Jerry “Buckwheat” Thomason, age 74, of Dallas, GA, passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. He was born on November 1, 1944, in Dallas, GA, to the late Daniel LaFayette & Helen Ray Thomason, and was preceded in death by his wife, Anne Hodges Thomason; sister, Linda Hammonds, and brother, Wayne Thomason. Mr. Thomason was a member of Narroway Baptist Church. He retired after 38 years from Lockheed Martin where he worked as a honeycomb mechanic. He loved his girls and family. He was a faithful friend and member of Masonic Lodge of Dallas. Buckwheat was a recovered alcoholic of 40 plus years and has helped save many lives in his work with AA.
Survivors include his daughters, Stacey Lackey, Suzanne Thomason, and Sandra Thomason all of Dallas, GA; brothers, Ronnie (Darlene) Thomason, David Thomason, and Kenny Thomason; sisters, Gail (Douglas) Cole and Brenda Thomason; grandchildren, Tyler Anne (Charlie Anderson) Lackey, Wyatt Longoria, and Aubrey Thomason; great-grandchildren, Cain Anderson and Riley Anderson; many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Buckwheat’s Life will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at 3 PM, from Clark Funeral Home with Pastor Rodney Carson and Reverend Jimmy Tibbitts officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 1 PM until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to My Father’s House, Hiram, GA, www.myfathershousehiram.com or phone 678-435-5951; or Recovery and Restoration Ministries Inc in Carrollton, GA, www.recoveryandrestorationministries.org, or phone 770-830-6638
Please feel free to leave online condolences to the family at www.samclarkfuneralhome.com