferson on May 17, 1974 and celebrated their 49th anniversary this past May. To this union two beautiful children were born: Alexander Cory and Jillian. AC united with Tree Mount Temple Baptist Church under the late Reverend Aristide Brown and later moved his membership to True Vision Baptist Church under the pastorage of Reverend Michael Brown where he served as a deacon; but, his first love was ushering and greeting his fellow worshipers.

AC leaves to cherish his memory a loving and devoted wife, Joann; one son Alexander Cory and his wife Kimberly; one daughter Jillian; one granddaughter, Kenya; one grandson Alexander “Little AC”; four sisters: Bettie J. Gipson (Benny) of Houston, Texas; Bennie Jewell Barnett; Linda Ruth Perry (George) both of Jefferson, Texas; Essie T. Johnson, San Antonio, Texas; Two brothers: Rodrick Wilson and his wife Lynn; Dan Thomas, both of Houston, Texas. One sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Lucille and Robert Tietjen; one brother-in-law and sister-in-law, James and Evelyn Robinson, Austin, Texas. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and the True Vision Church Family.

You can live stream the service on YouTube at True Vision SA


Visitation: September 1, 2023 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

True Vision Church
2826 Ackerman Rd.
Kirby, TX United States


Funeral Service: September 2, 2023 1:00 pm

True Vision Church
2826 Ackerman Rd.
Kirby, TX United States


Cemetery: September 4, 2023 10:00 am

Cypress Chapel Cemetery

Jefferson, TX United States


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  1. CandleImageSo thankful and grateful to have had him in my life. Just a phenomenal man and person. One of my Superhero’s. I will miss you Brother Thomas and always will remember you just like I have threw out my life. Thank You. To the entire Thomas Family thank you. Love you all always.

  2. CandleImageRest easy pops. I appreciate you and it was true blessing to know the lord had you cross my path. Job well done… West Campus will always be grateful for you and the family. Tell my pops hello for me.. Steven Dixon… Cougar Pride

  3. My condolences to my family and friends. Deacon Thomas and the Thomas family, may God rest his soul and heal his family lost, amen.

  4. CandleImageI would like to send my condolences to the Thomas Family (Joan,Alex and Jill).. I met AC in 1973 when he first arrived at Civil Engineering Squadron. His height made him very intimidating, but that isn’t who Tom was. He was a gentle giant who cared about everyone..He gave great insight to the young airman he worked with .AC loved his family. He was a great husband and father. I am going to miss my dear friend. He was very wise and filled with the Holy Spirit. There were times when we had great conversations about The Lord and our relationship with him. I will miss those talks. AC I’ll never forget you brother 50 years is a long time you were like a big brother
    Wild Bill

  5. CandleImageSending our prayers and love to the Thomas and Wilson Families! Mr. AC definitely will be missed visiting our street River Bluff in Houston! ❤️always in our hearts!

  6. CandleImageGod Bless yoU AC and your family, God has taken you home and you are at peace with our heavenly father, it has been good knowing you through the years working at Randolph AFB.

  7. CandleImageCondolences to our Thomas Family on behalf of the Smith/Green Family. AC will be missed. He was a gentle giant with a kind, loving spirit. Cousin Joan, Alex, and Jill, our Deepest Sympathy and Prayers.
    In Memory of Daisy Smith and Luvenia Wyatt (Cute)

    The Comfort of Christ’s Coming
    13 But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.
    15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.

  8. CandleImageAC as I grew up calling my cuzzin. He will be missed. I’ll miss his wisdom and laugh when we would chat. Take your rest cuz. A fond farewell from your cuzzins .

  9. CandleImageSending my condolences and prayers to the family of AC. He was a mentor and always put a smile on my face. I loved working with him at Randolph AFB. Peace be with you brother 🙏🏽

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